Haut-Médoc Wine

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Haut-Medoc

This is the more southerly part of the Medoc that includes the prestigious communes of Margaux, Pauillac, St-Estephe, and St-Julien, as well as Listrac and Moulis. It includes four of the five First Growths, as well other extremely prestigious estates. Cabernet Sauvignon makes up the greatest proportion of most of the wines.

– Description from Hana Choi

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Varietals Produced in Haut-Médoc View all

  • Burger Grape

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

Popular Wineries in Haut-Médoc View all

  • Château Liversan

    A family of wine growers established in the Medoc since 1964, The production of great wines, ex...

  • Château Lamothe-Cissac

    For a long time, the Médoc, or the Middle Country, « Pagus Medulorum », was totally devoid of vin...

  • Château Citran

    The Citran vineyards are divided into two. One plot is adjacent to the Margaux appellation and is...

  • Château Beaumont

    Positioned on the left bank of the Garonne, between Saint-Julien and Margaux, Château Beaumont dr...

  • Château Clement-Pichon

    The history of the chateau dates back to the 14th century and it was owned by the Pichon family...

  • Château Malescasse

    Château Malescasse was built in 1824 on the highest land in the commune of Lamarque. In 1870 it ...

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Haut-Médoc on Snooth

  • Chateau Liversan Haut-Medoc 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by gntop1


  • Chateau Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2009

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    Dark berries and spices on nose. Savoury. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Lanessan Haut-Médoc Premier 2010

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    Here is yet another highly rated 2010 Red Bordeaux that does not deliver. Cedar and leather nose with some plum. Lighter body style, soft tannin, austere but with a medicinal note that is not enjoyable. After tasting many 2009 and 2010 Bordeaux, I cannot agree with the famous wine writers about the quality of these vintages. Seems like corruptio... Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


  • Chateau Clement-Pichon Haut-Medoc 1999

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a wine merchant in Sussex.Haut-Medoc is a large AOC set up in 1936 for wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north of the city of Bordeaux.It is an 'umbrella ' AOC because it includes several smaller but more prestigious appellations such as ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau Citran 2010

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • I have also been drinking Bordeaux. I have just finished my bottle of Chateau Landat Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois Vieilles Vignes  of 1998 vintage. It was lovely and I did not pay much more than the previous poster Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Chateau Landat Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois Vieilles Vignes 1998

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex for £12.Haut-Medoc is a large AOC set up in 1936 for wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north from the city of Bordeaux It is an 'umbrella' AOC because it includes several smaller but more prestigious appellations such as... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • The design color and motif are more Burgundy-ish or CNdP-ish or perhaps Madiran or even elsewhere, not Bordeaux--as imagined by a designer who doesn't know the wine world well. Obviously the show, which has won Emmies, has great production values and even good scripts, doesn't do a lot of product placement.'___ des Boothes' in a parody of gothic... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Quiz: What wine is this?


  • Yeah, the gothic type isn't used in Bordeaux much if at all, more in Burg ... first growths don't say Haut Medoc on the label, but that's because they are all entitled to use a smaller appellation designation (mostly Paulliac, but Margaux and Haut Brion are exceptions, and Haut Brion is not in the Haut Medoc).  Margaux could be confusing becau... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Quiz: What wine is this?


  • Some Bordeauxish options:La Parde de Haut-Bailly is about $20 in France, less in Switzerland (!), more in the States. 2nd wine of the Chateau, which has improved quite a bit in recent years.Chateux Teyssier (St. Emilion), Olivier (Pessac-Leognan) and Potensac (Medoc) can still be found under $30, if not $20 anymore. Oliver's white is also excell... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your fave Cab under $20?!


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