Three 2012 Reds from Bordeaux

Château de Ricaud Bordeaux Supérieur 2012, France (£9.99 Booths)
Honest, juicy style, ripe plummy red berry flavours backed up by chewy but never harsh tannins, plus a refreshing finish. Good midweek quaff. B

Château Fonguillon Montagne-Saint-Émilion 2012, Bordeaux, France (£9.99 Tesco)
Deeper, darker style with plummy blackberry and blackcurrant flesh with some smoky oak in the background. Just let down by a dry edge that seems to point to over-extraction of slightly gawky tannins. B-

Château Le Vieux Pressoir Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2012, Bordeaux, France (£15.00 Marks & Spencer)
The lightest and most elegant of this trio, this still feels youthful, but the gushing flavours of leafy blackcurrant and plum tinged with tar are very enjoyable now. B+

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