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
This is a bright and fruity rose wine from the Entre-Deux-Mers area of Bordeaux. Drink throughout the next five years to celebrate, or to honour the memory of hot summer days. Awards: Gold: 2015 French International Wine Challenge Gold: 2015 Gilbert & Gaillard Tasting French Rose Trophy: 2015 French International Wine Challenge Winner of the 2015 Entre-Deux-Mers Challenge
This is an early drinking red Bordeaux and should be poured and drunk over the next few years. Made from 50% merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. Full of fruit and with smooth tannins, this wine can be drunk on its own or with food!
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
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
93-94/100 James Suckling - Château La Patache is a small estate, but its terroir, unique, is very qualitative with soils that boast huge variety and complexity, including fine gravels with iron-rich clay in the subsoil. The vineyard is 3,5 hectares spread over nine plots with 1 hectare facing the famous Château Clinet. Blend: 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc. Ageing: 30% new Fren…
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!
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.
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.