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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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  • Chateau de Camblanc Medoc 2009

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine for £5 from the www.cellartrade ... speaking,the name Medoc refers to the entire peninsular north of the City of Bordeaux but the appellation of that name created in 1936 for red wines refers to the 16 communes at the northern end.This area is sometimes called the 'Bas Medoc' or 'lower Medoc [though not on wine labe... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau Bernadotte Cru Bourgeois Haut Médoc 1997

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine for £13 from the www.bidforwine.co.uk 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 a wel... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau de Villegeorge Grand Cru Exceptionnel Haut-Medoc 1994

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine for a mere £1,as I was the only bidder,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 co... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau Plagnac Cru Bourgeois Medoc 1994

    Snoothrank:

    I bought two bottles of this wine for £20 from the website ... 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... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau Saint-Seurin Haut-Medoc 1997

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine for £7 from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk. 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.Chateau Seurin is a small ... Read More

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  • There is a lot of information on this vintage available at the usual download ... ... growths from the Haut-Medoc, Graves, Pessac-Leognan, St.-Emilion and Pomerol.  Now, you don't need to do this to get that 95-98% (and sometimes more) of the available epicurean  enjoyment, but if money is not such an option, try something like Langoa-Barton ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic the Fabulous 2016 Bordeaux...


  • I can imagine the hidden powers of that Alexander Valley wine.  Nice ... ... Dutch engineers, the Haut-Medoc and Medoc became a preeminent wine region of France.  Money and foreign ownership (then British and Irish, now Asian and American) poured in to good effect - especially on prices - although now there is much to go round from the vins de... Read More

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  • Chateau Larrivaux 2016

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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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  • Well, DV, the Bordeaux Release is the largest ever, I think, with something ... ...  Lannesan (Haut-Medoc), Larrivaux (H-M), Ferran (Pessac-Leognan), Beaumont (H-M), Croix-Mouton (Entre-des Mers), Reynon (Cotes de Bordeaux), Clos du Roy (Fronsac), Tour Belair Tradition (Fronsac), Carignan (Cotes de Bordeaux), Chantegrive (Graves), Fonreaud (L... Read More

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  • Chateau Beaumont 2016

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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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