Left Bank

"The Bordeaux Left Bank contains both the Graves and Médoc regions... The region is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, resulting in tannin-rich, long lived wines. You'll also find Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carménère in the region.

The whole Médoc region contains the Médoc AOC in the north and the Haut-Médoc AOC in the south. The Haut-Médoc in turn is home to some of the most famous Bordeaux AOCs, including Margaux, Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien and Listrac-Médoc. All wine made in the Médoc is red...

The Pauillac wine style is tannic, full-bodied and rich, with blackcurrant and plum flavours and notes of pencil-shavings and cigar-box. Cabernet Sauvignon is the predominant grape, and it‘s usually blended with one or two other grapes, including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec...

The [Pessac-Léognan] region produces excellent earthy reds (using Cabernet Sauvignon and, typically, Merlot) as well as dry whites (using Sauvignon blanc/Sémillon blends) that are said to be among France’s greatest white wines...

Saint-Estèphe red wines are typically deeply-coloured and display pronounced tannins and acidity. As with much of the Médoc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot tend to dominate. These wines usually improve well with age and can be kept for many years...

Saint-Julien wines [typically] manage to combine the rich, tannic qualities of Pauillac wines with the refined elegance of those from Margaux" - Airoldi

 

Map courtesy: Vins de Bordeaux

  • 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 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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  • Chateau Penin Tradition Bordeaux Superieur 2016

    Region: France- Bordeaux Left Bank

    Variety: 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc   "Full-bodied, round and fleshy, harmonious, typical of its gravelly terroir which makes it different from the other Bordeaux Supérieur wines. A wine which comes out...

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  • Chateau Pibran Pauillac 2014

    Region: France- Bordeaux Left Bank

    James Suckling 92 points!“Very floral and vivid on the nose with lovely ripe Cabernet character that showcases currants and berries. Full body, tight and silky tannins and a juicy finish. Love the balance and beauty.”James Suckling "The 2014 Pibran is...

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  • Famille JM Cazes St-Estephe 2015

    Region: France- Bordeaux Left Bank

    "Intense colour and aromas of dark fruit, is powerful yet balanced, characterised by a generous palate and beautifully ripe tannins." - JM Cazes  

    Current stock: 3

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  • Taffard de Blaignan Medoc 2017

    Region: France- Bordeaux Left Bank

    "The privileged location imparts ideal temperatures to the estate. Add to that a unique terroir, with predominant gravel, big and small, combined with sand or calcareous clay, all tremendously favourable to produce high quality grapes...

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