Whether or not you consider yourself to be a wine expert, you’ll almost certainly have heard of Bordeaux and its famous wines. But with so many wines on the shelves these days it can be hard to know what to buy. If you want a taste of Bordeaux but don’t know where to start, help is at hand with this interactive guide to the Everyday Bordeaux selection, simply click on "Search Everyday Bordeaux".
In this selection you’ll find some of the most delicious, most affordable Bordeaux available in the UK today. The featured wines, all priced between £4 and £15, were the medal winners and commended wines from this year’s 2006 Decanter World Wine Awards, as judged by a panel of experienced wine professionals.
Within those price bands, you’ll find dry whites, at their simplest, these wines are crisp and refreshingly fruity – great matches for plain grilled fish and salads. The more sophisticated wines have a rich, weighty texture that marries beautifully with heavier fish dishes, white meats and pasta in creamy sauces.
Reds range from wines based on Cabernet Sauvignon, while others contain more Merlot, but all will have the perfumed elegance for which Bordeaux is famed. These are the ultimate Sunday lunch wines, perfect partners for roast lamb or beef, but because they’re made in a fruity, enjoyable style, they’re equally at home with a simple plate of bangers and mash.
You’ll also find one of the sweet whites from Sauternes, famed for their luscious, balanced sweetness. If you’ve never tried one before, you’ve got a treat in store – especially if you pair it with crème brulée or an apricot tart.
Each medal-winning wine has a tasting note and details of the grapes that went into the blend, and every wine featured in the booklet has its retail price and stockist details listed.
All this makes it even easier for you to make an informed decision about buying Bordeaux now and in the future, so why not take the first steps on your journey to discovering these world-beating wines today?