Oeno-File, the Wine & Gastronomy Column

by Frank Ward

A Fresh Look at Some Top Bordeaux Estates Part II : The Médoc

Posted by Frank Ward on November 11, 2014

AvatarOctober 2014. We’re up early the next morning to cover the not inconsiderable distance from Pomerol, land of the Merlot and Cabernet-Franc, to Pauillac, in the Médoc, principal home of the Cabernet-Sauvignon. In between: the vast spread of Bordeaux – the most beautiful city of France, according to Stendhal – that needed to be circumnavigated. Though this was a bit of a chore, the crossing of the soaring Pont d’Aquitaine always gives rise to certain exhilaration. I never tire, either, of reading the names of the various wine communes as one progresses northwards though the Médoc: Macau, Margaux, Moulis, Listrac, Saint Julien, Pauillac. [….]

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