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.
This a 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the Entre-Deux-Mers area in Bordeaux, and is ready to drink immediately. Well decorated and given an 87/100 score by Decanter Magazine. Awards: Gold: 2016 Los Angeles Wines & Spirits Competition Silver: 2016 French International Wine Challenge
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.
1953 has been argued to be the best vintage of the century in Bordeaux and the Chateau Lafite Rothschild might have been the best wine of the vintage.