Haut-Medoc

Despite being as visually unprepossessing as the rest of the Médoc, this large red-wine appellation is home to some of the world’s greatest wines. Its 4,500 hectares of vineyards form a largely continuous strip that follows the Gironde from St Seurin-de-Cadourne to Blanquefort. All the great communes of the Left Bank fall within its boundaries: Margaux, St Julien, Pauillac and St Estèphe.

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Despite being as visually unprepossessing as the rest of the Médoc (despite its grandiose châteaux) this large red-wine appellation of Haut-Médoc is home to some of the world’s greatest wines. Its 4,500 hectares of vineyards form a largely continuous strip that follows the Gironde from St Seurin-de-Cadourne, just north of St Estèphe, to Blanquefort in the northern suburbs of Bordeaux.

All the great communes of the Left Bank fall within its boundaries: Margaux, St Julien, Pauillac and St Estèphe, as well as the up and coming Moulis and Listrac. These are labelled under their own, more illustrious and expensive appellation names. Châteaux labelled simply as Haut-Médoc rarely reach such heights, but nevertheless offer consistently good quality and offer some of the best value in Bordeaux.

Haut-Médoc wines tend to be firm and fine with generous fruit and a nice minerality – what many would consider ‘classic Claret’. They come from loftier vineyards and offer higher quality and more complexity than those labelled simply as ‘Médoc’. Almost all wines are a blend of the principal varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc – which helps producers hedge their bets if the slightly capricious climate causes one variety to fail. Small amounts of Petit Verdot, Malbec and even Carmenère are also used.

The higher proportion of sand and gravel to the south tends to produce finer wines, while the heavier clay and gravel north of Margaux yields sturdier examples. The best Haut-Médocs are found north of Ludon, a village just below Margaux. These include five classified Growths: Third Growth Ch. La Lagune, underperforming Fourth Growth Ch. la Tour Carnet and Fifth Growths Ch. Cantemerle, Ch. Camensac and Ch. Belgrave – as well as a number of fine Cru Bourgeois. Ageing ability varies but the lesser wines are usually delicious after three to four years, lasting around a decade, while the Cru Classés have a drinkability window of around six to 15 years.

Recommended Châteaux (labelled as Haut-Médoc): Ch. Beaumont, Ch. Belgrave, Ch. Cantemerle, Ch. Peyrabon

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Chateau Cissac, For laying down,

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£16.00

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Ch. Cantemerle, Drink now,

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Chateau Malescasse, Ready, but will keep,

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Chateau Beaumont, Ready, but will keep,

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£22.00

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£161.88
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Chateau Lanessan, Drink now,

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£220.92
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Ch. Cantemerle, For laying down,

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£29.50

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£220.92

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Chateau Belgrave, Drink now,

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£368.40

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Ch. Cantemerle, Drink now,

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£38.00

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Ch. Cantemerle, Drink now,

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£50.00

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£400.92

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Chateau Sociando-Mallet, Ready, but will keep,

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Chateau Sociando-Mallet, Ready, but will keep,

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£58.00

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Chateau La Lagune, For laying down,
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Chateau La Lagune, Ready, but will keep,

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£772.80

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£618.00
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Chateau La Lagune, Ready, but will keep,

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£69.70

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£836.40

Bottle 12 x 75cl 4cs

£670.92
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Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

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Chateau Sociando-Mallet, Ready, but will keep,

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£74.00

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£299.46
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Ch. Cantemerle, Drink now,

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£607.20

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£480.00
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Chateau La Lagune, Drink now,

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£761.18

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£617.00
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Chateau La Lagune, Drink now,

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£1,201.58

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£984.00
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Ch. Cantemerle, Ready, but will improve,

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£325.00

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£359.00
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Chateau Sociando-Mallet, Ready, but will keep,

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£467.00
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Ch. Cantemerle, For laying down,

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£460.00
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Bottle 6 x 75cl 2cs

£180.00

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£195.00

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£340.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£355.00

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£395.00

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Ch. Cantemerle, For laying down,

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£270.00
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Ch. Cantemerle, Ready, but will improve,

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£188.00

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£357.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£400.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£420.00
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Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£680.00

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Chateau Sociando-Mallet, Ready, but will keep,

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£280.00

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Chateau Sociando-Mallet, Ready, but will keep,

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Ch. Cantemerle, Ready, but will improve,
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Chateau Sociando-Mallet, For laying down,

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Chateau Belgrave, For laying down,

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£240.00
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Ch. Cantemerle, For laying down,
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£138.00
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Bottle 6 x 75cl 34cs

£129.00
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Magnum 3 x 150cl 7cs

£135.00
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D. Magnum 1 x 300cl 12cs

£116.00
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£210.00
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