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.
With 70 % Merlot and equal balancing amounts of 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the Fleur Cardinale is a complex Claret for laying down for several years before it fully unveils the multi-layered character. The forward nature of the 2007 brings us an accessible and early maturing style.
Another medal winner from the 4th generation family-owned domaine. Deep colour with crimson tints. Brimming with black fruit flavours (black berry, black cherry), red fruits (cassis, crushed strawberry) and liquorice. Mineral, spicy
and toasty. Medium-bodied, mouth-filling texture and balance, with ripe and fine tannins. Long on the finish.
Great with red meat, grilled meat and game. Also well suited for
pasta, red sauces and cheese.
80% Merlot – 15% Cabernet-Sauvignon. 5% Cabernet-Franc.
Gold Medal at the 2017 Entre-Deux-Mers wines Challenge.
Gold Medal at the 2017 Gilbert & Gaillard International competition.
Silver medal at the 2017 Paris wines competition.
Silver Medal at the 2017 Lyon wines challenge.
Silver Medal at the 2017 Los Angeles International competition
Chateau Latour is on the St Julien/Pauillac border adjacent to Chateau Leoville Lascases. The generosity and heavenly balance of St Julien is combined with power and strength here to create what is for some the finest vineyard in Bordeaux
The commune of Margaux takes its name from its finest vineyard, Chateau Margaux. Close to the Gironde as are many of the finest vineyards in the Medoc, Paul Pontallier and his team are masters of finesse.
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!
A classic left bank Cru Bourgeois; a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus began consulting at Lanessan in 2015 and we should see a significant improvement in wine quality!
The second wine of Chateau Lafite is made from the the vines of the plateau called Carruades, a group of plots ajacent to Lafites best vineyards, bought by the family in 1845. The higher Merlot content brings the wines to maturity much earlier than the first wine.
Mouton Rothschild became a first growth in 1973 due to the extraordinary dedication and hard work of Baron Philippe de Rothschild. His pioneering approach is epitomised in the decision since 1945 to commission a different artist to design the label for each new vintage, payment for which is reputedly offered in the shape of five cases of the bottled wine.