“The 2015 Bordeaux vintage is extraordinary. You’re going to want to get your hands on some.”
Bordeaux expert, James Suckling
And the best Bordeaux from this fantastic vintage doesn’t have to break the bank. If you go beyond the big names, you’ll find small, quality-obsessed estates crafting high-quality wines for far friendlier prices. Here’s a lovely example from the Courselle family of Château Thieuley. Robert Parker has “been touting the value of Thieuley for over three decades” – and we can’t wait for you to taste their silky Merlot-Cabernet.
With over a century of winemaking experience, the Courselle family know how to make elegant Bordeaux. They grow their premium fruit in their hand-tended, five-acre Clos Sainte Anne vineyard. With sun-drenched, southern-facing slopes and deep gravel soils, it’s the perfect spot for producing ripe, concentrated grapes. And in a stellar year like 2015, the quality is especially impressive.
Merlot (80%) imparts fresh plum flavors and a velvety texture, while Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) lends ripe cassis and dark cherry. Well-balanced and smooth, this charming red is delightful on its own, or a fine match for pork roasts or aged cheeses.
You’ll have to act quickly to secure your share. The Courselle family craft their sophisticated Bordeaux in tiny batches.