25 top Christmas wines under £20: part 4

weekday wines december 2013, Château de Poitevin Cru Bourgeois France 2011
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Château de Poitevin, Cru Bourgeois, Médoc, France 2011
16pts/20 (86/100pts)
A 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot blend from an estate on the cool northern tip of the Médoc appellation. This wine spends 14 months in oak but the modern, floral cherry fruit leads here, complemented by fresh acidity and leathery undertones. Great value.
Price £10 Averys, Lea & Sandeman
Alc 14%