Pessac-Léognan Wine

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Seeking increased recognition for its high-quality white wines, Pessac-Leognan broke away from the rest of Graves, in Bordeaux, in 1987. Haut-Brion, one of the five First Growths, is located here. 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 white wine.
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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Chateau la Garde 2012

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    The 2012 la Garde has blackberry and raspberry notes to the bouquet coupled with a deep, blood-red colour. The wines from Pessac-Leognan seem to have done well; the grapes were likely manually harvested (were in the past) and certainly taste pure on the palate where Merlot notes of cherry seem to come through more strongly at first... then the ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Château Bahans Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2005

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    This 10 year old wine from the revered 2005 vintage exudes a melange of black and red berry on the nose - with a touch of wet loam... quite rich, without being jammy. On entry, there is vanilla (light oak), a noticeable pucker on the palate suffused with gobs of wild bilberry and sweet cherry. Will keep 5-7 more years but fine for drinking now.... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau de Rochemorin Pessac-Leognan 2009

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    This wine is great for the price. The blend and its young grapes allows the wine to be both elegant, fruit forward, and spicy. On the nose, there's lush dark and overripe berries, cardamon, and earth. The pallet is super soft and reflects the nose with the addition of soft ancho chili and sage. Would be great with venison or lamb. Read More

    Wine review by jackandterah


  • Chateau Olivier 2012

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  • Chateau Latour-Martillac Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2012

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  • Les Carmes Haut Brion 2012

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  • Chateau Domaine du Chevalier 2012

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  • Chateau Bouscaut Pessac-Léognan 2012

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  • Malartic Lagraviere Blanc 2012

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  • "...you find comments that it has emerged as a 90-rated wine."Who? ... better in the Left Bank or Pessac Leognan.  Numerous estates declassified their 1991 Bordeaux wine.  How did this happen? Below freezing temperatures struck the vineyards April 21.  Temperatures were 15 degrees below zero. This destroyed many of the young buds. After an abo... Read More

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