Bordeaux, France Wine Region

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About Bordeaux, France

Is Bordeaux the greatest wine region in the world? Quite possibly. Where else can you get cracking white, red and dessert wines all in the one place? The answer is nowhere. Intense but not heavy red wines that can last for 50 years or more; brisk ...

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Is Bordeaux the greatest wine region in the world? Quite possibly. Where else can you get cracking white, red and dessert wines all in the one place? The answer is nowhere. Intense but not heavy red wines that can last for 50 years or more; brisk whites with layers of complexity; dessert wines to die for with fantastic elegance and freshness of finish. No wonder Bordeaux houses many of the most expensive wines on the face of the earth.

In Bordeaux, forget any idea of single grape wines because here blends are king. The reds come from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, while the whites are primarily Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc with a little Muscadelle. Sounds a bit like Margaret River? Well it’s not really, because the cooler Bordeaux climate makes wines that are fresher and more restrained although the best labels also have plenty of structure, meaning they can last in a cellar for years.

Finding good wines in Bordeaux can be like picking a winner in the Melbourne Cup with just so many runners to choose from. But the labels, and price, do give some clues as to the quality. Cheaper and lesser wines are generally simply labelled Bordeaux, or after one of the sub-regions such as Haut Médoc, Médoc, or Entré-Deux-Mers. The best of these will have good flavour and complexity, but most are made for drinking in the short to medium term.

The picks of the crop come from a range of smaller villages, which you will find on the label. So a wine might have a name, Château Pibran for example, but will also be labelled Pauillac after the village from which the fruit is sourced. The village actually gives clues as to the style of the wine. So wines from Pessac-Léognan are often quite muscular and powerful while Margaux makes reds that are more feminine. There is also a very big stylistic difference between what are known as the Left and Right Bank wines. The Right Bank wines are grown around the towns of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol where Merlot and Cabernet Franc are the dominant grapes, giving fleshier wines. On the other hand Left Bank wines, from the towns of St-Estèphe, Pauillac, St-Julien, Margaux and Graves, are sturdier and made predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon.

But Bordeaux is not just about red wines. Easy drinking whites are grown throughout the region although Pessac-Léognan and Graves make some top-notch and superbly age-worthy drops. Further south again, we have the villages of Sauternes and Barsac, where brilliant dessert wines are made, including the famed Château d’Yquem.

Unfortunately with all this great wine sloshing around, Bordeaux is not the best place to look for a cheap quaffer. The Bordelais have been selling wines to the world for hundreds of years and they know how to make buck. So for drinkers on a budget, famous villages like Margaux, Pauillac, Sauternes and Pomerol are generally not the place to look for affordable and delicious wines. They are either one or the other, seldom both. But the good news is that Bordeaux has a host of less famous villages, shunned by the posh end of town, some of which produce very smart wines but at much more reasonable prices. Towns such as Listrac and Moulis on the Left bank make lighter and less-structured reds. Further out, satellites like Montravel (white), Côtes du Marmandais (red), Monbazillac (sweet) and Cahors (red) make many wines with real character, most of which are made for early consumption.

One final guide to quality is the complex classifications that list the top wines of Bordeaux, sometimes in a range of tiers. In 1855 the best Châteaus of the Left Bank were classified according to the quality of their wines at the time. Within that classification are 5 tiers, or growths, for red wines and 3 for sweet wines. Despite the significant passing of time, the classification remains relevant with few exceptions and classed wines are easy to recognise with the words ‘Cru Classe’ often emblazoned on the labels. Below this classification on the Left bank is the rating of Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel and Cru Bourgeois. Graves and St-Emilion also have their own classifications, which, while significantly more modern, are equally useful as indicators of quality. And for the wineries of St-Emilion there is also a wider Grand Cru classification below the Crus Classés listed on the following pages. Bordeaux may not make the cheapest wines in the world, but it is one of the finest regions and well worth some serious investigation.

