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Spot of claret, old boy?

Great Domaines Fathers-Day-Bordeaux

The word ”claret” is an old-school wine term, closely connected to Britain’s long-standing love affair with the wines of Bordeaux. This love affair has spread far and wide. This Father’s Day, treat that old boy to a bottle or two of claret. We have put together a list of red Bordeaux, from the big names to those that fly below the radar.

Dear Reader,

Below you will find a short-list of claret across four categories. Take a look and simply reply to us here (or speak to your Account Manager) about which bottles you would like for that special dad. Availability, where very limited, is indicated next to the wine.

Top dogs (classed growths and generally, the big-hitting names)

2018 Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan R12 995 / bottle 100 pts. LPB (2 bottles)
2014 Latour Pauillac R11 995 / bottle 96 pts. AG (6 bottles)
2006 Margaux Margaux R11 500 / bottle 95 pts. WK (18 bottles)
2009 Palmer Margaux R10 300 / bottle 98 pts. LPB (3 bottles)
2018 Angélus Saint-Émilion R8 500 / bottle 97 pts. AG (9 bottles)
2018 La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan R6 995 / bottle 99 pts. LPB (4 bottles)
2019 Palmer Margaux R6 995 / bottle 98 pts. AG (11 bottles)
2016 Les Carmes Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan R3 995 / bottle 95+ pts. LPB (7 bottles)
2018 Les Carmes Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan R3 995 / bottle 96+ pts. LPB (9 bottles)
2018 Beychevelle Saint-Julien R2 495 / bottle 96 pts. AG (18 bottles)
2016 Lafon Rochet Saint-Estèphe R1 195 / bottle 95 pts. NM (12 bottles)

Old dogs (claret with a bit of age)

1996 Calon Ségur Saint-Estèphe R4 195 / bottle 91 pts. NM (5 bottles)
2001 Léoville-Poyferré Saint-Julien R3 495 / bottle 94 pts. WK (6 bottles)
2000 Poujeaux Moulis-en-Médoc R1 495 / bottle 17/20 JR (11 bottles)

Every dog has its day (the little brothers to the flagship wines)

2016 ”Les Forts” de Latour Pauillac R5 300 / bottle 95 pts. WK (18 bottles)
2016 ”La Gravette” de Certan Pomerol R1 650 / bottle 95 pts. LPB (23 bottles)
2017 ”Collines” de L’If Saint-Émilion R675 / bottle *not tasted* (15 bottles)
2019 ”Le C” de Carmes Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan R595 / bottle 96 pts. DC (24 bottles)

Underdogs (claret offering qualitative value that flies below the radar)

2019 Labégorce Margaux R765 / bottle 90 pts. WK
2019 Cantemerle Haut-Médoc R730 / bottle 91-93 pts. NM
2016 Teynac Saint-Julien R575 / bottle 16.5/20 JR
2017 La Croix Saint-Vincent Pomerol R495 / bottle
2017 Tour Sieujean Pauillac R495 / bottle
2016 Fief de la Haye Saint-Julien R350 / bottle 88 pts. DC

LPB = Lisa Perrotti-Brown / AG = Antonio Galloni / WK = William Kelley / NM = Neal Martin / JR = Jancis Robsinson / DC = Decanter

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