Bordeaux Cru Medoc wine
This week is about discovering 3 great Châteaux from the Médoc and their second wines; and understanding how different wines can be among several appellations but the same vintage. We have chosen 2011, which is – we’ve already said it! - of better value than the highly priced (and not ready to drink) 2009 & 2010, and much better quality than the following vintages.
Margaux is the most Southern appellation we have today and produces elegant and subtle wines, often qualified as "feminine". Château Dauzac is a great ambassador of Margaux, with a growing reputation year after year since the property was entirely overhauled. Slightly further North sits Saint-Julien, famous for its highly aromatic and classy wines. Château Lagrange and its second wine "Les Fiefs" is a classic, with one of the best value for quality in the area. Château Phélan Ségur, is one of the very best and steady wines of Saint-Estephe. The most northerly "commune" appellation in Médoc produces more tannic and full-bodied wines than other places in Bordeaux, with a complexity sometimes going beyond logic.