Bordeaux, France

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Red wines of Bordeaux, Claret as it is known by many wine buffs, has always held a prominent position at Palmers Wine Store. Using our main claret contact, Maison Sichel, we have developed a list which offers character, quality and value.

Our Chateau Marotte and Chateau Argadens are from the Bordeaux or Bordeaux Superieur appellation and offer fantastic everyday drinking. We have lovely cru-bourgeois from Chateau Devise d'Ardilley, Chateau l'Argentyre, and the highly regarded Chateau Citran from the great 2005 and 2010 vintages which offer consistently excellent wine in every vintage.

From the “left bank” where Cabernet Sauvignon predominates we offer Maison Sichel and Chateau d’Angludet from Margaux, Chateau Oliviers, a Grand Cru Classe Pessac-Leognan and the terrific Grand Cru Classe wines of Chateau Langoa-Barton from St-Julien. From the “right Bank” where Merlot is king; Chateau Siaurac from Lalande de Pomerol, Grand Cru Classe Chateau Fonplegade, and 1er Grand Cru Classe Chateau Canon from St Emilion.

We always take advantage of the En Primeur campaigns with the latest arrivals being from the fantastic 2015 vintage from such Chateaux as Chateau Lanessan, Chateau Ormes De Pez from St-Estephe, one of the original nine Cru Bourgeois Exceptionelle, Chateau Lalande De Borie from St-Julien, Chateau Fieuzal from Pessac-Leognan and the legendaary Alter Ego De Palmer which gained it's highest ever score in the 2015 vintage.
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  • Brio is the second wine of Cantenac-Brown, a third Cru Chateaux in Margaux. 2004 was a good vintage that you don't have to wait decades for it to reach maturity. The 2004 Brio De Cantenac-Brown drinking perfectly and a great example of mature Claret.
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    From the legendary 2005 vintage this wine has really opened up and is drinking fantastically. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot from the Haut-Medoc this wine will continue to develop for several more years.
  • Wonderfully soft and supple Cru Bourgeois from the heart of the Medoc, classic in style and drinking fantastically right now.
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    Chateau Canon is a Premier Grand Cru Chateau in Saint-Emilion. The 2008 vintage has been described by Robert Parker as "the finest wine made under the relatively recent ownership of the Wertheimer brothers". A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the 2008 vintage is highly underated vintage producing some great value wines and Chateau Canon is the perfect example of this.
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    Lalande De Pomerol is considered to be the up and coming regions of the Bordeaux right bank and Chateau Siaurac is considered to be one of the stars of the region. From the great 2009 vintage producing forward wines that are starting to drink well. The Chateau Siaurac 2009 is a blend of 72% Merlot22% Cabernet-Franc with 6% Malbec with 12 months in oak. The Malbec in the blend adds plum fruit and gives firm structure creating a wine of superb power and length.
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    This fourth growth wine is known for its charm and finesse. Allied to the great 2009 vintage results in a fine, charming Claret with layers of dense fruit.
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    Chateau Angludet is owned and run by the Sichel family.55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. From the highly regarded 2010 vintage which is starting to drink but will benefit from cellaring. A wine with power, balance and style. A wonderful buy. Drink 2018-2040.
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    The second wine from Chateau Lanesson from an classic, early maturing vintage. 12 months spent of French oak, one third new, one third one year old and one third two years old. Drinking well now and will continue to improve over the next few years.
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    A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot with 5% Petit Verdot, this wine is 100% barrel aged with a third being aged in new oak. The 2011 is an early maturing vintage and the wine is drinking very well now.
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    Chateau Angludet is a superb producer, dating back to the 12th century, who performs in every vintage. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot with 12 months in oak the 2011 is an early maturing vintage that drinks well now and will continue to over the next few years.