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.
While most of the summer of 99 was quite damp, the sun came out in August, allowing optimum ripeness to be reached. The harvest brought in lots of good quality grapes, leading to a well balanced and elegant wine with lots of approachable character! The blend of the 1999 is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Every vintage of Chateau Mouton Rothschild car…
45 Merlot 49 Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Petit Verdot. 60 % new oak. Quite a deep colour, lovely elegant nose, its very creamy on the palate, fresh dusty tannins, round and generous, there is mid-palate here. Nice freshness spicy too. Its good but not up to the level of the big boss just yet. 93-95/100 - 2025-2045. Nickolls & Perks - W J Gardener. Decanter 18.5/20 JS 94-95/20 NM 93…
Chateau Myrat dates back to the 1700s, and was bought by the current owners - the Pontac family in 1937. Grown on relatively young vines and aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 18 months, this sweet wine is intense with a rich nose and delicious palate.
Located in Moulis in the Medoc, Chateau Brillette boasts 100 continuous hectares, with 40 ha of vines. The plantings are made up of 48% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The 2009 vintage produced a fantastic wine for Chateau Brillette. Remarkable value for money. Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, 2012: Gold Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, 2012: …