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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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  • I don't know about that Fox but you're right, I was interested in the ... its fine tannin taste. The Medoc Noir grape contributes the fieriness and the characteristic aroma of the Egri Bikaver wine. While the unfermented sugar of the Medoc Noir grape somewhat soothes the harshness of the other wines, the true velvety feel of the Egri Bikaver w... Read More

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    A little astringent yet but very. Doses of red berry fruits, blackberry and violets on the nose that follow to the palate well. Additional spice, earth and framing tannins balanced with good acidity leave leaves wanting more. Still has 3-5 years left. Drink or hold - 91 points - Paul Read More

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  • We had our annual wine club Christmas party scheduled for Saturday night. ... ... ... Chateau Cantemerle (Haut-Medoc) -  1st, I've drinking this wine for a couple of decades.  It is reasonably priced for good Bordeaux and unpretentious with a purity of place. It's been around as a now 5th growth for 70+ years, but was sold in the early 90's an... Read More

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