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

  • Merlot

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

  • Sémillon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Mission

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Burger Grape

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 Haute Brande

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

  • Lamothe

    We had this wine while in the Bahamas and loved it. Would like to know where we can purchase it...

  • Château Franc Cardinal

    This estate was originally owned by Jean-Louis Lacour but he sent most of his production to a n...

  • Château Lamothe de Haux

    Château Lamothe has belonged to the family since 1956. Château Sauvage was added in 1978 and Chât...

  • Château Peyredoulle

    All of our wines come from vineyards that are farmed with a sustainable management style. This me...

  • 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

  • Thanks Amour. No spamming here! I genuinely want people's thoughts, and if ... It's just that ... well, Bordeaux is on the line! I've been trying to write effective notes for a few years as well, if for no one but myself. But so many (esp from WA, WE, retailers and wineries) are patently ridiculous. I'd love to see the practice given more care... Read More

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  • I was wondering if I could get some feedback on an article I wrote about ... ... ... me!) gets a free trip to Bordeaux! My theory is that tasting notes discourage people from getting into wine. We either look silly doing it, or the practice is done with such certainty that it makes it seem exclusive. Do you agree? Would love thoughts (and vote... Read More

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  • Chateau de la Huste 2014

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    Bought in 375ml from Total Wine. Mostly merlot. Good acidity with some biting tannins. Would be better in a few years. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • There are so many really cheap good wines around!I must let you all know, that ... ... a few of the GREATS from Bordeaux....only to be disappointed....In my humble opinion, too many of them will need to be in that bottle for a very  l  o   n  g  t  i m  eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...and I need great wine now!Of course, one hopes to get hold of the older ... Read More

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  • The Winemakers' Collection Andrea Franchetti Cuvée No. 3 Château d'Arsac 2007

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    unfortunately I did not like this at all. wine was way too spicy. the label ... spinoff. rather sad that a Bordeaux winemaker had resorted into such gimmicks. needs a serious rethink. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Château Moulins-Listrac Red Bordeaux Blend Puisseguin-St. Émilion 1983

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    fruits and oak dominate, with a touch of spices. mainly blackcurrants and cherries. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Chateau Lamothe de Haux White Bordeaux 2014

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    mild nose, yet rather hard and chalky on palate... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • I cannot help but include this....from an article beautifully written by our ... ... Dal Piaz, is: 2007 Bordeaux: The Left Bank  August 11, 2010&nbs Read More

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  • Chateau Mayne des Carmes Sauternes 1990

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    I bought this bottle of wine on the website ... miles south of the City of Bordeaux The sweetness arises because of using late harvest grapes affected by a fungus called Botrytis. My bottle is the second wine of Chateau Riessec,one of the largest producers in Sauternes and a first growth in the prestigious 1855 classification.Since my bottle wa... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Château Léoville Poyferré St.-Julien Pre-Arrival 2011

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    rich with cherries and oak, strongly berried nose. nice! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


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