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.
Despite growing up in the shadow of the exceptional 2000 vintage, 2001 is nonetheless a wine of fantastic quality which should be enjoyed sooner rather than later!
The 2003 vintage was considered to be great year by the wine producers at Leoville Las-Cases! It can easily be conceived that the wine will contunue to grow and mature with a few more years of rest, but can absolutely be opened and fully enjoyed today!
Quinault LEnclos is now part of the Cheval Blanc stable. The 2003 is precocious and approachable as you would expect from this warmer and dryer than usual vintage. A successful Merlot dominated St Emilion. If you like soft and generous, charming Bordeaux wines this will hit the spot.
Château Caronne Ste-Gemme is located in the municipality of St Laurent Medoc, on the left bank of Bordeaux. Emile Borie purchased the Chateau in 1900, it was passed down to his grandson Jean Nony-Borie who has directed the property since 1943 with his nephew François Nony. This is quite a big property over 150 hectares with gravelley soils. The varietals are divided bet…