We have selected one ideal Bordeaux wine from each year of the 90s and 2000s - plus top vintages of the 80s - for drinking this Christmas. Do you have any of these wines in your cellar? See what our experts have to say about them...
Bordeaux reds with some bottle age are an excellent companion for Christmas food, although beware of anything still carrying an over-abundance of tannin.
Below, we have picked out a wine from each vintage of the 1990s and 2000s, plus some older picks from the ’80s.
All were drinking well when reviewed by our experts. See individual tasting notes below by Jane Anson, John Stimpfig and Andrew Jefford.
Scroll down for our tips on how to choose the perfect Bordeaux for Christmas