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Wineries

Chateau Angelus Winery Chateau Baron Fillon Winery Chateau Bellegrave Winery Chateau Belloy Winery Chateau Bourgneuf-Vayron Winery Chateau Boutisse Winery Chateau Cantegril Winery Chateau Cantemerle Winery Chateau Cantin Winery Chateau Carbonnieux Winery Chateau Cheval Blanc Winery Chateau Coufran Winery Chateau Coutet Winery Chateau de Bellevue Winery Chateau de Fayolle Winery Chateau de Lagarde Winery Chateau de Lamarque Winery Chateau de Laubertrie Winery Chateau de Pez Winery Chateau de Sours Winery Chateau d'Eck Winery Chateau d'Issan Winery Chateau Doisy-Daene Winery Chateau du Grand Puch Winery Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou Winery Chateau Duhart-Milon Winery Chateau d'Yquem Winery Chateau Fombrauge Winery Chateau Fonfroide Winery Chateau Fontblanche Winery Chateau Giscours Winery Chateau Grand Desir Winery Chateau Grand Rousseau Winery Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste Winery Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal Winery Chateau Haut-Brion Winery Chateau Haut-Peyrous Winery Chateau Haut-Vigneau Winery Chateau La Caussade Winery Chateau La Croix de Gay Winery Chateau La Dauphine Winery Chateau La Fleur d'Arthus Winery Chateau La Gaffeliere Winery Chateau La Joly Winery Chateau La Lagune Winery Chateau La Sergue Winery Chateau La Tour Carnet Winery Chateau Laclaverie Winery Chateau Lafleur Winery Chateau Lafleur-Gazin Winery Chateau Lanessan Winery Chateau Laroque Winery Chateau Lascombes Winery Chateau Le Bon Pasteur Winery Chateau Le Prade Winery Chateau Le Pradey Winery Chateau l'Evangile Winery Chateau Loudenne Winery Chateau Lucas Winery Chateau Lynch-Bages Winery Chateau Magdelaine Winery Chateau Manoir du Gravoux Winery Chateau Margaux Winery Chateau Mayne d'Eyquem Winery Chateau Mazeyres Winery Chateau Meyney Winery Chateau Mezain Winery Chateau Moulin Pey-Labrie Winery Chateau Mouton Rothschild Winery Chateau Palmer Winery Chateau Peyredon Lagravette Winery Chateau Puygueraud Winery Chateau Rieussec Winery Chateau Rollan de By Winery Chateau Rouget Winery Chateau Roumieu Winery Chateau Rousseau de Sipian Winery Chateau Sainte-Marie Winery Chateau Semeillan Mazeau Winery Chateau Senejac Winery Chateau Sociando-Mallet Winery Chateau Suduiraut Winery Chateau Tour de Mirambeau Winery Chateau Villa Bel-Air Winery Clos de La Tonnelle Winery Domaine du Salut Winery Domaines Barons de Rothschild Winery Domaines Lapalu Winery Durandal Winery La Tour Charlemagne Winery La Tour Travers Winery Michel Lynch Winery Vieux Chateau Certan Winery

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2008 Chateau De Pez Saint Estephe

Here we have a red wine from Bordeaux that is owned by a Champagne house - Louis Roederer to be precise. It's a medium-bodied cabernet blend that s...

Winery: Chateau de Pez | Region: Bordeaux| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2006 Chateau Moulin Pey-Labrie Red Blend

This is a more modern style of Bordeaux, which means there's a fair bit of fruit in this pup. A few years in bottle has been advantageous with this...

Winery: Chateau Moulin Pey Labrie | Region: Bordeaux| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2008 Chateau Haut-Peyrous Retours Graves Red Blend

Old world meets new world in this juicy fruity, slightly earthy number from the Bordeaux region of Graves. It's more medium-bodied in style, and sh...

Winery: Chateau Haut Peyrous | Region: Bordeaux| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2009 Chateau Fontblanche Red Blend

2009 was a pretty good year in Bordeaux, which means wines like this are epic value. There's some lovely, ripe cherries and red berries on the nose...

Winery: Chateau Fontblanche | Region: Bordeaux| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2008 Chateau Villa Bel-Air Rouge Merlot Cabernet

This cab sav blend from the Graves region of Bordeaux is a medium-bodied number that shows black currants, dark plums, crushed leaf and a generous ...

