I promised to let you know which (red) wines we drank over New Year, so here’s the list, along with the prices we paid at the E.Leclerc supermarket in Royan:

  • Château de Fieuzal, Pessac-Léognan, 1998 – 30 euros
  • Château Cap de Mourlin, St. Emilion Grand Cru Classé, 2001 – 19.90 euros
  • Château Maucaillou, Moulis (on the Medoc), 2004 – 14.50 euros
  • Château Phélan Ségur, St. Estèphe, can’t remember the year – 18.29 euros
  • Château Tour Pibran, Pauillac, 1998 (I think!) – 27.80 euros
  • Le Fugue de Nenin, Pomerol, 2001 – 23.70 euros
  • Château Belgrave, Haut-Médoc, 2003 – 16.90 euros

Now, I wouldn’t want you thinking that I pay these prices for wine to drink every day of the year, but it was a special occasion!  Having said that, the two lowest priced here (Château Maucaillou and Château Belgrave) were delicious and would be well-worth stocking up on.  Still not bargain basement, but well worth the money.

I didn’t take any detailed tasting notes, but suffice to say, there wasn’t a duff wine among them!