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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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  • Spam seems to of disappeared so lets see if this works. I did some stocking up ... bottle of 2015 Lanessan Haut Medoc, a Pinot Noir/Gamay blend and a repurchase of some of the better west coast pinot noir's I drank in the last two year Read More

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  • Chateau Amour 2010


    16.5 Jancis Robinson - 89/100 Wine Enthusiast- Golden medal Gilbert & Gaillard - Golden medal Sakura Japan Awards - "Commended" Decanter - Silver medal Bordeaux Competition.... Read More

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  • Chateau Cissac Cru Bourgeois Haut-Medoc 2014


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... for £10.Haut-Medoc is an 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 itself.Winemaking really got started here at the end of the 17th century when Dutch engineers drained the sal... Read More

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  • Larose Saint Laurent Haut Medoc 1999


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  • Château Rollan de By Cru Bourgeois Médoc Bordeaux 2011


    I bought two bottles of this wine for £12 from the website ... Geographically,the Medoc is the entire peninsular north of the City of Bordeaux but the appellation of that name created in 1936 only refers to the 16 communes at the northern end.The area is sometimes called the Bas-Medoc or Lower-Medoc though not on wine labels.There are no classe... Read More

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  • Domaines Barons de Rothschild Legende Medoc 2015


    Mellow aromas of prune, earth and blackberry on the nose. Tart plum and black currant on the palate with loads of dusty, dry earth, light olive and dark chocolate with a finish of chewy tannins and earthy blackberry. Read More

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  • Chateau Saint Ahon Haut-Medoc 2010


    Rebuilt during the Napoleonic order, this property (Haut-Medoc) is a bit of a surprise; (try finding the name of this saint in any listing, par example), there are gobs of blackberry, cherry and a hint of vanilla on the palate, and the nose is of cherry-dipped cigar. Much better than expected, with a soft, metallic finish. 90. Read More

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  • Château Haut-Franquet Red Bordeaux Blend Moulis En Médoc 1998


    I bought two bottles of this wine for £10-50 on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/119755.Moulis is a small appellation created in 1938 [although there has been viticulture here for centuries] for red wines from the commune of that name located about 20 miles north of the City of Bordeaux.My bottle comes from the small family concern... Read More

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  • Chateau Grand Bouchon "Revelations" Medoc 2012


    A merlot left banker (60% - 40$ Cab) this is a strong merlot, but it does have holes in it, thusly it's not quite complete. Plenty of dark cherry, plum, old leather and oak coupled with chewy tannins and bracing acidity it shouts (loudly) RED MEAT! 88 points - hold 18-24 mths - Paul Read More

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