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Claret for Drinking Now
The Society's Claret 2020
This friendly and fresh-tasting claret is one of The Wine Society's most consistently popular wines. Supplied for over a quarter of a century by the family-owned Maison Sichel, the bespoke blend varies from vintage to vintage, but merlot takes the lead role, and the wine is made without any oak to avoid masking its bright red and black-fruit flavours. This is made to be drunk on its own or with a wide variety of dishes. The stylish new label features three Greek muses, inspired by those that adorn one of the city’s great landmarks, the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux opera house. Please note: We've taken the step to remove the capsule (the covering on the top of the bottle) from this wine, as part of our sustainability strategy. This will have no adverse effect on the quality of the wine but reduces waste. The wine is also bottled in a light-weight glass bottle (420g or less) that reduces our carbon emissions, as it requires less materials to produce and less energy to transport.
Gentleman Vigneron Merlot, IGP Atlantique 2020
With bags of ripe merlot fruit and rounded tannins, this is a brand new wine from the Furt family's vineyards at Grave de Bertin in Bordeaux. Vibrant unoaked Bordeaux red with pure, appealing fruit character.
Château La Grave de Bertin Réserve, Bordeaux 2020
A savoury, traditionally styled claret from the respected Furt family property. Mainly merlot, with cabernets franc and sauvignon for balance.
Château Lamothe Saint Germain, Bordeaux 2020
Well-balanced and appealing blend of 75% merlot and 25% cabernet franc with pure, fresh fruit character and supple texture. One of the best vintages we've tasted from this consistently reliable Bordeaux château.
Château Vircoulon, Bordeaux Supérieur 2019
Vircoulon is a well-respected family-owned property with vineyards neighbouring Castillon, producing a full, ripe merlot-based Bordeaux best enjoyed with hearty stews and roasts.
Château du Puch, Bordeaux 2019
Ripe, plummy claret with plenty of appeal. Mainly merlot with 20% cabernet sauvignon which adds structure and grip. From a well-respected Bordeaux property in the village of Sauveterre-de-Guyenne in the Entre-deux-Mers that has for over 20 years employed workers with disabilities as part of an assistance through work scheme.