Bordeaux Tasting: 2015 Claret rated 90+ points

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Six ready-to-drink, excellent quality red Bordeaux from six different communes – a real treat!  Limited edition, 24 packs only.

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Why we recommend these wines
2015 was a great vintage in Bordeaux. The 750ml bottles are not drinking yet but half bottles are in their prime. Even though the wines are ready to drink they will benefit from decanting about an hour before you want to savour them.

The wines
The wines that we have selected have all been scored at 90 points or above by wine critics who have reviewed them. The points below are from Robert Parker / Jancis Robinson.
Château Langoa Barton 2015  - Saint-Julien - 3e cru classe  90 / 17
Château Phélan Ségur 2015  - Saint-Estephe 90+ / 17
Château Batailley 2015  - Pauillac - 5e cru classe  93 - 95 / 16.5+
Château Marquis de Terme 2015  - Margaux - 4e cru classe  92 / 16.5
Château Rouget 2015  - Pomerol 92+ / 16.5
Château Fleur Cardinale 2015  - Saint-Emilion - 1er grand cru classé "B"  92 / 16

Food and wine
They all go very well with rich roast or grilled red meats and hard cheeses. See also our food and wine pairing guide here.

Did you know?
Back in the 14th and 15th centuries, when wines from Bordeaux were actually paler, almost like rosés they were nicknamed ‘claret’ by the British trade, derived from the Latin word for “clear”. The first known references to ‘claret’ as dark red wines were in the 1700s when history buffs will recall that France and England were at war. The English replaced Bordeaux with dark red Portuguese wines to satisfy their thirst. Not the last time when a word that meant one thing suddenly is used to mean something different!