Bordeaux for the Festive Season
The region of Bordeaux lies in France’s southwest corner, home of some of the very finest Cabernet and Merlot based wines in the world, along with impressive Sauvignon Semillon blends and age-worthy, delicious sweet wines.
Just in time for the festive season, we have in stock a rather fine collection of Bordeaux wines that won’t break the bank. These sit above our ultra-value Petit Chateau range, which you’ll still find in stock instore and online HERE. Prices begin at $39.99 and goes through to around $130.
Many of these are the second wines of Bordeaux’s greatest châteaux in the Médoc, but don’t let the term ‘second wine’ conjure up the impression that these are in some way inferior. Rather, they are best looked at as younger siblings, earlier-drinking styles that deliver a glimpse into the nature of the Grands Vins de Bordeaux that, in many cases, retail for hundreds of dollars.
The vintages we have put together are fascinating. The 2014 vintage is referred to as a classic year, a year from which the second wines are starting to show some aged characteristics. This evolution is something you’d expect to wait decades to experience from the Grand Vins.
2015 is an exceptional year from Bordeaux, one that is taking some time to evolve at all. Its second wines are becoming delicious and incredibly approachable, so it’s a great time to be starting to look at the second wines from this vintage. The 2016 vintage is a round, smooth and generous one, and great right off the bat.
The 2017 vintage is often referred to as a lesser year, however, with such vintages there is wonderful early enjoyment to be found from the likes of Château Pince, the wine elegant, fine and brilliant right now. The 2018 Château La Serre is a more powerful wine, one for those not looking so much for elegance and finesse as they are for a bolder, more concentrated style of Bordeaux, i.e. one to enjoy now.
Then there is 2019; you’ll not find a lot of wines are from this vintage. It’s a year that we adore here at Glengarry, with an impressive concentration of fruit, and a ripeness and generosity to the wines that sees them perfect to enjoy young.
Tasted and selected by Glengarry GM, Liz Wheadon, these Bordeaux have been imported to New Zealand in temperature-controlled containers to ensure that they arrive at your door in the very finest condition.
1 x Chateau Bourgneuf Pomerol
1 x Chateau De Fieuzal L'abeielle De Fieuzal Rouge
1 x Chateau La Lagune Moulin Du Chateau La Lagune
1 x Chateau Cantenac Brown Brio De Cantenac Brown
1 x Chateau La Serre Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe
1 x Chateau Plince Pomerol
1 x Chateau Brane Cantenac Baron De Brane Margaux
1 x Chateau Giscours La Sirene De Giscours Margaux
1 x Chateau Branaire-Ducru Duluc Saint-Julien
1 x Chateau Potensac La Chapelle De Potensac Medoc
1 x Chateau De Camensac La Closerie De Camensac
1 x Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron Tourelles De Longueville
Available in store
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STORES WITH STOCK
Auckland Stores with Stock:
(* = low stock)
CASE/6 $37.99 ea.
CASE/6 $42.99 ea.
CASE/6 $49.99 ea.
CASE/6 $59.99 ea.
CASE/6 $66.99 ea.
CASE/6 $72.99 ea.
CASE/6 $81.99 ea.
CASE/12 $86.99 ea.
CASE/6 $94.99 ea.
CASE/6 $123.00 ea.
CASE/6 $99.00 ea.
CASE/6 $99.00 ea.
As imported wine started to flow into New Zealand in the early 80's, Glengarry led the charge. Jumping into Bordeaux as far back as 1985, we have been blazing that trail ever since, in the process accumulating a wealth of experience and understanding as to what, and what not, to do. Over the years we have put in the hard-yards to search out the greatest fine wines from all corners of the world. Whilst we continue to be the leading importer of Bordeaux into New Zealand,our range encompasses far more.We are delighted to be able to welcome you to this extensive collection, all neatly catalogued in this comprehensive Glengarry Fine Wine Catalogue and for sale on our website. You'll find the Fine Wine displayed along with the rest of our range through the website.
Fine Wine Cellars and Fine Wine Shipping - Our Jervois Road, Victoria Park, Khyber Pass and Thorndon stores all house beautifully fitted out, temperature controlled cellars to ensure the best possible conditions for the storing of our fine wine stocks. We import all our fine wine in refrigerated containers and the strict conditions in our cellars then continue the process, meaning every bottle you purchase has been treated with the utmost care and shipped and stored in the best possible environment.
Fine Wine Team
The breadth and depth of experience here is astounding, from those, like Liz Wheadon, who travel the globe meeting with our suppliers, through to the immensely knowledgeable front liners like Phil Rowe and Meredith Parkin in Wellington, Zane Winskill and Alessio Errighi in Auckland. There's no shortage of personality here, either- these guys pass on their wisdom with knowledge, passion, personal anecdotes and humour.
Fine Wine Producers
Because we have been importing fine wine for nearly thirty five years we have developed and maintained excellent relationships with some of the best producers in Europe. Being allocated the rarest of wines not only reflects the strength of our relationships, it offers you the opportunity to purchase wines that are simply not available elsewhere. You can view our current direct-from-Bordeaux offerings here.
En Primeur 2022 - Campaign closed
Ever wanted to buy Bordeaux, but not sure where to start? En Primeur is a great way to start your collection. To find out more visit our En Primeur website. Our knowledge will not only ensure you the best Bordeaux in your cellar, you can purchase with complete confidence from Glengarry. The 2022 campaign has closed with these wines to be delivered mid 2025, please get in touch if you had any queries
Fine Wine Events
Throughout each year we hold a vast array of fine wine tastings, dinners and events. All the details are on our Fine Wine Events page here