The Bordeaux blend has been copied with considerable success in many other wine regions, the ultimate compliment. The Left Bank of the Gironde River boasts the great Chateaux of the Medoc and Graves, whilst on the Right Bank, Saint Emilion (arguably the most beautiful commune) and Pomerol. Bordeaux is synonymous with the finest quality, predominantly in red wines though great dry whites are made in the Pessac Leognan, and most wine lovers will strive to taste the sweet white wines of Chateau Yquem and its neighbouring Chateau in Sauternes and Barsac.
Chateau Myrat dates back to the 1700s, and was bought by the current owners - the Pontac family in 1937. Grown on relatively young vines and aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 18 months, this sweet wine is intense with a rich nose and delicious palate.
The original Tour is from the 11th century. This fortress was inhabited by the English as early as the 12th century.
Since 1999, the highly regarded Bernard Magrez has been in charge of Château La Tour Carnet, with impressive results. He started with 44 hectares. He owns the...