drink-now2020 Berry Bros. & Rudd Good Ordinary Claret, Limited-Edition Label

Product: 2020-1500-00-8157584
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Good Ordinary Claret is our flagship red Bordeaux. Produced in partnership with Dourthe, it is a blend of fruit from some of Bordeaux’s finest terroirs. Since its inception in the 1970s, it has become the top seller in our range – and a firm favourite of ours. When asked to explain the name “Good Ordinary Claret”, our former Chairman Christopher Berry Green once said: “It was Claret, it was good, and it was ordinary.” Over the years, it has become known affectionately as “GOC”. 

This limited-edition label for our Good Ordinary Claret was designed for us by London-based artist Rob Ryan. His paper-cut design draws inspiration from the shopfront at No.3 St James’s Street, our home since 1698.

Our Good Ordinary Claret is an early-drinking style of red Bordeaux – one that is versatile and reliably delicious. The 2020 vintage is predominantly Merlot, supported by Cabernet Sauvignon and a dash of Cabernet Franc. On the nose, ripe hedgerow fruits mingle alongside warming aromas of cedar and allspice. 

The palate is plump and moreish, laden with black cherries, blackberries and myrtle berries. Meanwhile, a backbone of smooth, velvety tannins brings structure and complexity. This is a great wine to please a crowd, perfect with a Sunday roast or a winter vegetable stew.

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Bottle Price 150 cl $235.00