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.
The majority of Merlot in Right Bank Claret adds to the supple style of the 2009 vintage which is noted for its generosity. The ripe red and black fruit is nicely balanced with, firm dusty tannins. A full-bodied red great with hard cheeses beef and lamb.