Right Bank

Right Bank

"Thanks to variations in soil, climate and grape varieties, Right Bank wines have a different feel to those of the Left Bank. Often lighter and less tannic, these wines can often be drunk relatively young as far as Bordeaux wines go. While the Right Bank may not be as famous as its counterpart across the water, it still contains two prestigious appellations: Pomerol and Saint-Émilion. There are also smaller appellations such as Blaye, Blaye-Côtes-de-Bordeaux and Côtes-de-Bourg.

Merlot grapes dominate the Right Bank, although Cabernet Franc is also frequently used. There are also some areas planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot...

Pomerol is the smallest major fine wine region in Bordeaux... Although Pomerol used to produce predominantly white wine, Pomerol wines are now exclusively red. Using mostly Merlot blended with some Cabernet Franc, these wines are often described as being halfway between the soft fruitiness of Saint-Émilion and the more austere, tannin-rich Médoc wines.

The large Saint-Émilion AOC sits just east of the city of Libourne on the Right Bank. It has its own classification, which started in 1955 and — unlike the Left Bank 1855 classification — is regularly updated... Saint-Émilion wines tend to be fruity and fresh compared to the more austere Left Bank wines. As with many Right Bank regions, Merlot tends to dominate Saint-Émilion wines, with Cabernet Franc typically added to impart more texture and complexity." - Airoldi

 

Map courtesy: Vins de Bordeaux

 

  1. Chateau De Valandraud St Emilion 2000

    Region: France, Bordeaux

    Robert Parker 93 Points!

    Variety:  Merlot (70%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (30%)
    Appellation: St Emilion (Right Bank)
    Region: Bordeaux, France

     

     

    $515.00

    Low Stock (4 in store)


  2. Chateau Haut Brisson 2005

    Region: France, Bordeaux

    Robert Parker 93 Points!

    Variety:  Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc
    Appellation: St Emilion (Right Bank)
    Region: Bordeaux, France

     

     

    $88.20 by the dozen $98.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (10 in store)


  3. Chateau l'Evangile 2004

    Region: France, Bordeaux

    Wine Advocate 93 Points!

    Variety: Merlot (89%) and Cabernet Franc (11%)
    Appellation: Pomerol (Right Bank)
    Region: Bordeaux, France

     

     

    $250.00

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  4. Chateau La Croix De Gay 2005

    Region: France, Bordeaux

    Jancis Robinson 17/20 Points!
    Robert Parker 90 Points!

    Variety: 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc
    Appellation: Pomerol (Left Bank)
    Region: Bordeaux, France

     

     

    $85.50 by the dozen $95.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (2 in store)


  5. Chateau Le Pin 1990

    Region: France, Bordeaux

    Robert Parker 99 Points!
    Variety:  Merlot and Cabernet Franc 
    Appellation: Pomerol (Right Bank)
    Region: Bordeaux, France

     

     

    $5,000.00

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  6. Chateau Monbousquet 2000

    Region: France, Bordeaux

    Robert Parker 95 points!

    Variety:  Merlot (60%), Cabernet Franc (30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%)
    Appellation: St Emilion (Right Bank)
    Region: Bordeaux, France

     

     

    $270.00

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  7. Chateau Pavie-Decesse 2010

    Region: France, Bordeaux

    Robert Parker 96 Points!
    Wine Spectator 96 Points!
    James Suckling 96 Points!


    Variety:  Merlot (90%) and Cabernet Franc (10%) 
    Appellation: St Emilion (Right Bank)
    Region: Bordeaux, France

     

     

    $495.00

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  8. Chateau Troplong-Mondot St-Emilion 2007

    Region: France, Bordeaux

    Robert Parker 93 Points!

    Variety:  Merlot (90%) and Cabernet Franc (10%)
    Appellation: St Emilion (Right Bank)
    Region: Bordeaux, France

     

     

    $202.50 by the dozen $225.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  9. Croix Canon St Emilion Grand Cru 2012

    Region: France, Bordeaux

    Variety:  Merlot and Cabernet Franc
    Appellation: St Emilion (Right Bank)
    Region: Bordeaux, France

     

     

    $94.50 by the dozen $105.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (11 in store)


  10. Croix Canon St Emilion Grand Cru 2012 1500mL

    Region: France, Bordeaux

    Variety:  Merlot and Cabernet Franc
    Appellation: St Emilion (Right Bank)
    Region: Bordeaux, France

     

     

    $209.00

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  11. Fugue De Nenin Pomerol 2009

    Region: France, Bordeaux

    JancisRobinson.com 17/20 Points!
    James Suckling 91 Points!
    'The best-ever Fugue I can recall' - Vinous Media!

    Variety:  Merlot (81%) and Cabernet Franc (19%)
    Appellation: Pomerol (Right Bank)
    Region: Bordeaux, France

     

     

    $117.00 by the dozen $130.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (21 in store)


  12. Vieux Chateau Certan Gravette de Certan 2014

    Region: France, Bordeaux

    James Suckling 93 Points!

    $144.00 by the dozen $160.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (3 in store)