Have been trying to concentrate on Bordeaux recently.
Having tried various bottles in the last few weeks and fishing back in memory. The wines that seem to be my favourite appear to come from the Haut Medoc.
Pauillac is just one of the many famous communes in this large area. It produces well known Chateau Lafite and other top wines as well as the more affordable and popular
Chateau Lynch Bages and Chateau Haut-Batailley, both worth looking out for. Would love to visit Bordeaux and tour this area. Maybe next year at vintage release time in April?
Steelwine 4 ever!
Please find a few of my discoveries which I think are gorgeous!
2004 Chateau Pomies d‘Agassac Cru Bourgeois
Gently fading crimson brick red in colour.
Slightly perfumed delicate cedar wood oaked nose of red fruits, soft and warm with an excellent fleshy texture, big body and a clinging savoury licquoice finish.
Chateau Maucamps Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2003
From a very hot vintage, Rich fruit and dark treacle on the nose with herbs and mint to complement the dark fruits. The fleshy palate is full of layered fruit and is very smooth with a well rounded texture
Excellently rich and opulent wine to savour.