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.
Good deep plum, the nose offers loganberry, quite precise, pungent, touch of cedar, quite complex, not a heavy weight, an elegant nose, lovely silky palate, really like this, I know its the first visit but its the style is relaxed, there is a sense of effortless quality. There is again elevated acidity but its in proportion. The tannins are cautious. Great promise here. A mini …
Very full plum the nose is bright and clean, perfumed, touch grille and balsamic, this is gentle and well endowed, no over extraction. The palate is generous but not clumsy, bitter chocolate finish. Deft touch. This is one of the best Margaux. 92-94/100 - 2025-2040. Nickolls & Perks - W J Gardener. Decanter 17.25/20
Deep plum colour. This is lovely, morello cherry, touch jammy, but pure, bright and charming, herby notes too, touch of ink. Caressing the palate, liquid chocolate, long and sleek, tenacious finish with spice too. Not a big wine feminine in fact. Graceful. 92-94+/100 - 2025-2040. Nickolls & Perks - W J Gardener. Decanter 18.25 JS 93-94/100 NM 93-95/100