What to buy the Dad who has everything this Father’s Day
Using our Everyday Bordeaux Selection as a guide, to ensure you can find the best wines between £6-£20 in a retailer near you, we’ve split our suggestions into the various styles on offer from Bordeaux producers.
If your Dad is into his seafood then look no further than a crisp, fruity white Bordeaux from the Entre-Deux-Mers. Wines from this appellation will be a blend of Sémillon, Muscadelle and the well-known Château Lestrille 2015 which is £12.49 from Cost Cutter. This wine is an expressive, flavoursome dry white with elderflower perfume and lifted grapey aromatics.
Alternatively try the Co-op’s Château de Colombe 2015 which although still a lighter supple Bordeaux red has more intense dark fruit, making it well suited to steaks and grilled meats. Ideal if you’re planning a BBQ this weekend!
Powerful & Intense Reds
These wines from the right bank of Bordeaux are dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and Averys has a delicious example at £17.99 – the Château Lamothe-Bergeron 2012. This bold wine is fragrant and spicy with great structure and elegant blueberry fruit. This is a foodie wine well suited to meats or for veggie Dads try it with a rich tomato sauce and pasta.
Another option of this flavour profile is the Grand Plessis Grand Réserve 2015 from Marks and Spencer. It’s a steal at £10 and a blend of a few classic Bordeaux grapes – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Amour de Bordeaux 2015 from Lidl will go nicely with dessert and/or blue cheese, and it’s a bargain at £9.99.
Or try the Waitrose Sauternes in partnership with Château Sudiraut 2010, a blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. This wine, with its impressive, mature aromas of poached pear, honey and barley sugar makes it a fine match for creamy cheeses but also suits lighter seafood dishes – a wine with fantastic versatility,
So really you’re spoilt for choice but hopefully this guide helps! For more suggestions head to the full Everyday Bordeaux wine selection here.