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Expert’s choice: Moulis & Listrac 2016

Beyond the big-name regions and famous châteaux, there is value to be found in Bordeaux, says James Lawther MW who combed two of its smaller appellations to find stars from the 2016 vintage.

Looking for that satisfyingly dry, savoury, Médoc flavour but unwilling to pay classed growth prices? Try Moulis and Listrac, the tiny communal appellations that rub shoulders with Bordeaux heavyweights Margaux, St-Julien, Pauillac and St-Estèphe. The châteaux are less trumpeted, but good value is practically guaranteed.

James Lawther MW’s top Moulis & Listrac 2016s

These wines are the best of those tasted at a tasting Lawther organised in Bordeaux

James Lawther MW is a contributing editor to Decanter and an independent wine writer, lecturer and tour guide based in Bordeaux.