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 Beaumont, For laying down,

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£16.00

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£54.00
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Ch. Cantemerle, For laying down,

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£297.60

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£222.00

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£29.50

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£220.92
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Ch. Cantemerle, Drink now,

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£391.08

Bottle 12 x 75cl 48cs

£299.88

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£38.00

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£292.92
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£33.00

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Bottle 12 x 75cl 54cs

£251.88

D. Magnum

£147.19

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£114.00
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Chateau Belgrave, Drink now,

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£36.00

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£36.00

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H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 7cs

£293.88
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Ch. Cantemerle, Ready, but will improve,

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£448.68

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£347.88

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£335.00

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£450.00
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Ch. Cantemerle, Ready, but will keep,

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£520.68

Bottle 12 x 75cl 16cs

£407.88

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£260.34

Bottle 6 x 75cl 43cs

£203.94

H/Bottle 24 x 37.5cl 1cs

£450.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£690.00

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£430.00

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£565.00
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Ch. Cantemerle, Drink now,

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£50.00

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£400.92
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£625.08

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£494.88

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Chateau Sociando-Mallet, Ready, but will keep,

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£53.00

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£209.46
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Chateau Sociando-Mallet, Ready, but will keep,

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£58.00

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£233.46
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Chateau Sociando-Mallet, Ready, but will keep,

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£74.00

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Bottle 6 x 75cl 2cs

£299.46
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£80.00

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£311.04
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Ch. Cantemerle, Ready, but will keep,

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£499.20

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£390.00

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£590.00
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Chateau La Lagune, Drink now,

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£1,377.60

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£1,122.00
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Chateau Sociando-Mallet, Ready, but will improve,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£275.00
New To BBX

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£550.00
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Ch. Cantemerle, Ready, but will keep,

D. Magnum 1 x 300cl 1cs

£135.00

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£138.00
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Chateau Sociando-Mallet, For laying down,

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£350.00

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£380.00
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Chateau Beaumont, Ready, but will keep,

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£200.00
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Chateau Sociando-Mallet, For laying down,

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£350.00

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£397.00

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£400.00
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Ch. Cantemerle, For laying down,

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£205.00
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Bottle 12 x 75cl 5cs

£360.00

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£425.00

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£440.00
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Ch. Cantemerle, For laying down,
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£275.00
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Chateau La Lagune, For laying down,

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£640.00

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£720.00
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Chateau Sociando-Mallet, For laying down,
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£450.00
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Chateau Senejac, For laying down,

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£185.00
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