Bordeaux Wine

  • Bordeaux: Lalande de Pomerol 'La Chenade' 2009

    Bordeaux: Lalande de Pomerol 'La Chenade' 2009

    Lalande de Pomerol 'La Chenade' from Denis Durantou - Great value, right-bank claret with a bit of bottle-age from the 2009 vintage. Crimson colour, wild berries and raisins on the nose, cedar, cassis, graphite and fleshy fruit on the palate.

    • Bottle £22.50
    • Bottle Case £270.00
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  • Bordeaux Supérieur: Château d'Abzac 2011

    Bordeaux Supérieur: Château d'Abzac 2011

    Already a hit with the Yapp cognoscenti, this precocious ‘Petit Château’ is a blend of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is the fruit of our grail-like quest to find an affordable and characterful claret.

    • Bottle £11.75
    • Bottle Case £141.00
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Bordeaux wines

Bordeaux Wine

La Tupina, which is aptly located on la rue porte-de-la-monnaie on the left bank of the Garonne in the centre of Bordeaux, is a destination restaurant specialising in in the traditional cuisine of the South-West. Erstwhile Times restaurant critic Jonathan Meades once declared it his all-time favourite eaterie bar none, which is about as strong a gastronomic steer as you can get. One of the specialities of the house is poulet fermier that is stuffed with garlic and a big chunk of baguette to absorb the roasting juices. As with many classic dishes, it sounds pretty obvious when you think about it but, to the best of our knowledge, they thought of it first. The ‘7 hour’ lamb with white beans is terrific too and, as you would hope, the wine list features lots of resonant names - which climb from lofty to stratospheric on a pretty steep gradient. In a nutshell, it serves peasant food at princely prices, but you leave with a smile as well as a lower net worth.