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Home to over 650 vineyards and spanning over 4,900 hectares, Bordeaux’s Médoc wine region comprises four of the most distinguished wine villages in the area: Saint-Estephe, Saint-Julien, Pauillac, and Margaux. The peninsula of Médoc is home to coastal lagoons, sand dunes, and pine forests. It is known to have formed into a peninsula over time as the Garonne and Dordogne rivers carried in large quantities of mineral rich silt and light reflective, well drained gravel, which turned out to be perfect for harvesting red wine grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The main aromas of the beautifully refined red wines from this area are: spices, oak, red fruit and vanilla.

The region of Médoc is divided into three areas: the Landes du Médoc, the Bas-Médoc, and the Haut-Médoc. The Landes du Médoc is located in the entire western half of the peninsula. Although there are no vineyards here, the land is still important because its pine trees protect the grape vines from the harsh cold winds blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean. The Bas-Médoc (lower-Médoc) runs downstream on the estuarine side of the peninsula. The wines produced here are usually more affordable than those produced in Haut-Médoc. Haut-Médoc (upper-Médoc) is the most well-known of the three sections. The wines produced here are some of the most expensive wines worldwide and were famously ranked in The Médoc Classification of 1855, which is to this day in use.
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  1. Chateau Malleret 2021 (En Primeur - arrival 2024)
    This wine is all about balancing elegance, finesse of the aromas and power. A beautiful expression of 2021 in that it is a fresher example but does not compromise on ripeness, structure and power. 60% old vine Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 4% Petit ... Learn More
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  2. Chateau d'Agassac 2021 (En Primeur - arrival 2024)
    Château D'Agassac is spread over 106 acres between 2 gravelly hilltops and an area of sandy gravel. A blend of 55% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc. Ageing in 50% in new barrels, 43% in stainless steel tanks and 7% in amphora resulting in a wine ... Learn More
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  3. Chateau D’Armailhac 2021 (En Primeur - Delivery 2024)
    This good value classed growth Pauillac was formerly known as Mouton Baronne Philippe and is made by the same wine-making team as Mouton Rothschild. Medium-deep purple in the glass, with a mixture of sweet red and black fruits on the ... Learn More
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  4. Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste 2021 (En Primeur - Delivery 2024)
    A truly classic, age worthy style of wine from Pauillac, Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste is one of those Fifth Growth wines that shine in great years, rivalling the very best from the region. Aromas of red plum, black cherries and cedar. The ... Learn More
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  5. Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2021 (En Primeur - Delivery 2024)
    A classic St. Julien masterfully crafter. The nose is fragrant, showing aromas of violets, cassis, crush stone, blackcurrants and ripe plums, followed by some baking spice. The palate is rich, smooth and inviting. There's a beautiful balance between impressive tannins ... Learn More
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  6. Chateau Pontet Canet 2021 (En Primeur - Delivery 2024)
    Today Chateau Pontet Canet is one of the most popular and collectable wines in all of Bordeaux, and much of this success has come from the extraordinary quality of wines made in the last two decades. While ranked as a ... Learn More
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  7. Chateau Lynch Bages 2021 (En Primeur - Delivery 2024)
    In the heart of the Medoc on the banks of the estuary, Pauillac (Gironde, France) has been the true birthplace of Grand Cru Classe wines since 1855. Lynch Bages's vineyards are superbly sited on a plateau west of Pauillac town, in ... Learn More
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  8. Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2021 (En Primeur - Delivery 2024)
    The 2020 Léoville Las Cases, a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon with 11% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot from 50- to 90-year-old vines, is deep garnet-purple in color and simply sings of crushed blackcurrants, wild blueberries and plum preserves with notions of wood ... Learn More
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