France

France will always occupy a special place in our portfolio, being where it all began for us back in 1983. There is not, and will never be, anywhere quite like France:  eccentric, idiosyncratic and unswervingly confident as it is in the ability of ‘terroir’ and tradition to continue to produce the world’s best wine in the face of ever-increasing competition.

The French are immensely proud of their heritage and with a winemaking history stretching back over 2000 years this is hardly a surprise. Yet while many remain close to their roots, the dynamism, passion and energy we find amongst this country’s winemakers is unprecedented and is increasingly reflected in the quality and diversity of the wines. And after thirty-five years we are still astonished by the extent of variety that France has to offer.

We are also surprised at just how many of France’s best winemaking regions, especially those of the Languedoc-Roussillon and the South West, remain oddly undiscovered, and continue in our mission to bring ever more exciting varieties from little known areas to your attention.

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  1. Château Lamothe Bouscaut, Pessac-Léognan

    A real find - beautifully restrained, classy Bordeaux. Complex, concentrated and with a gorgeously deep, succulent texture. This is superb. Learn More

    £28.50
  2. Château de Villegeorge, Haut Médoc

    Classic Left Bank claret with lovely, intense black berry fruit, tinged with nuances of green leaves caramel and toasted oak. Learn More

    £26.50
  3. Origine Desmirail, Château Desmirail, Margaux

    Spice and black cherry, with hints of leather and tobacco. Learn More

    £34.50
  4. Château Grand Puy Ducasse, Pauillac

    Classic Pauillac cedar and blackcurrant aromas combine with deliciously succulent texture and silky tannins, making this a delicious wine to enjoy immediately and over the next 7-8 years. One of today's best value 'cru classé' Pauillacs.

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    £59.50
  5. Connétable de Talbot, Château Talbot, Saint-Julien

    Very appealing in the glass, this is a seductive, pure, very expressive wine. Very enjoyable drinking. Connétable Talbot is one of Bordeaux's longest-established second wines.

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    £39.50
  6. Chateau Phelan Segur Saint Estephe, Chateau Phelan Segur

    Indulgent fruit, intense and compelling, with an elegant structure of silky tannins. Learn More

    £49.50
  7. Château Haut-Bages Libéral, Pauillac

    Minerality and tension give this fifth growth a beautiful elegance and style. Learn More

    £63.50
  8. Château Valoux, Pessac-Léognan

    Perfect balance, with silky tannins, fresh acidity and superb concentration of flavours. Old Pessac-Léognan wine estate owned and run by Sophie Lurton of Château Bouscaut. Learn More

    £21.50
  9. La Fleur de Haut-Bages Libéral, Pauillac

    This fabulous wine is classic Left Bank Bordeaux:  full-bodied, supple and velvety, with concentrated black fruit, cedar and liquorice.

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    £42.50
  10. Relais de Durfort Vivens, Margaux

    Delicious, classic Margaux showing juicy, ripe fruit, supple texture, beautiful balance and excellent sustain on the finish. Learn More

    £42.50
  11. Château Talbot, Saint-Julien

    Flavours and aromas of blackcurrants, wild berries, leather, herbs, chocolate, vanilla, smoky oak and spices. This famous wine is superbly crafted. Learn More

    £79.50
  12. Etoile de Villegeorge, Château Villegeorge, Haut Médoc

    Expresses strawberry and raspberry character, and beautifully soft, rounded and harmonious in the mouth. Learn More

    £15.95
  13. Blason d'Issan Margaux, Chateau d'Issan

    A beautiful Margaux to enjoy now and over the next five years or longer.   Delicious, succulent, quite powerful yet silky-textured. Learn More

    £39.50
  14. Château Bouscaut, Pessac-Léognan

    Well-structured with flavours of spiced plum and blackberry with notes of coffee and clove. Learn More

    £42.50
  15. Château Desmirail, Margaux

    A well balanced wine, with spicy notes. Learn More

    £49.50