Bordeaux

"Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. Its three trump cards are diversity, quality and quantity.

The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation. The finest (and most expensive) of these come from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines, both dry styles (particularly from Pessac-Léognan) and the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes." - Wine Searcher

"Bordeaux is France's most important weapon in the wine war. This large, south-western wine region, ruled by the English for 200 years in the Middle Ages, produces more AC wine than any other. About half of all the wine produced in the sprawling Bordeaux region qualifies for its most lowly appellation, simple AC Bordeaux, whose quality varies from vapid red wine to serious, oak-aged, château-bottled liquids made by quality-conscious individuals exasperated at how little money they can get for a wine made outside Bordeaux's superior appellations. Total production is around 900 million bottles a year, dwarfing all other French wine regions except Languedoc-Roussillon. Red wines outnumber white by about 10 to one.

The produce of most of these appellations' finest wine estates, usually called châteaux, is not only quite exceptionally good and long-lasting, but also available in much larger quantities than other top wines. It is no wonder that the world has heard of Châteaux Lafite, Mouton Rothschild, Latour, Margaux and Haut-Brion, the famous five 'first growths' in the top division of the famous 1855 classification..." - Jancis Robinson

 

Map courtesy: Vins de Bordeaux

  • Chapelle de Labrie St Emilion Grand Cru 2016

    Region: France- Bordeaux Right Bank

    JAMES SUCKLING 95 POINTS!  "The tiny plots of Château Croix de Labrie total an area of 3.5 hectares (8.7 acres) in the middle of the Saint-Émilion Grand Cru appellation area. Rational cultivation techniques are applied in tending the...

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  • Chateau Ausone St-Emilion 2000 (Minor Damaged Label)

    Region: France- Bordeaux Right Bank

    100 Points - Robert Parker! "Proprietor Alain Vauthier has produced a prodigious wine that captures the essence of Ausone's terroir. A saturated black/purple color is followed by sensational aromas of ink, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, and that...

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  • Chateau Bel Air Lagrave 1995

    Region: France- Bordeaux Left Bank

    The wines produced at château Bel-Air Lagrave have a lovely robe, they are well- balanced and rich with a powerful framework and tannins of great finesse; with age they acquire that softness and delicate bouquet which are the distinctive signs of the...

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  • Chateau Branaire-Ducru 2016

    Region: France- Bordeaux Left Bank

    "The estate, at the southern end of Saint-Julien, has produced a wine that is both structured and stylish. This bold, ripe wine shows opulent black fruits and generous tannins. Juicy and structured, it has good aging potential. Drink from 2025."   -...

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  • Chateau Citran 2015

    Region: France- Bordeaux Left Bank

    "The 2015 Citran has a reticent nose, tightly wound at the moment with broody, earthy black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin shrouded by attractive red berry fruit, a dash of white pepper and impressive structure towards the fresh,...

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  • Chateau Confidences de Prieure-Lichine 2014

    Region: France- Bordeaux Left Bank

    Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal!  "A perfumed bramble nose with hints of cassis, the palate has red forest fruits and character and elegance, pencil shaving and mineral complexity too."- Decanter

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  • Chateau Fourcas-Hosten Listrac Medoc 2015

    Region: France- Bordeaux Left Bank

    91 - 93 POINTS - WINE ENTHUSIAST! 91 POINTS - JAMES SUCKLING!    "A wine that is poised between tannins and light fruitiness, this has fine acidity and just the right amount of concentration. There is a touch of spice from the wood...

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  • Chateau Gloria St Julien 2012

    Region: France- Bordeaux Left Bank

    " Green bean, cassis, cedar and dark chocolate. Rather bitter palate that bites back a little too firmly. Medicinal notes on the finish. " - Richard Hemming MW  

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  • Chateau Haut-Bailly 2000

    Region: France- Bordeaux Left Bank

    "Glowing crimson. Fresh, slightly light, certainly aromatic. Resolved and approachable. Very Graves and flirtatious and not at all heavy or sweet. At a very good stage now. Drink now until 2028." - Jancis Robinson, Tasted Mar 2017  

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  • Chateau La Tour Blanche Sauternes 2010 375mL-Half-Bottle

    Region: France- Bordeaux- Sauternes Barsac

    ROBERT PARKER 93 POINTS!  "The La Tour Blanche 2010 has an outstanding bouquet with beautifully defined aromas of dried honey, peach skin, melted wax and butterscotch, linear, taut, and focused in keeping with the vintage. The palate is beautifully...

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  • Chateau La Tour de By 2016

    Region: France- Bordeaux Left Bank

    "Deep crimson. Plenty of dark, savoury fruit and thick chewy tannins. Really quite challenging now but there’s richness and depth of fruit to give the tannins time to soften." Drink 2022-2030. - Julia Harding MW, Jancis Robinson, Oct 2018

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    $65.00
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