The Results of these purchases can be found here, here, here and in facta here. Mixed results I'd say. Historically the cheaper Bordeaux should be avoided, there are big paper savings here but the wines don't seem to hold up at all well.
This year I shall be mostly buying from the bargain end of the range as is my wont. If I can find them I'll get...
SQ Classic Collection Cotes Du Rhone 2007 - €7. John Wilson in the IT rates this highly.
Corbieres Las Fournas - €7. Worth a punt at this price.
Domaine Cristia Grenache €8 - I liked it last year.
Chat-eu-Oeuf Rouge €8 - A "mini Chateauneuf-du-Pape" - we'll see.
Domaine de Brunely Vacqueyras 2005 €12 - Loved this last time out, last September.
SQ Bandol €15 - From the South, Tomas Clancy likes it, apparently.