What is Chateau?
Chateau is a French word means “castle” or “country house”, but it has a much more complex meaning in wine.
It is a common word seen on the label of many Bordeaux wines and French wines. Especially in Bordeaux, it refers to a wine-producing estate, which is normally a combination of vineyards, cellars and any buildings on the property, some occasions, include a real castle.
In addition to the five top wineries, there are other Chateau wine with high quality and high CP value that you dont want to miss.
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The essence of Bordeaux, which can be subdivided into Haut-Medoc and Medoc. The wines they make are strong and layered. For example, Chateau Loirac Cru Bourgeois 2015 Medoc It has a well-defined, fresh bouquet with ample blackberry, raspberry coulis and cranberry scents neatly integrated with the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine delineation, quite structured but fresh with a gentle but insistent grip toward the saline, truffle-tinged finish. This is a thoroughly enjoyable Médoc.
Located in the southern part of the Medoc, there are five classified wineries here. We recommend Chateau Le Borderon 2013 Haut Medoc for you. It is medium tannins, a deep ruby color. Rich black currant, spices, and a touch of earthy aroma.
Contains 21 Cru classe, more than any other commune in Bordeaux. The wine tend to be deep ruby in color, perfumed and floral. Tannis are soft and silky. Chateau Marquis d’Alesme Becker 2014 Margaux It has a touch of melted tar and violets, but it needs several years. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly tough tannin on the entry.
There are five classified wineries here. Saint Estèphe’s wines have strong tannins and are very suitable for aging. After aging, the aroma and taste will become more delicate, mellow, and richer. We recommend Chateau Laffitte Carcasset 2014 Saint Estephe, which has a soft entrance, dominated by fruity aromas.
Pauillac is the most quintessential region. Three of the five major wineries are here, and there are a total of 18 Grand Cru Classé. We recommend Chateau Lynch Moussas 2014 Pauillac ( RP 91) for you. It is a high potential wine with soft tannin.
There are eleven classified wineries here, and the quality of the wines in this area is excellent and consistent, comparable to Pauillac. We recommend Sarget De Gruaud Larose 2016 for you. It has a soft body and smells of dried herbs and rosehip tea.
The oldest region in Bordeaux. There are two wineries of Premier grand cru classes A. Both the quality and price are better than those of the five major wineries. We recommend Chateau Grand Corbin Despagne 2011 Saint Emilion Grand Cru for you. This wine typically reveals a masculine, dense, rich, concentrated style.
Pomerol is the smallest region. Although it does not have a classified winery, it can produce the most expensive and charming wines. We recommend Chateau Vieux Potana 2014 Lalande de Pomerol. It has the flavor of fresh red berries and the aroma of oak.