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.
This is a full bodied wine from Chateau Saint Paul, deep red in colour with a good level of acidity and red fruits on the palate. The savoury notes here make it an ideal match for a joint of beef or perhaps a piece of venison. A top quality wine at a great price.
René Gabriel 17/20 Decanter 91/100 Revue du Vin de France 16-16.5/20 James Suckling 93-94/100 Wine Enthusiast 93-95/100 Neal Martin 91-93/100
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.
The 2015 vintage of Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc is a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon. This wine is crisp and refreshing with succulent length and full of juicy citrus fruit and green apple with undertones of sweet vanilla. This is ready to drink with light seafood, but there is room for growth over a couple of years!