We expanded our range in 2014 with tremendous success. Let’s take a look at the Best Sellers of 2014, starting with the Reds that you enjoyed the most . . .
2014 saw the introduction of a range of brand new discoveries to suit every pocket, here are our Top Three best sellers.
Number 1. An overnight hit from our Signature Selection, Pauillac 2011
In 2014 we released our range of Signature Wines and Pauillac 2011 was our top seller. Our Signature Wines are specially selected Clarets which we feel to be superb representatives of their AOCs. Each is a beautiful example from its region expressing the very best characteristics that are typical of each area. The range was so popular in 2014 that we had to order in more stock at short notice, not once but twice, due to the demand!
Declassified Bordeaux – Extraordinary quality for a fraction of the price
These four wines belong to the secretive declassified Bordeaux category. Declassified Bordeaux is produced by the top Grand Cru Classe but they are a little known entity as wine merchants are not allowed to tell you who has produced them. They are tremendous value for money as they can not fetch the prices that the brand labels of the chateaux command. As they are made by some of the best chateaux you are getting one heck of a bang for your buck.
Jonathan Ray on declassified Bordeaux: ‘Magnificent clarets at affordable prices’
Number 2. Customer and Critic Favourite, our best selling Chateau Vrai Caillou Bordeaux Superieur 2010
Our Bordeaux Superieurs really took off in 2014 with Vrai Caillou getting rave reviews and rocketing off the shelves. Bordeaux Superieur is the next step up from your usual Claret and has its own AOC which is regulated by stricter rules. The end result is that Bordeaux Superieurs tend to be richer, more complex and more concentrated than regular Claret. They also have better ageing potential.
Peter Grogan – author of Grogan’s Companion to Drink; the A-Z of Alcohol: ‘If anyone can point me towards better value claret than Ch. Vrai Caillou from Bordeaux-Undiscovered I’d be grateful’!
If you’d like to try Vrai Caillou for yourself we have two vintages:
Chateau Vrai Caillou Bordeaux Superieur 2010 £9.99* – limited stock available
You might also like our runner up: Chateau Roc de Levraut Bordeaux Superieur. It too has attracted attention with great reviews from Jancis Robinson MW and Natalie McClean. Predictably our Roc de Levraut 2010 quickly sold out however we do have fresh supplies of the Chateau Roc de Levraut Bordeaux Superieur 2011 £9.49*
Number 3. Our customer’s favourite Petits Chateaux find, Chateau de Basset 2008
We added a range of carefully chosen Entry Level Clarets at £6.99 from Petits Chateaux in 2014 to show what wonderful wines Bordeaux is capable of producing. Our forte is in finding these hidden gems and we are proud to have pioneered introducing them to the UK. These Clarets are fabulous value for money and superb quality. Needless to say we have not only sold out of Chateau de Basset but five more Clarets in our Entry Level range as well.
Sadly, as their production is tiny you have to move quickly if you want to bag a bottle. Don’t worry if you have missed out as we do have some supplies remaining of:
Exclusive to Bordeaux-Undiscovered, with great reviews, both these Petits Chateaux are excellent examples and extremely popular with customers.
Next week I will be looking at our bestselling Whites and Roses in 2014. You might be surprised at the results!
*Prices correct at time of publication.