Bordeaux… where do you start? can range from ‘not-worth-cooking-with’ to ‘another planet expensive’ - so I guess we are talking about the in-betweens.
This is not so much an excellent wine, as an ‘interesting’ wine (although it is very good) - Domaine de Ile Margaux. I have 18 bottles maturing, of their first organic vintage 2015, featuring all 5 Bordeaux grapes (can you name them?). I think drinking 2025 at the earliest. Previous vintages have been variable - the 2007 was great, the 2001 well past it’s bedtime.
Its an island in the Gironde nearest to Ch Margaux. In fact the entire island is the vineyard. Naturally, you have to buy direct and pay for DHL, however the owner is brilliant and sorts everything out. They DO have a website - good luck finding it, as in all things French and internet it is clunky.
I appreciate this is probably heresy but I’ve never really found a Bordeaux that’s made me think that my money wouldn’t have been better spent on a ‘Bourdeaux style’ blend from elsewhere in the world. What wine(s) on the current list (say for £20 or less) would people recommend to convert a Bordeaux skeptic?
You need to add lots of bottles to your basket and then in your basket it tells you how many you can buy, just remember to take them out of your basket! I usually add 10,000 bottles and check what’s actually been put in the basket.
On the new additions, do you know if they have been formally included now, or does that remain a proposal? I’m a bit iffy about Touriga Nacional - it’s a great grape undoubtedly, but I would have put more towards the Rhone blend end of things.