Bordeaux – the very name conjures up images of centuries old grand Chateaux with fine names producing wines from hallowed soils destined for fancy cellars. However not all Bordeaux is quite so rarefied and the modern style is designed to be drank young with pleasure. Here’s a selection of some of our all-time favourites.

The Bordeaux mixed case offer for February is priced at £113 (normal price £133.11) and includes three bottles of each of the following four wines:

Chateau Haut Pasquet 2008, Bordeaux

Great value Merlot-led fruity Bordeaux with soft rich blackcurrant fruit that is wonderfully accessible.

Chateau Nardou 2008, Cote de Francs

A mix of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, this wine has classic flavours of cassis and cigarbox with fine mineral notes.

Chateau Haut-Gaudin 2003, 1eres Cotes de Bordeaux

The 1ere Cotes is really producing some great value wines now and this is great example is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chateau Moulin de Curat 2007, Puisseguin Saint-Emilion

Puisseguin Saint-Emilion is one of the four satellites just outside the main area of Saint-Emilion and hence is a great value wine which shares this famous commune’s reputation for rich ripe fruity wines. Plummy Merlot is to the fore here, making the wine a soft and immediate style that drinks easily from release.

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The Oxford Times Wine Club is run in association with The Oxford Wine Company. Free delivery of your wine is available within 30 miles of Oxford. Please allow up to ten working days for delivery of your wine. If you have any questions about your order, contact The Oxford Wine Company on 01865 301144 quoting The Oxford Times Wine Club or email:

If you would like to buy unmixed or mixed cases of wines that you have particularly liked from The Oxford Times Wine Club at the same special discounted prices, please contact Theo Sloot at The Oxford Wine Company on 01865 301144 or email

If you would like to collect your mixed case from our shop at 167 Botley Road, please call 01865 249500 to order in advance and pop in to collect – there’s plenty of parking outside!

Alternatively we will deliver free of charge up to 30 miles from Oxford.