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

  • 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...

  • Sémillon

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

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 Haute Brande

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

  • Château Tour de Ségur

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

  • Lamothe

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

  • Château Peyredoulle

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

  • Alexis Lichine

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

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Bordeaux on Snooth

  • Chateau de Braude Haut Medoc 2010

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    Your holiday wine list is not complete without a French choice. French is ... ... well-blanced, fruit forward Bordeaux blend will pair wonderfully with your turkey and sage dressing Christmas dinne Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • I bought the Parallel 39 for about $15. Here are my notes: very, very berry on ... on ... of flavor-- almost Bordeaux like--  and then back to the cheap berry taste.  WTF? Overall very pleasant , but totally unexpected. Drunk with venison fillets and hearts with whole garlic cloves. Great match. Sorry about the fonts. Courtesy of Snoot Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tasting notes on the Petite...


  • Depending on makers and vintages, C9dP aren't usually for long laydowns ... ... or Northern Rhone or Bordeaux (or...). Will probably boil down to enhancing palate education vs. waiting for perfect timing at the wine's apogee. Anytime from Christmas on?  ; Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2016 Snooth Secret Santa -...


  • Bananas!Kathy - one piece of advice I'd give is that restaurants are ... ... up most of the plantings in Bordeaux for example, and it's all over the world. A lot of it is planted in places that aren't really great for it so it can sometimes be rather soft and juicy without much more than that, but it's really not a simple grape in any way what... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine storage tips


  • Chateau Franc-Cardinal Francs Cotes de Bordeaux 2010

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from www.robersonwines.co.uk in West ... ... de Francs appellation in Bordeaux.The appellation was created in 1967 although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the 11th century for red and white wines [although most are red ] from the three communes of Francs [after which the appellation is named... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Kathy - Been drinking wines for 45 years now - don't remember my 1st but I ... I shared a bottle of good Bordeaux at a restaurant in Baraboo, Wi (We were blessed in that the owner was a oenophile that traveled to France and ordered regularly.)  In 1976 I was at a restaurant in Freemantle,Aus and had 1973 Humter Valley Semillio with Dulhe fish ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine storage tips


  • Pulled a random wine from our neighbors wine closet, looking for anything for a ... ... inspired by right bank Bordeaux. Pulled from a friends wine cabinet. It was stored at room temp for most of its life it seems.&quo Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Yesterday (Saturday) was a college football watching kind of day.  Oh, I ... wine club.  This nice Bordeaux-style blend was very tasty.  I had two glasses of it while waiting for Sandra and her girlfriend Marlene to get back from The Kennedy Center where they attended the performance of The Nutcracker by the Cincinnati Ballet Company.  Anyway,... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Chateau Fleur Cardinale Saint Emillion Grand Cru 2009

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • An impromptu Thanksgiving hodgepodge at a friend's house tonight. Turkey ... not heard of. Followed by a Bordeaux blend from Pauillac which was also an effort by a negociant I'd never heard of. Finally a nero d'avola from Sicily. All bought by my hosts on recommendation from a sales person at the most expensive market in Japan, located in the ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • I have been drinking Bordeaux wines since the 1978 vintage and had bought several highly rated 2009 and 2010 wines to hold. I decided to open several to see if they were worth holding. I was more than a bit disappointed. I did not find much in the way of fruit or body compared with past vintages, nor did I believe that there was any value in my ...

    Comment by 540750Zuiko 540750 Zuiko


  • I am having a Grand Vin Bordeaux tasting with these 2005 wines: Pontet Canet, Lynch Bages, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande, Cos d'Esttournel, Rauzan-Segla, Leoville Barton, Cannon la Gaffeliere and last a 2000 Leoville-las-cases. How much time should I allow the wines to be opened in advance prior to tasting? I will be bringing them up from my 55...

    Comment by 132989mbhes 132989 mbhes


  • chateau du bedat 2000 bordeaux how is this wine and how much does it cost

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  • A month ago, bought with my husband the Chateau Mazeris Canon Fronsac 2005 and we are crazy to find it again!!! I kept the bottle but seems useless. Anybody knows where can I get this beautiful wine. Tastes the best ever!!!! (Of course from Bordeaux)

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  • LES HAUTS DE GOELANE 1998

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  • I boughta bottle of 1998 15/16 years ago B/027130 I was lead to believe it would be matured when my daughter is 21.???????????????????? is this correct

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  • sichel ?

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