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Les Chemins d’Orient, Cuvée Bouzkashi 2008
18/20pts (93/100pts)
Generously fruity nose of cherries and blueberries. Supple, juicy and concentrated, but also bright and fresh, balanced and sleek. Good length.
Price N/A UK +33 (0)6 75 86 47 54
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 14%

Château Tour des Gendres, Gloire de Mon Père 2009
17.5/20pts (91/100pts)
Lively cherry nose with great purity.
With Cabernet and Malbec to bolster the Merlot, this is nonetheless a supple, elegant, fresh wine that avoids excessive extraction. Good length.
Price £13.81 Exel
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 14%

Clos du Breil, Expression, Côtes de Bergerac 2010
17.5/20pts (91/100pts)
Elegant, toasty nose, with cassis and mint aromas. Quite powerful, rich and suave, with fine acidity. Lifted stylish finish, with good length.
Price N/A UK leclosdubreil.free.fr
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 14%

Château Tiregand 2009
17/20pts (90/100pts)
Opulent cherry and blackberry aromas. Lush yet decidedly tannic, robust and spicy, but with enough acidity to give lift and persistence. Chewy finish.
Price £12.30 (2007) Tanners
Drink 2014–2020
Alc 13.5%

Clos des Verdots 2011
17/20pts (90/100pts)
Succulent, sour cherry nose. Mostly Merlot, so juicy, rounded and broad, its rich fruit balanced by good acidity. Quite long.
Price £10.95 (2010) H2Vin
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 14%

Château Jonc-Blanc, Class IK 2010
16.5/20pts (88/100pts)
Ripe, smoky, black cherry nose, with a touch of mint. Rich and concentrated if a touch overripe, with moderate acidity and length.
Price £11.99 (2009) Adnams, Dordogne Wines
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 14.5%

Château Vari 2009
16.5/20pts (88/100pts)
Lush, black fruit nose. Dense and spicy, with some weight and grip, and a fairly long, fresh finish.
Price £9.48 Christopher Piper
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 13.5%

Château Monestier La Tour, Terres Vieilles 2009
16/20pts (86/100pts)
Discreet, oaky, cherry and blackberry nose. Robust and concentrated but also suave and plump – though perhaps a touch heavy. Long finish.
Price £11.11 Exel
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 14.5%


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