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Andrew from Hampshire
Thank you so much for the case recommendation. I really enjoyed the Jean Baptiste Audy and Montagnac Cabernet Sauvignon.  The Montagnac was a really satisfying mouthful of red berries. Extremely approachable. But certainly not one to rush. Fruity on the nose and palate. Smooth and compelling, an excellent upgrade from the value range. I certainly know what I have been missing and have not drunk a new world wine since we met. I cant wait to work through the rest of the case.

Ben from Cambridgeshire:
I've been ploughing my way through four or five bottles a week of your superb wine selection for some time now. After the frustrations of trying to find value elsewhere, I can't believe my luck.As you will have seen,I've tried most of your Bordeaux red selection and can honestly say that I've never sampled a single bottle that wasn't a pleasure to drink. Most important of all,since buying my wine from Bordeaux Undiscovered I have learned that it is not necessary to break the bank in order to find a decent claret. Keep up the good work!

Mr G P:

Feedback after our do at the cricket last month...pretty much universal approval. It was too hot for the red so I dumped the bottles in cold water to take a few degrees off and, hey presto, a beautiful wine reappeared. The fizz was just right for the occasion and the white went down a treat but the star of the show was the clairet which was perfect with the cold cuts. Many of our thank yous referred to the wine, so thank you for the recommendations and for providing it.

Mr DG:
Today you sold me a bottle of Rose [Chateau Ballan Larquette Bordeaux Clairet] as a suggested accompaniment for pork - thank you very much it went very well
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Lorna S from Stratford Grape Club:

I was at your excellent presentation at Stratford Grape club on Tuesday and would like to subscribe to the blog you mentioned you run.  If you could supply the link, I will sign up. I found your talk really helpful in taking my understanding of wine to a better level and, most importantly, a wonderful tasting experience. I would be interesting in buying some wine in the future - is is there a website/shop/outlet? 

Debbie from Malvern:

My daughter recently held a dinner party in my honour for my birthday, she has been talking about a new contact she has recently acquired (yourselves) and purchased several wines to go with our food, firstly the wine quality and flavours were second to none and I thank you for your recommendations. But what I want to tell everyone about is the sparkling that she got from you; the Cremant d'Alsace Brut. In our family were not wine snobs but we do like quality and our champagne very much, my particular favourite is Veuve Clicquot. As you do, I bought along a bottle as a guest to a dinner party, another bought a bottle of Monopole and another Bollinger.

My daughter told us that several people had commented that the sparkling she produced had been chosen in a blind testing over most of these so we decided to put it to the test ourselves and remarkably we did choose it over them. Several of us could tell which was the Bolly and the Veuve as we were used to them, but the crisp, delicate flavour of this sparkling (which is a pity that it was produced outside the champagne region because it belongs to have the label ‘champagne’) combined with the price of only £12.49 a bottle made it a big favourite and topped the lot. I would be proud to have that at any event that I hold, and on a personal level, I can get two bottles of sparkling for the same price as the Veuve but with just a happier palate at the end of the night, thank you for introducing this to us!


Rebecca from Gloucestershire:
I contacted Nick at Bordeaux Undiscovered to ask his advice on wine paring for a special dinner party I was preparing for. I found the knowledge of the assistants in the wine departments in the likes of Sainsburys and Waitrose utterly nonexistent and it seemed wine paring was an ancient art that not many people were all that great on. Nicks expertise was ‘real’, there was no snobbery or false showmanship, he simply explained and matched the flavours of the food with the wines he recommended and the result was just perfect.

At the dinner party we found that this topic was of great interest and fun - getting us to focus more on what we tasted that just chewing and quaffing back the wine.  One person in particular found that her distaste to white was not because it was white and that if it was paired with something it accentuated the flavours in the food and bought out the characteristics of the tuna we were eating,turning it into a pleasant experience for her.

The standards of the wine themselves was very high, they had a clean taste with no hints of the ‘chemically’ aftertaste that you find in lots of wines, all of them burst with flavour and lived up to everything I was told it was going to be. The wines Nick recommended to us were Ballan Larquette Blanc, a dry white and Chateau Chadeuil the red for our beef, I would definitely recommend Bordeaux Undiscovered and Nick and shall be returning for bulk purchases, thank you for helping to make my dinner party stand out from all the rest.


Observations on Karen's Wine Tasting Evening:
I am a National Wine Judge (amateur) of 40 years standing and have visited many wine areas of France but particularly enjoyed our Bordeaux wine trip, where we tasted the elite of wines.  This evening brought back happy memories of our visit.

Jean Baptiste Cremant - A good, sparkling, refreshing wine ideal for an aperitif


Chateau Mayne Pargade 2010 - A lovely balance/crisp/fresh/ not too acidic, nice aroma of citrus

Chateau Meyney, St Estephe 2006 - Velvety smooth, lovely fruity nose, intense flavour of blackcurrants, lovely aftertaste

Chateau Gloria, St Julien 2008 - A well structured wine with slight herbs on the nose, smooth and fruity with blackcurrant and cherries, could taste the oak which I like

Chateau La Tour du Pin St Emilion 2006 - A supreme wine with a vibrant intense flavour, full bodied, smooth, well balanced, good blend of grapes with the Merlot softening it, a lovely bouquet and berry fruits coming through, the best wine of the evening

Saint Helene Sauternes 2004 - Not too heavy or over sweet, apricot citrus taste with hints of honey, a fine dessert wine.  We had a good selection of pates/cheeses and nuts with the red wines and finished the Sauternes with homemade truffles which were an excellent accompniment.

