Is there such a thing as affordable Bordeaux that’s not going to ruin your palette? We embark on an Affordable Bordeaux wine tour!
2006 Porte Cailhau, France, £4.99 Sainsbury
This is the cheapest bottle of Bordeaux that Inspector Grape could find, so lets see if its drinkable!
Good colour, smells of cedar wood but tastes of nothing.
Our Affordable Bordeaux wine tour does not approve. This one is going down the drain!
2006 Chateau David, Bordeaux, £6.29 Sainsbury
Hopefully this one will be a little better? Good colour again, its got that classic Bordeaux colour (slight tawny rim) and it smells of black berries and cedar wood.
Tastes good too, What are we looking for? Something soft and smooth with not too much tannin.
This is exactly that.
Our Affordable Bordeaux wine tour concludes that this will be great with roast lamb.
2005 Mouton Cadet, Pauillac – France, £8.19 Sainsbury
This wine comes from one of the best wineries in the world but it’s not their top wine, it’s merely something they make on the side to use the grapes that wasn’t good enough for the top wines.
The colour is already a bit darker so we know there will be a little more fruit here. Which fruit? Lots of berries, all the colours you can think of but more black berries than red.
Our Affordable Bordeaux wine tour ends on a high note! This wine is not bad for £8 and will be great with Venison or Ostrich fillets.