Haut Medoc: look-alike Margaux, St Julien at a fraction of the price

  The appellation boundaries were laid down in the 1930s encircling a village or villages to make up an 'appellation'. A wine producer recently told me that more often then not a circle was drawn around the village church! It is true that often you find very similar looking 'terroir' just over the border of … Continue reading Haut Medoc: look-alike Margaux, St Julien at a fraction of the price

The Médoc – is there an alternative to its Grand Cru Classés?

Famous for its elite châteaux classified in 1855, the Médoc is the source of some of the world's most expensive wines. Yet this privileged peninsular to the North of Bordeaux is also home to a number of smaller often family-run properties that too benefit from its climate and its soils that are ideal for the … Continue reading The Médoc – is there an alternative to its Grand Cru Classés?