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Geographically the Medoc is the entire peninsular north of the City of Bordeaux but the appellation of that name for red wines 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 classed growths here although there are a number of Cru Bourgeois estates.

It did not always carry such prestige. Until the Dutch drained it in the mid-17th century, the Medoc was only a salt marsh.Wine making really got going at the begining of the 18th century. The wines tend to be made mostly from Cabernet Sauvignon.
– Description from juliabutareva

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  • Chateau Livran Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2013

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a shop in London's Belgravia ... Geographically the Medoc is the entire peninsular north of the City of Bordeaux but the appellation of that name for red wines 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... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Château Belgrave Haut Medoc 2000

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £25.50 from the website ... Haut-Medoc is an appellation set up in 1936 [although there has been viticulture here for centuries] for red wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north of the City of Bordeaux itself.. My bottle comes from the 5th growth... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • 2016 is touted as slightly superior to 2015 - whatever that means; you may ... ... 1855 Classification of the Medoc, or the 1955 Classification of St. Emilion).Fear doesn't rule my choice too much at this point, but I herar you RCKR1951; these wines are pretty expensive and we are buying mostly on spe Read More

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  • Zuf,That H1N1 is going around still.  If I end up with it, you might as ... ... St. Emillion, CdP, Haut Medoc and Ermitage.I have nothing against French wine at all.  In fact, one of my favourite wines in 2018 was a 2004 Chateau Cabezac Minervois Cuvee Arthur.&nbs Read More

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  • Château Lanessan 2015

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    Translucent dark ruby in the glass. Dark fruit and a touch of leather on the nose. First sip gives some dark fruit then red fruit and tart acidity. A bit flat mid palate with only some slight drying on the finish. I carried this over to my supper and the fruit really popped with Greek salad. This is clearly a food wine and a bit young at that. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Château Rollan de By Cru Bourgeois Médoc Bordeaux 2007

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc France Bordeaux 1997

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £20 from the website ... Haut Medoc is an appellation set up in 1936 for red wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north of the City of Bordeaux itself. My bottle comes from the large 5th growth estate of Chateau Cantemerle. It consists of 60% cabern... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I have just finished a bottle of Chateau Jordi of the small Moulis-en-Medoc appellation from the 1989 vintage.This is one beautiful claret with plenty of fresh fruit,smooth and mellow yet full bodied. It consists of 73% merlot,25% cabernet sauvignon and 2% petit verdot. and spent time in oak barrels and is an estate with some very ol;d vines [ov... Read More

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  • Chateau Amour 2015

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    Château Amour reveals elegance with a ruby red robe.Aromas of crystallized red fruits with hints of vanilla.Exceptional structure, nobility of finish. Irresistibly gourmand. Read More

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  • Chateau de Panigon 2010

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    Gleaming and profound in color, Château de Panigon 2015 abounds in small black fruits(blackberry) and spicy. Its freshness and aromatic complexity are expressed through a delicate palette of toasted oak and brioche notes.With superb body length, beautiful silky tannins. Wine Enthusiast 91/100 Read More

    Wine review by dwl France


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