Bordeaux’s reputation as a wine for status seekers and showoffs, backed by slick marketing campaigns to attract buyers with more cash than caution, may be a bit of an old chestnut, but therein lies a grain of truth – at least when applied to the huge prices commanded by the Le Pins and Lafites of the world. This largely undeserved reputation has the unfortunate effect of persuading serious, but recession-hit wine drinkers that Bordeaux is an area to avoid. JN Wine hopes to explode the myth and Jim Nicholson has personally selected 3 affordable Bordeaux (from hundreds tasted on his April tasting trip to Bordeaux) that offer really good value for money. All the wines are ready to drink now. We are offering a case comprising 4 of each for the knockdown price of £140 (a saving of over £25.00):
Trio of Clarets Case includes 4 of each of the following:
Chateau Maquin 2009 From the excellent 2009 vintage a great petit chateau which is drinking beautifully. Raspberry and plum fruit in abundance, lovely silky texture, creamy with well integrated ripe tannins. (Jane Boyce MW, JNWine) £11.95 per bottle
Chateau Chollet 2005 Mineral black fruit and graphite on the nose. Lively palate with fine grained tannins. Very well balanced; elegant, fresh style (Jane Boyce MW, JNWine) £12.95 per bottle
Chateau Lamothe Bergeron 2007 Black fruits, spice, smoke and rose. Serious, with good extraction of flavour, oak and structure. Fresh and long. Drink from 2010 (www.decanter.com) £16.50 per bottle
The wines will be open for tasting in the shop this Saturday (21st July) from 12-5pm. Come and see for yourself.