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Taste Left Bank Bordeaux Blends: Cabernet Dominant

Bordeaux wines are revered around the world by wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. It’s our turn to explore Bordeaux and find out what it’s all about. We will focus on the Left Bank which produces the Cabernet Sauvignon dominated blends.

Tasting Left Bank Bordeaux

This line up takes you through the top 6 appellations (regions) on the Left Bank of Bordeaux and includes wines classified as Grand Cru Classé and Cru Bourgeois.

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1) Médoc

Rated 88 by Wine Enthusiast

Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

Legende Medoc 2016 wine label

Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) is one of the most prestigious producers in Bordeaux. Their Legende brand wines are a value line that allows you to explore Bordeaux at a great price.

2) Haut-Médoc Château Maurac Cru Bourgeois 2015, $33 Rated 92 by Wine Enthusiast

Blend: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot

Chateau Maurac 2015 wine label.

3) Pauillac Grand Cru Classé

Rated 91 by Robert Parker

Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot Best 2008-2025

Chateau Clerc Milion 1998 wine label

4) Margaux

Rated 92 by Robert Parker

Blend: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc

Chateau Rauzan-Segla wine label

5) Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé Château de Fieuzal 2015, $45 Rated 95 by Wine Enthusiast Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

Best 2020 to 2030

Chateau de Fieuzal wine label

6) Graves Château Respide Medeville Rouge 2017, $28 Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

Best 2020-2035

Chateau Respide Medeville wine label

Bordeaux Tasting Summary

Explore these wines from the Left Bank and get to know Bordeaux. You can even compare a Left Bank Bordeaux blend to a California Cabernet Sauvignon and taste the difference. Consider what food you would pair with each.

Share your favorite Bordeaux wine in the comments. Santé!

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