Haut-Medoc

  • Sociando-Mallet: Old & New

    … A chance today to look at two wines from what is undoubtedly one of the leading lights in the Haut-Médoc appellation, Château Sociando-Mallet, an estate which lies on the last gasp of the Médoc’s gravel, north of St Estèphe, just before it finally gives way to the cooler clays of the Médoc. First up, the 1986, the oldest vintage of Château…

    Chris Kissack/ WineDRin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 3 readers -
  • Wine of the Week: 2005 Château Labégorce-Zédé

    … and aromas. I've become especially intrigued by Appellation Margaux Controlee, a brilliant region which offers amazing depth and complexity, it has become quite compelling for me personally. Many say, this region is so compelling because of its uber high gravel content, excellent drainage and the poor nutrients in the soil, which make the vines…

    Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog - 1 readers -
  • The Best of Bordeaux

    … Our Bordeaux tour was led by Master of Wine, James Cluer, who had arranged for us to be hosted at some of the top Chateaux of Bordeaux, properties that are not normally open to the public. Our accommodations were at Smith Haut Lafitte’s luxurious 5-star hotel, Les Sources de Caudalie, steps from the winery and surrounded by vineyards…

    meganmallen.com -
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