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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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...

  • Burger Grape

  • Merlot

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

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...

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  • Château Haute Brande

    The château Haute-Brande has been a family property for several generations. The property was cr...

  • Château Timberlay

    Château Timberlay (appellation Bordeaux Supérieur) is located in Saint-Andre-de-Cubzac. It symbol...

  • Alexis Lichine

    Alexis Lichine was a Russian-born wine writer and entrepreneur, who made many important contrib...

  • Château Tour de Ségur

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

  • 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...

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Bordeaux on Snooth

  • Let me add my welcome here also Demelza.  As RCKR noted, Margaux is in the Bordeaux region of France that produces mainly red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and a couple other red grapes.  There is a small amount of white wine produced there, mainly made up of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.Since you're a fan of Macon B... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • Somewhat particular-looking shrimp so can understand Mark's crawdad guess. ... comment about the '98 Bordeaux, MJET, regarding why you don't like French. That particular wine wasprobably past its prime by early last decade as a not-so-worthy label to start with, andwho knows, as Duncan asked, how it was stored.Ch. Bernateau definitely sounds l... Read More

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  • Bernard Magrez Oustric Sauvignon Blanc 2013


    slight sulfur on nose, mild with some minerals Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Mouton-Cadet Blanc 2014


    No written review

    Wine review by eaglebass

  • Château Lilian Ladouys Rouge 2010


    This relatively new property in the most northerly Bordeaux Commune of Saint Estephe seems to evoke lukewarm reviews; yet, the wine from 2010 seems quite well done: it has a nice blackberry and currant nose followed by a soft, silky entry with low tannin and a hint of vanilla, plum and other dark fruit. Rather typical, in fact. Will last 2-5 ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Malartic Lagraviere 90js 2005


    Well, Chateau Malartic has done Robert Parker proud: the smoky, luscious boudoir-like scent clinging to a bed of plum and cherry (you pick - cherry flan is my choice) is followed by a silky entry of cherry and wild red fruit such as lingonberry. Some tannin for further cellaring, but perfect now. A truly wonderful wine at 11 years. 93 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • I am drinking a bottle of Chateau Sauvetat-Loumer 2000 from the Premieres Cotes ... one of the less fashionable Bordeaux appellations. I have not been able to find out a great deal about this place or the wines made there but I was expecting a typical right bank claret ie a blackcurrant and plum style fruit and soft tanins ;,the ideal accompani... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Chateau Sauvetat-Loumer Premieres Cotes de Blaye 2000


    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website ... the Gironde estuary in the Bordeaux wine region.Since 2009 both white and red wines from this area have come under the new Cotes de Bordeaux Blaye appellation.Chateau Sauvetat-Loumer is a small property in this area but I have been unable to find out a great deal about it or the ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Arnozan Lussac Saint-Emilion 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by LetUsTaste

  • Mr.E - 36 attendees, 4 servers, 3 cooking = 42 total people here in my backyard ... that accompany the normal Bordeaux body layered with sangiovese cherry.  Drank well, has other 2-3 yrs. of good drinking easily 2. Cambiata Dornfelder  Made in the SLH region it was GREAT - however, it should be noted that it's application was different - We dri... Read More

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