30 top Christmas wines under £20: Part 3

weekday wines 2013, Le Grand Chai Château La Brande
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Le Grand Chai, Château La Brande, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux, France 2010
16pts/20 (86/100pts)
75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is forward and accessible with plump blackcurrant and cherry fruit and savoury, pencil-lead tones. There’s a sweet attack on the palate, which is lively and spicy, delivering a mouthful of pure, brambly fruit.
Price £12.99 Laithwaite’s Wine
Alc 14.5%