This wqas a great opportunity to taste some fine wines in discerning company and everyone agreed that the St Emilion was exceptional.

VH.

C from The Good Food Network Wrote:
I must say your wines are good and it’s a pleasure to partner up with the drinks equivalent of our fine foods!

J K Wrote:
Thanks for the recommendations!  The Chateau de Hartes went really well with our beef - everybody complimented me on the choice .  As an asthma sufferer after drinking more than my fair share of the wine I suffered no ill effects at all!  (I started to avoid red wine as 4 years ago I found I ended up with a tight chest, nasal conjestion and a thumping headache) - I'll be back to order some for Christmas!

J L from Kent Wrote:
Within our first couple of orders we’ve found a good selection of red, rose and white wines that we really enjoy and the champagne Grand-Reserve Brut was delicious.

Les Wrote:
Nick thanks for the wine for Christmas. I was given several other bottles so I decided to have some friends around and we had a wine tasting. We had a good laugh as many of us don’t know much about wine. There were bottles from all over the place mainly from the major super markets and it was unanimously decided that your Cabernet Sauvignon (Yellow Label) was far the best.

A M Wrote:
I love your Blanc de Noir Champagne!

M Mc Wrote:
Your Prince de Prieur Rouge and Sauvignon Blanc are both very enjoyable wines both at fantastic prices. How do you do it?

Andrea Wrote:
Your Brissonet White is lovely! Where in Bordeaux is Spain?

Richard Wrote:
Tried all your champagne now and would recommend them all. Rarely do you get this quality for so little!

Nicky Wrote:
We had your Marquis de Perissac with friends we invited over for dinner at the weekend. You were right about it going with Lamb it was simply delicious. Many thanks

GB Wrote:
Just to let you know my wife adores your St.Marie. I much prefer you’re Les Tonnelles.

E L Wrote:
Had a super evening with friends the other night and drank far too much of your Les Tonnelles but suffered very little effect in the morning. Many thanks!

P H Wrote:
Great value wines, very efficient service and a good read with your blogs. Well done nice to see somebody trying to be different!


Simon from Worcestershire wrote:

"My wife has for a number of years suffered from a most embarrassing and depressing affliction of painful sinuses and a runny nose after drinking wine.

Prior to Xmas I came across your website and read
Nick’s blog - Why do some wines give us headaches? After reading it I wondered if there could be any connection to my wife’s condition as she used to enjoy a glass of wine but denied herself the pleasure because of the painful consequences. It crossed my mind that my wine rack consisted of all New World wines and therefore took the decision to purchase a mixed case from you for the festive period.As a result I would like to thank you all at Bordeaux Undiscovered for your contribution of making our Xmas one of the most enjoyable we have had for a number of years! 

My wife took the brave step to try an initial glass of
Chateau Haut Gravier with some trepidation and tissues at the ready. I am delighted to tell you that since then she hasn’t looked back. She has had no side effects and once again is enjoying a glass or two of your wine with her meals. Her consumption of wine has definitely gone up with her use of Kleenexes almost disappearing to zero!

Cheers !!!! and VERY MANY THANKS !!!!!!!!!!!! We will be back again soon!"

Mr W Wrote:
"I am more than pleased with the Christmas present and I am impressed with the quality and the styles of the wines sampled so far. Quite a find and I will be ordering more soon,the web site is good as well."

SG Wrote:
"It has been a pleasure dealing with Nick and the service was excellent. The Cremant d'Alsace was beautiful and not too expensive."

AC Wrote:
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We opened a bottle of your Chateau Chadeuil yesterday evening and delighted to say that we agreed with the comments in the Daily Telegraph...very quaffable indeed.....and a real find.  If this is an example of your products we shall be looking for some more."

KB Wrote:
"Please tell all concerned I was most impressed by both the high level of service, delivery and quality of the wine. I was most impressed and will certainly try to buy in the future. Many thanks , a very efficient operation."

IC Wrote:
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Hi everyone, just wanted to say thanks for supplying us some great wine over the last 18 months. Your service is very efficient,the website is very easy to navigate, (love the changes by the way) and the wines never disappoint. Keep up the good work!! "

JJ Wrote:
"We received our box of mixed wine it was like an early Christmas present  and caused great excitement. This is the first time I have ordered anything  like this from the inter net. What fun we are having trying out them all out, our only trouble will be which we order next!!!

"We have placed a second order!!  After going to the supermarket a couple of times we thought it was time to get a new case from you.  Yours is better quality, although it is quite sad to see the case empty!"

Mr R wrote:
"As a long-standing drinker of 'New World' wines, my first mixed case of wines from Bordeaux Undiscovered has really opened my eyes to the variety, excellence & value for money of Bordeaux wines. The depth of quality is outstanding, from crisp whites, a 'rip-roaring' rosé, to deep & fruity reds. Bye Bye New World, I've discovered Bordeaux!"

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