In the alps with Haynes Hanson & Clark

Cantina Kurtatsch vineyards at Freienfeld

Quite a few bargains from this long-standing UK retailer and importer, plus six vintages of Cantina Kurtatsch's top Cabernet, grown in vineyards pictured above, back to 1992.

Haynes Hanson & Clark’s recent showing of their summer wines nicely confirmed what I keep banging on about: that although the focus of interest in bordeaux is on those expensive wines offered en primeur (see our massive thread on the subject in our Members’ forum), Bordeaux is one of the best sources of wine bargains in the world.

While updating the entry on price for the next edition of the Oxford Companion to...