Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Is Bordeaux so uncool that it’s cool? Sure, your unbearable Uncle Howard may prattle on about the virtues of ‘proper claret’, but we still love mature, restrained, classic Pauillac, Margaux, Graves, Saint-Julien, Saint-Estèphe et al from a time before the ’90s trend for higher-body/higher-alcohol styles took over. Aside from the famous château, look out for quality and value in humble outlier AOCs such as Entre-Deux-Mers, Moulis-en-Médoc and the Côtes de Bourg (check out Galouchey, Poujeaux and Roc de Cambes).