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.
Clear flavours of black cherry and cassis, followed by gentle spices in this medium weight Bordeaux red. Awards: Gold Medal:Gilbert and Gaillard Three Stars: Decanter Magazine 2011
A deliciously approachable wine from this excellent value Cru Bourgeois producer. The nose shows plenty of red fruit and subtle oak. On the palate, red currants and sweet spice with rounded tannins. Drinking well now.
Chateaux Caronne Ste Gemme is located west of Saint-Julien in the Haut-Medoc. It consists of a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and a little Petit Verdot and is matured for 15 months. The 2006 will be best to drink from 2012-2018. This is a reliable, good value wine - and would suit a full flavoured, homely roast dinner.
This is the third vintage of Enclos Tourmaline, the tiny parcel of vines in Pomerol which is demonstrating itself to produce some of the finest Merlot wines in the world! This Merlot is soft, fruity with a generous bouquet of black fruit and subtle spice, and in perfect balance.
Made from a top vintage, this Chateau Aney is savoury with a nose of blackcurrant and fine spice aromas. The palate has a medium body with smooth...