Pessac-Léognan Wine

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Seeking increased recognition for its high-quality wines,the Pessac-Leognan appellation broke away from the rest of Graves, in the Bordeaux region, in 1987.The appellation is for red and dry white wines from 8 communes immediately to the south of the City of Bordeaux. the suburbs of which encroach on the vineyards. It includes all the producers in the 1959 classification of Graves and also Haut-Brion, one of the five First Growths, The red wines are made mostly from Cabernet Sauvignon. The white wines are made primarily from Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Sometimes barrel-aged and often capable of improving for years, they are absolutely worth a look for anyone who is interested in characterful wine.
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  • Sémillon

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

  • Lenoir Grape

    This red-fleshed grape is a popular variety in Texas, where it is sometimes blended with Ruby Cabernet to make red ta...

  • Mission

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • Château Smith Haut-lafitte

    HISTORY: The estate is located in a single block on a gravelly rise; 55 of the 72 hectares are pl...

  • Chateau Haut Brion

    Although by all accounts the vine has been rampant in these parts since at least Roman times, th...

  • Domaine De Chevalier

    Domaine de Chevalier is located in a clearing in the middle of a forest that protects the vines f...

  • Château Latour Leognan

    After careful handpicking of the grapes, the bunches are gathered in small crates so as to avoid ...

  • Château Les Carmes-Haut-Brion

    At Chateau Les Carmes Haut-Brion, each individual vine, every step of the winemaking processes re...

  • André Lurton

    A respect for the typicity of our terroir whilst at the same time always searching for a modernit...

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  • Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 91 2013


    The vintage was weak, and thus the intensity of the Cabernet Sauvignon backbone (so to speak) is not so prominent; but... there is an attractive - if light - nose of cassis and cedar bark, with a smooth, creamy texture upon entry. Attack is mild for the property, but fantastic for the vintage. Light, with some stem elements, but otherwise pure... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Latour Martillac Blanc 2014


    The 2014 Latour-Martillac has a nose of cake spice and lemon oil with a hint of grassy mint. On entry, we have a deep, spicy herbaceous kind of fruit - like wild gooseberry, perhaps. The length is quite substantial, with some heat on the finish. A very good wine if perhaps a bit acidic (good with food, though). 90. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Château Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan Bordeaux 2006


    Nose of sour blackberry; no oak, but some cedar notes. Entry has fine tannin mid-palate, with Himalayan Blackberry flavours galore. Some pencil lead on the finish (a good thing). Elegant and firm. Better, in fact, than expected. Finish is long and satisfying; a wine for the person of form, perhaps a bit less of substance, this being an "ordinary... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Yes, Jack, I understand completely; although my wife does enjoy drinking wine (especially since I seduced her taste buds when I was but a broth of a lad), the problem for me (and likely for thee) is that, if you open a fine wine - say a 2009 Chateau Haut-Bailly (Pessac-Leognan) you don't want to risk losing value by re-corking… these are expensi... Read More

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  • Chateau la Garde Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2007


    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the wqebsite Pessac-Leognan appellation was created in 1987 out of what had been the northern part of the Graves appellation and is close to the southern part of the City of Bordeaux.My bottle comes from Chateau La Garde which is now a part of the Dourthe empire.consists of 85% ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • About 3 cases of 2015 Bordeaux of varying provenance within the district.  I happen to be a fan of white Bordeaux as well, and you can assume about a case of that divine liquid in this mix.  I have been avoiding most wines above 100 dollars US because (a) they are usually, if not almost always, overhyped and over-scored - as well as sold too soo... Read More

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  • Chateau Olivier Blanc 2014


    Chateau Olivier (Blanc/White) is a consistent, high quality Bordeaux; Its flavour profile - beginning with the nose of gooseberry on a bed of fresh, summer grass (unmown) and a hint of sugared kiwi fruit, entry is soft with sweet straw, more gooseberry and pure spring water. Finish is slightly stalky, medium and herbaceous. Great value wine. 92. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Chateau Brown Blanc 2014


    The 2014 Chateau Brown is filled with nuts and apricot on the nose and entry; there is a hint of apricot preserve on the palate and a deep, apricot-peach finish with a hint of sweetness and musk. Drink now. 89. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Chateau de France Blanc 2015


    Yeah, this wine is no potassium cyanide, as per some remarks I made on the discussion pages, but this fine white has a slightly stringent nose - that almond of cyanide, I suppose, but this is dominated by lemon oil. On the palate, we have mature, slightly bitter sauvignon notes. Finish is medium, fresh and clean. Beautiful for the price. 90. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • I have just finished a lovely bottle of claret a Chateau Bois-Martin Pessac-Leognan 2005.It is 65% cabernet sauvignon and 35% merlot.There is plenty of a fresh blackcurrant,bramble and blueberry style fruit with a hint of licorice and soft but structured tannins.I only paid £10 although it got a silver medal at the 2008 Concours Mondial Bruxelle... Read More

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