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The Medoc is probably the best-known part of Bordeaux. It is located west of the Gironde, and north of the city of Bordeaux.

It did not always carry such prestige. Until the Dutch drained it in the mid-17th century, the Medoc was only a salt marsh.

It contains the communes of St-Julien, St-Estephe, Pauillac, Margaux, Moulis, and Listrac. The Medoc was first classified in 1855, and is home to four of the five First Growths identified in that classification. The wines are made mostly from Cabernet Sauvignon.
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  • Chateau Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2009


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    Wine review by alpinirish

  • La Bergerie de Senejac Haut-Medoc 1997


    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website ... Haut-Medoc is a large appellation 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' appellation because it includes several smaller but more prestigious appell... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • A case is not a problem if you know you really like the wine. It is also nice ... nice ... a Chateau Castera Medoc 2002 tonight. Nice clear color and a beautiful nose of red berries. Just very tart with a slightly weird bitter aftertaste (I am on cough medicine, which could have a negative effect as well). But I just opened it, so it should g... Read More

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  • Chateau Bernadotte 2009


    This 2009 Bernadotte is very good indeed; it is perfectly representative of the upper Medoc with some fir shank (perhaps white spruce), cherry, and organic soil on the nose. The entry gives a medium density with distinctive cherry and cedar mid-palate. Nice warm, slightly chewy, medium finish. Worthy. 89 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • I just opened up a 2010 Les Hauts de Trintaudon Haut Medoc Bordeaux wine.  Smells nice but I think it needs some air to improve a bit more.  I'm just going to sit here and watch it while I contemplate my navel.  Read More

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  • Chateau Graves des Quartre Moulins Medoc Cru Bourgeois 1999


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... for £7. It is from the Medoc appellation. Geographically the Medoc is the entire peninsular north of the City of Bordeaux but the AOC of that name created in 1936 only refers to 16 communes at the northern end. The area is sometimes called the Bas-Medoc or Lower-Medoc [though not on wine labels]... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Château Camensac Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc 2006


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    Wine review by scwino

  • Chateau Potensac Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux 2008


    This Medoc can take on quite a few more years, but, like the French, I like power, and this wine has exactly that: there is ample (more than ample, if you are North American) oak, but there is also deep Cabernet Sauvignon fruit - if just a teensy weensy bit green. Tannic with that pucker on the mouth, there is the usual fut de chene flavour, but... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Alexis Lichine 2007


    Served in economy on Delta flight from Paris October 2015 and it was good even in a plastic cup -- excellent table wine Read More

    Wine review by jack53

  • Château Chasse-Spleen Moulis En Médoc 2009


    This little wine from that island in Medoc known as Moulis almost never disappoints a discerning taste and the 2009 is better than ever, a deep coagulated blood red colour with a nose dominated by brambleberry, wine-dipped cigar and cedar. Entry is heavy with sunken tannin, deep cassis flavours and a rich, long, satisfying finish. Although it w... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

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