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Bordeaux Superieur

There is so much to say about the single most famous wine region in the world that we will just provide a simple overview. For more extensive reading on the area, we recommend the excellent books by David Peppercorn MW and Robert M. Parker Jnr, amongst others, on the subject.

In total there are over 3,000 estates in the region in 57 separate appellations. Most of the wine produced is red from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Cot (Malbec) and Petit Verdot and the region's fame undoubtedly centres on its great red wines and, in particular, the Crus Classés of the Médoc and the top wines of the right-bank appellations of St-Émilion and, more recently, Pomerol.


In St-Emilion, "the best wines, with few exceptions, notably Teyssier on the plains of Vignonet, come from around the town" (Steven Spurrier, Decanter)For investment purposes only wines from the top estates in the best vintages should be purchased (and subsequently stored with great care in a reliable bonded warehouse). However, wines produced by reputable estates in any year can provide excellent value and so-called lesser vintages will generally be ready to drink at a much younger age. 

You must be aged 18 or over to purchase wine.
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