Nicks Wine Merchants continue to ship wines from Europe and in particular France, as we have done for many decades. Bordeaux is a strong point. We have built a reputation for the most comprehensive and best priced En Primeur offers in Australia. Our primary objective is to source value for money wines from the best vintages, especially from producers who've set a precedent for quality in the past. We endeavour to deal directly whenever possible, cutting out the wholesalers, meaning our imports frequently offer excellent value for money. If you're new to Bordeaux, check out our Guide to Bordeaux
to learn more about the region and some of the more notable producers.
Bordeaux Terroir: 57 Appellations and their Grape Varieties.
Bordeaux's variety of soils and micro climates encourages the production of a broad range of wines. Without counting vin mousseux, there are six official categories: Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur (red and rose); the Cotes; Medoc and Graves; the Libourne region (Saint Emilion, Pomerol, Fronsac); dry white wines and, lastly, the sweet whites (Sauternes.) Becoming familiar with what regions are permitted to produce which wines is a daunting learning curve for those with little experience of Bordeaux. The peculiar or common characteristics of each appellation, the grape varieties used, along with a general impression of each district's wine style are outlined in our Guide to Bordeaux
. We trust this guide will serve as an introduction to "The Wine Capital of The World",
and stimulate interest for Bordeaux wines.
Buy Bordeaux online. Direct Imports & More...
Unlike many retailers, we ship directly whenever possible, bypassing wholesalers in order to offer you the best value. From rare first growths to exotic dry whites and the golden nectars of Sauternes, if there's something you can't find, call us on 1800 069 295 and we'll try to source it.