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.
Despite low yields of the grape, the 1994 Cheval Blanc is a Cabernet Franc vintage, with the aromatic intensity of which permeating through the wine. Lacking the weight of the 95, this wine focuses on freshness and elegance. Now at its peak, this should be drunk over the next five years.
This is the second wine of Chateau Cheval Blanc who saw fantastic grape quality in 98, particularly for Merlot. This blend is 79% Cabernet Franc, 16% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Dont wait to open this!
The 2009 vintage, to quote Robert Parker maybe be the best vintage in decades. Communes on the left bank particularly have produced some of the best wines they have ever made with Leoville Barton no exception. Tasted recently at an event conducted by Anthony Barton himself, the Leoville Barton 2009 is an exciting wine that even though so young is drinking well. With more time i…
The 2005 vintage is truly exceptionnel. There is quality accross the board on both the Left and Right banks with Robert Parker placing the vintage in the company of first-class vintages such as 45, 47, 59, 61, and 82. The Leoville Barton 2005 is already a fantastic wine and one that will get better and better as time goes on.