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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.
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    This amazing 2016 Bordeaux vintage just keeps rolling along! The 2016 Larrivaux is pure Haut-Medoc; the scent of this wine is wonderful, with blackberry and cassis dominating. A pure wine with entry of tannic blackberry, this product is ready for drinking although it may last up to 5 years in the bottle. Buttery smooth. A fantastic buy. 91. Read More

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    Here is another fine unclassified growth from the Haut-Medoc... garnet red in presentation, with an enticing and "correct" claret nose of cassis, cedar plank, and blackberry with a hint of pencil lead. Entry is youthful, but elegant and balanced with Himalayan Blackberry, cherry and vanilla; Finish is long, elegant and satisfying with well-inte... Read More

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the www.bidforwine.co.uk website.Haut-Medoc is an appellation set upin 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 a well ... Read More

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    This modestly priced Medoc presents garnet brick red in the glass, with a wonderful blackberry, coffee and smoke nose. Slightly acerbic and thus youthful, this wine is nevertheless smooth, balanced and elegant; the entry is dominated by blackberry, cassis, blueberry confit and smoke. Finish is medium long. A fine buy for a Medoc. Purchased i... Read More

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