Petit Secret, Côtes de Blaye 2010

Case of 12 75cl Bottles £12.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £155.40


For all you long standing From Vineyards Direct customers, you will no doubt have been familiar with our bestselling Clarets at around the £11-12 price point over the last three years - Château l'Abbaye de Sainte-Ferme 2010 and our Château Calet, Cotes de Blaye 2009.

This Petit Secret 2010 hits the sweet spot. The wine came to us just last month and we bought all we could of this brilliant claret, which sadly is just shy of one pallet, so if there ever was a time to snap up a parcel quickly, this is it!

This wine is indeed a ‘ little secret’ which combines both the outstanding 2010 vintage where even the most insignificant and smallest properties made brilliant wine, and one of the best places to dig out fantastic and affordable claret in Bordeaux – Blaye. The region lies just over the Gironde from Pauillac and produces some of the best introductory and affordable claret many of us have had the pleasure of drinking.

Highly recommended and we are only sorry there isn’t more. When we come across these 2010s on the market, it is a rarity and stock is often very limited, indeed most Château owners laugh in our faces when we ask if they have any 2009s or 2010s these days!


Our Tasting Notes

90% merlot & 10% cabernet sauvignon. On the nose, there are ripe blueberries and blackberries. The palate is balanced perfectly and very harmonious with delicious chewy tannins and a gorgeous smooth character. Enjoy blueberries, raspberries, blackberries with hints of cassis and subtle spice. There is surprising length here on the finish, exceptional quality form this star vintage.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux
Alcohol: 13.5%


Jean Lissague has produced this 2010 from 90% merlot and 10% cabernet sauvignon from 27 year old vines grown on clay-limestone soils. The wine is the little brother of Chateau Grand Secret and is a celebration of the unoaked entry level Bordeaux wines.