Bordeaux Cru Medoc wine

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.

 

The second wine of Château Lagrange is, by definition, less complex than his older brother - but it does bear a similar profile. A fruity, juicy and subtle Saint-Julien with hints of spices: we find in this bottle the “Lagrange elegance” that we like so much. Fiefs de Lagrange has always been, to our mind, one of the best second wines given its quality...

£ 26.00

The second wine of Château Lagrange is, by definition, less complex than his older brother - but it does bear a similar profile. A fruity, juicy and subtle Saint-Julien with hints of spices: we find in this bottle the “Lagrange elegance” that we like so much. Fiefs de Lagrange has always been, to our mind, one of the best second wines given its quality...

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"Phélan-Ségur team has judged the vintage to perfection" Decanter, "Excellent 2011" Robert Parker. We also loved that Saint-Estephe. This appellation tends to give full-bodied, black fruit perfumed and spicy wines. This one is no exception but shows additional finesse, class and freshness compared to most of its peers. Elegance and power brought together...

£ 38.60

"Phélan-Ségur team has judged the vintage to perfection" Decanter, "Excellent 2011" Robert Parker. We also loved that Saint-Estephe. This appellation tends to give full-bodied, black fruit perfumed and spicy wines. This one is no exception but shows additional finesse, class and freshness compared to most of its peers. Elegance and power brought together...

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Château Lagrange 2011 is more about subtlety than power. Nose is elegant with notes of cedar and blackberry. On the palate, wine is delicate with aromas of dark fruit and silky tannins. Finish is long with notes of wood, sweet spices and cocoa. Just entering its drinking window. it is a really nice bottle, complex as it should and very Saint-Julien in...

£ 43.00

Château Lagrange 2011 is more about subtlety than power. Nose is elegant with notes of cedar and blackberry. On the palate, wine is delicate with aromas of dark fruit and silky tannins. Finish is long with notes of wood, sweet spices and cocoa. Just entering its drinking window. it is a really nice bottle, complex as it should and very Saint-Julien in...

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"One of the stars of the appellation in this vintage. Bravo!" - Robert Parker. Château Branaire-Ducru, Fourth Classified Growth from Saint-Julien, has seen heavy investments since Patrick Maroteaux took over in 1988 - new plantings, new cuvier and an ultra-modern chai. The 2011 vintage is a great success, just entering it's drinking window.  Nose of red...

£ 51.00

"One of the stars of the appellation in this vintage. Bravo!" - Robert Parker. Château Branaire-Ducru, Fourth Classified Growth from Saint-Julien, has seen heavy investments since Patrick Maroteaux took over in 1988 - new plantings, new cuvier and an ultra-modern chai. The 2011 vintage is a great success, just entering it's drinking window.  Nose of red...

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