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.
Quinault LEnclos is now part of the Cheval Blanc stable. The 2003 is precocious and approachable as you would expect from this warmer and dryer than usual vintage. A successful Merlot dominated St Emilion. If you like soft and generous, charming Bordeaux wines this will hit the spot.
Chateau Peyrabon dates back as far as the mid to late 1700s. Now under the stewarship of Patrick Bernard, Chateau Peyrabon has increased in size and improved in quality. Their holdings consist of 57 hectares of vines in total, 40 hectares in Haut Medoc with the best vines located located in the Pauillac (7 hectares). Chateau Peyrabon 2009 is a very well made wine. Comprised o…