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.
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.
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.
Legend has it that the Lord, crusading, came too late for the harvest and found that the rot had developed on the grapes. Even so he decided to collect the grapes to make the wine. To his surprise, he had discovered a sweet white wine that would make the reputation of the small village; Sainte Croix du Mont. Grand Dousprat is really a lovely silky sweet wine, with intense honey…
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