Bordeaux continues to be the most influential wine-producing area in the world. The region remains the source of many of the world's finest wines, and however adventurous your taste may be, sometimes there is just no substitute for a bottle of aged claret.

With signature notes of cedar, leather, forest floor and blackcurrant, the best examples can be almost immortal, reaching their best after 15 years and lasting for 30 years or more.

Here we have hand-picked some of the best examples we have available for drinking today.