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Buying local

I share Dave Cronin’s frustration about the quality of the ‘more affordable’ Bordeaux wines found on the high street (August issue). I read his letter, however, having just finished what was to my mind a high-quality and good-value Bordeaux bought from a local wine merchant: Château Buisson-Redon 2016, priced at just £9.95. It’s from a 41ha estate, owned by the Sèze family since 1918, with parcels sited within AP Fronsac – which may explain its high quality for the price.

As a fellow Hertfordshire resident, Mr Cronin will be pleased to know it’s available from Cellar Door Wines in St Albans, should he wish to try it. And while there he may wish to buy a bottle or two of St Albans’ own: Wimbushes Vineyard has

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