Bordeaux Wine

Located around the Gironde estuary and along the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, Bordeaux is one of France’s most important wine-producing regions. The groundwork was laid when the Dutch drained the marshes of the Medoc in the 17th century. Then climate is maritime and as humid as it was when the land was covered in marshes instead of vineyards, leading to a variety of viticultural problems, such as rot and mildew.


Bordeaux can be divided into four major regions. The Medoc is the area west of the Gironde and downstream (north) of the city of Bordeaux. It includes the major communes (roughly north to south) of St-Estephe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien, and Margaux. The “right bank” refers to the area east of the Dordogne. It includes the communes of St-Emilion and Pomerol. Graves comprises the area upstream (south) of the city of Bordeaux. The first growth Haut-Brion is located here. This area is also well-known for the sweet wines of Sauternes. Finally, the Entre-Deux-Mers is the area between Read more »

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I enjoy trying wines from around the world, but Bordeaux was my first love, now eclipsed by Riesling. I have worked in the wine business for 10 years, mostly auction, now importing/consulting.

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Varietals Produced in Bordeaux View all

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Mission

    The Mission or Pais grape was the first Vitis vinifera vine planted in North America. From 1697 until well into the 1...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Burger Grape

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

Subregions of Bordeaux

  • Entre-Deux-Mers

      The region’s name, which means “between two seas,” refers to its location between the Dord...

  • Fronsac

    Fronsac Fronsac is a good-sized appellation in Bordeaux, on the right bank of the Dordogne...

  • Graves

    Graves Graves is a very important part of Bordeaux, located downstream (south) of the city...

  • Graves Supérieures

    Created in 1937, the Graves Supérieures AOC produces sweet white wines in the same growing region...

  • Margaux

    Margaux Margaux is a commune in the Medoc, which is part of Bordeaux. First growth Ch. Mar...

  • Médoc

      The Medoc is probably the best-known part of Bordeaux. It is located west of the Gironde, ...

  • Pauillac

    Pauillac Pauillac is a commune in Bordeaux which is situated in the Medoc. Cabernet Sauvig...

  • Pomerol

      Pomerol is a commune on the right bank of the Dordogne, in Bordeaux. Most of the producers...

  • Sainte-Croix-du-Mont

    A small appellation located in the area around the picturesque little town of Sainte-Croix-du-Mon...

  • Saint-Emilion

    St-Emilion is a commune in Bordeaux which is located along the right (northeast) bank of the Do...

  • Sauternes

      Sauternes is a region in the Graves part of Bordeaux, south of the Garonne river which is ...

  • Barsac

    Barsac is a Bordelais commune devoted to the creation of botrytized dessert wines like those of...

  • Blaye

      The Côtes de Bordeaux Blaye is a catch-all appellation in the Bordeaux region of France th...

  • Bordeaux AOC

      Bordeaux Controlée, a.k.a. Bordeaux AOC, is an appellation covering wines produced all ove...

Popular Wineries in Bordeaux View all

  • Château Maison Blanche

    Les terres de Maison Blanche sont foulées par l’homme depuis longtemps, fort longtemps, bien avan...

  • Château de Parenchere

    Situated in the eastern edge of the Bordeaux wine growing area, the Château de Parenchère vineyar...

  • Château de Beauregard-Ducourt

    Everything started in 1858 in a small town in the " Entre-Deux-Mers " region… At this time the Du...

  • Château Grand-Jean

    The DULON family have been wine-makers from father to son for more than 250 years, although there...

  • Malesan

    Malesan is a company based on the Bordeaux Left Bank, selling quality wines that meet the criteri...

  • Château Tour de Ségur

    Area : 28 hectares of red varietals Soil : Majority clay-limestone on limestone shelf with clay-s...

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Bordeaux on Snooth

  • Chateau Argadens Bordeaux Blanc 2014

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    The Chateau D'argadens (blanc) 2014 is a wonderful expression of Bordeaux; the grassy (mown lawn) scent, and the muted gooseberry flavors on the palate are elegant and show a bit of pedigree. For the price, the Sauvignon Blanc-dominated wine is very good; highly recommended if you can find it. Very clean - although the musky element of the fla... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Andre Lurton Chateau Bonnet Blanc Rv Aoc Entre-Deux-Mers Bordeaux France 2009

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    Hmmm. I would not have thought that a 2009 would last this long from Entre-du-Mers, but last it did. Wonderful confit fruit on the nose and palate... not unlike an Aussie (aged) Semillon. I picked up a few of these on sale and should have chosen more. The Lurton pedigree shows... 87 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau Carignan Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux 2010

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    This wine from the Cadillac Region of the Cotes de Bordeaux is simply stunning for the price and provenance; the secret is not just the 2010 vintage, but is the lower Merlot content (70%) which allows for more backbone. There is a lot of soft oak tannin (will age a further 3-5 years) resting on a bed of rich blackberry and wet loam. Finish is q... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau la Fontaine de Genin Bordeaux 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by joeruan


  • Château Marquis d'Alesme Becker 2005

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    The wine has high acidity. It smells like cranberry, black currant (cassis) and strawberry jam. The wine finishes medium. It tastes like strawberry jam, red currant and stoniness. The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are medium. There is light sediment in the bottle. The wine has juicy texture. 30 minutes after opening. Aerated with Vinturi. Op... Read More

    Wine review by 94930tabednar 94930 tabednar


  • Rosé is perfect for any occasion... Today, I'm planning to buy either Bordeaux wines Château Grand Jean or  the aromatic Alsatian wine Gewurztraminer. Which do you like the most? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • A couple weeks ago over  on the what are you buying thread I posted a ... ... it was more like a blended Bordeaux that a Napa Valley cab.  For grins I went to the Buehler web site and checked the winemakers notes.  I'll be darned.  100% Cabernet Sauvignon.  There are plenty of tannins and acids to suggest aging potential, but why?  This is jus... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Grand Vin de Reignac Bordeaux Superieur 2012

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    Freshly light aromas of red currant and raspberry still showing a dusty earth and some floral notes. Tart and medium bodied in the mouth with more red fruit notes of cherry, currant and raspberry jam, drying out through the midpalate with drying tannins and dark earth, and finishing with a hint of medicine and vanilla. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • MJ, a Bordeaux-style blend from Italy?  That sounds delicious.  Looks like next year is the time to drink this one.  Perhaps you should get a few more bottles and set them aside.   Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Chateau de l'Aubrade Entre Deux Mers Blanc 2014

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    Austere aromas of lemon and peach with a tart citrus note. Similarly citrusy in the mouth, with lemon pith and grapefruit flavors taking a front seat, some golden berries and even some more herbal notes of tea leaf and grass towards the finish. Fresh and zesty throughout, this ends with a bit of mellow cream.90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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