Bordeaux Blend Wines
A Classic Assemblage
The ancestral home of this ageworthy red wine style is Bordeaux. Key varieties used in these blends include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carménère. Each variety gives its own unique contribution to a blend, whether it be body, herbaceous notes, structure or longevity. The range on offer at Hedonism is eye-watering: think Angelus and Angludet, Branaire Ducru, Cheval Blanc and Pichon Lalande… Discover the legendary Châteaux of Bordeaux in an array of formats, whether it be in Half Bottle, Nebuchadnezzar or Melchior.
But this is a wine style that also takes us far beyond Bordeaux- we stock over 200 offerings from the United States, from California to New York and Washington. Travel to Italy with the stellar Super Tuscans of Ca’ Marcanda, Quintarelli, Antinori, Gasparini and Ornellaia to name but a few. Look to Chilean Almaviva for sumptuous blends laden with concentrated yet juicy black fruit or to Clos Apalta for beautiful reds which showcase the native Chilean Carménère in their bright and lively biodynamic wines. Here at Hedonism we stock an exciting array of Kosher Bordeaux blends from Israel such as Tulip Winery’s powerful blackcurrant led wines. The Gimblett Gravels of Hawke’s Bay make the perfect terroir for the world class wines of producers such as Coleraine whose Te Mata Estate wines are widely considered the finest Cabernet-based blend in New Zealand. Meanwhile, the Rupert & Rothschild partnership in South Africa are using Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet France in Stellenbosch to make tightly structured, intense reds with notes of blueberry, plum, cedar and dark chocolate. Explore the best of Mendoza from Argentinian Cheval des Andes, whose Malbec dominant wines embody the perfect synergy between the French art of blending and New World creative innovation.