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.
Domaine du Grand Ormeau is one of the oldest family run vineyards in Bordeaux, located in Lalande De Pomerol. Over 5 genrations the property has seen constant investment and improvement ensuring that the best methods are adopted to product excellent wines. With Merlot as the dominant grape variety, this wine is full bodied and delicious.
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
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.