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

 

  • 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 les Grands Marechaux 2015

    Region: France- Bordeaux Right Bank

    ONE GREAT VINTAGE. ONE SUPERSTAR WINEMAKER. IT'S LITTLE WONDER THIS MERLOT DOMINANT WINE FROM THE COTES-DE-BORDEAUX OVERPERFORMS FOR PRICE.  "Initially firmly tannic, this opens to reveal fine blackberry fruit and fresh acidity. It's a generous...

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  • Chateau Pavie-Decesse 2010

    Region: France- Bordeaux Right Bank

    Robert Parker 96 points!“A Blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, with 14.5% natural alcohol, the higher percentage of Merlot in this wine than in the Pavie gives it a stunning opulence, thickness and luxuriousness. Opaque purple, with notes of...

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  • Croix Canon St Emilion Grand Cru 2014

    Region: France- Bordeaux Right Bank

    Croix Canon, the estate’s second wine, is crafted with the same precision as Château Canon, Premier Grand Cru Classé. In the vineyard and cellar, winegrowers and workers apply the most meticulous methods. The teams’ guiding principle is precise...

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  • Croix Canon St Emilion Grand Cru 2014 375mL-Half-Bottle

    Region: France- Bordeaux Right Bank

    Croix Canon, the estate’s second wine, is crafted with the same precision as Château Canon, Premier Grand Cru Classé. In the vineyard and cellar, winegrowers and workers apply the most meticulous methods. The teams’ guiding principle is precise...

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  • Chateau Canon Grand C Classe St Emilion 1982

    Region: France- Bordeaux Right Bank

    Robert Parker 93 Points!"An outstanding, dark ruby/purple-hued effort with little lightening at the edge, the 1982 Canon exhibits plenty of crushed rock, red and black currant, and dusty, earthy, loamy notes. It is a full-bodied, powerful, slightly...

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