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.
James Suckling 92-93/100 Wine Spectator 90-93/100 Quarin 15.5/20 Wine Enthusiast 88-90/100 René Gabriel 18/20 Decanter 89/100 Jancis Robinson 16.5/20 Neal Martin 93-95/100 Bettane Desseauve 16/20
Chateau Laffitte Carcasset constructs their Grand Vin from a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot; muscular, full, tannic and delightfully intense. Rich red meat dishes are perfect for this wine to be served alongside!
Close to optimum climtic conditions made 2009 a great vintage in Bordeaux. The vintage is quite forward with a fruit friven style. The very experienced Monsieur Moueix has crrafted a beautifully elegant ,Merlot dominated, bio-dynamic red wine.poised and balanced with prlnty of ripe black fuit and dusty tannins.
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.