Tag: Ch. Margaux

Bordeaux 2012 Tasting Trip Day 2 – A Chance to Draw Some Conclusions

Day two began with a tasting at a négociant found on the outskirts of Bordeaux. Trying wines in this environment is quite unlike any other you can imagine. Clever use of lighting, walls which are decorated in contemporary art and tables set amongst a seemingly endless row of racking in the state-of-the-art cellars (it’s really […]

A Guide to Bordeaux’s Left Bank

The terms Left Bank and Right Bank refer the two parts of the Bordeaux wine region that lie on either side of the River Garonne and the huge Gironde estuary, into which the Rivers Garonne and Dordogne flow. These waters exert a significant influence on both the climate and the soil structures of each sub-region […]

Tackling the tannins

And so day two drew to a close and, having tried many Left Bank wines, things are starting to fall into place. It is very clear that the wines are not as consistent this year, you have to search through a few over-extracted, over-alcoholic examples to find the real beauties, but when they come along […]