Winery: Chateau Villa Bel Air | Region: Bordeaux| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2003 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes

Quite often in Bordeaux when the red table wine vintage isn't that great, the sweet wines of Sauternes tend to be outstanding. This is such a case....

Winery: Chateau d Yquem | Region: Bordeaux| Cracka Rating: 5/5
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2012 Domaine du Salut Bordeaux Blanc

This affordable French offering is another sav blanc, semillon blend from the good people of Bordeaux. It's zippy and dry showing lots of citrus, g...

Winery: Domaine du Salut | Region: Bordeaux| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2010 La Tour Charlemagne Cabernet Sauvignon

The Medoc is located on the northern tip of the famed “Left Bank” between the Gironde river and Atlantic Ocean. Whilst this thin strip of sandy soi...

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2010 Chateau Fonfroide Bordeaux Rouge

42% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Franc, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon. Appearance: Garnet red, steady, brilliant with pinkish tints. Nose: Complex nose, spicy, ...

Winery: Chateau Fonfroide | Region: Bordeaux
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2010 Richemont du Chateau de Sours Red

Produced by renowned Bordeaux volume producer Chateau de Sours, this savoury Merlot dominant red showcases minty, leafy Merlot fruit in a very clas...

Winery: Chateau de Sours | Region: Bordeaux| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2003 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ml)

Quite often in Bordeaux when the red table wine vintage isn't that great, the sweet wines of Sauternes tend to be outstanding. This is such a case....

Winery: Chateau d Yquem | Region: Bordeaux| Cracka Rating: 5/5
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2012 Chateau Mezain Bordeaux Blanc

If you are still and imported wine virgin, then this delightful little white from Bordeaux is an ideal wine for your first time. It’s made from sav...

Winery: Chateau Mezain | Region: Bordeaux| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2006 Chateau Rollan de By Cru Bourgeois Red Blend

Here we have a lovely, well-balanced Bordeaux red that would go great with meaty dishes. Aromas of blackcurrants, dried leaves, cherries and plums ...

Winery: Chateau Rollan de By | Region: Bordeaux| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Chateau de Sours Bordeaux Rose

Made from a blend of merlot, cab franc and cab sav, this is a light, dry style of Rose that shows whiffs of soft, ripe red fruits, crushed leaves a...

Winery: Chateau de Sours | Region: Bordeaux| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2005 Chateau de Lagarde Grand Millesime Bordeaux

A proper old school Bordeaux this one, complete with a thoroughly old school label to match. Old school works here though, the deep dry palate all ...

Winery: Chateau de Lagarde | Region: Bordeaux| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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NV Chateau de Sours Reserve de Sours Sparkling Rose

This offering from Chateau de Sours is all about pink, from the contents of the bottle through to the very pink packaging, so you can’t miss it! It...

Winery: Chateau de Sours | Region: Bordeaux| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2004 Chateau Meyney

Hailing from the St Estephe appellation (region) of Bordeaux, this cabernet sauvignon dominant blend is a pretty good effort in a difficult year. A...

Winery: Chateau Meyney | Region: Bordeaux| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2004 Chateau Lanessan Cru Bourgeois Red Blend

Hailing from the Haut-Medoc in Bordeaux, this bourgeois red is a nice, medium-bodied style that is highly approachable and glugable. Aromas of red ...

Winery: Chateau Lanessan | Region: Bordeaux| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $59.00 | OUR PRICE : $51.99
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2010 Chateau Haut-Peyrous Cuvee Peche au Carrelet Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

This is a sem sav with a difference that is organically produced. It's a more medium-bodied, lightly oaked wine that shows stone fruits, citrus and...

Winery: Chateau Haut Peyrous | Region: Bordeaux| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2009 Chateau Le Pradey Saint-Croix-du-Mont Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Here we have a little sweetie out of Bordeaux that won’t break the bank, and would be awesome with sticky date pudding! Scents of honeyed stone fru...

Winery: Chateau Le Pradey | Region: Bordeaux| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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