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Right Bank

The Right Bank refered to is that of the River Dordogne and St-Émilion, Fronsac and Pomerol are amongst its most famous and celebrated appellations. Their wines are historically less familiar to us because the district's main port of Libourne did not have the same volume of trade with Britain as Bordeaux on the Left Bank. This trend should not be allowed to continue, for not only are the wines of the Right Bank exceptional but they have a very different style from those over the river.

The Right Bank refered to is that of the River Dordogne and St-Émilion, Fronsac and Pomerol are amongst its most famous and celebrated appellations. Their wines are historically less familiar to us because the district's main port of Libourne did not have the same volume of trade with Britain as Bordeaux on the Left Bank.... read more.

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Merlot, enamoured of the soils and the climate, thrives on the Right Bank. It is the main contributor to the wines of the district and creates a style that, though still complex and capable of great ageing, is generally softer and more approachable than the dominant Cabernet Sauvignon of the Left Bank. This latter grape is still important here, as is Cabernet Franc, and Malbec has a presence.

Soil is the crucial factor on the Right Bank, especially in the great areas of St-Émilion and Pomerol. The former has a variety of types, though its limestone is particularly prized, and the clays of the Pomerol are equally sought after. Concerning the climate, the Right Bank's generally cooler winters and warmer summers than those of the Left Bank are suited to the Merlot grape rather than Cabernet Sauvignon. Appellations do vary considerably, and they need to be looked at individually for more specific details.

2010, 2009, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1999 and 1998 were all very good years for the wines of the Right Bank. Going further back, 1995, 1990,1989 and 1982 were excellent.

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  1. Château Beausejour Duffau, Saint-Emilion

    Château Beausejour Duffau, Saint-Emilion, 2002 75cl

    An excellent example of how a St Emilion can develop when allowed time to bottle age. The calssic aromas of plum and black fruit are joined by savoury, gamey note. The tannins are soft and luxurious and the finish is long and complex.

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  2. Chateau l'Arrosee, Saint-Emilion

    Chateau l'Arrosee Grand Cru, Saint-Emilion, 2007 75cl

    A soft, plummy St Emilion which has a medium body and pleasent, velvety tannins. A superb food wine.

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  3. Château Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol

    Château Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol, 2007 75cl

    A well made and classic Bordeaux this wine is smooth and well integrated with good fruit on the nose and palate.

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  4. Chateau la Serre Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Émilion

    Chateau la Serre Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Émilion, 2008 75cl

    This is a deliciously approachable wine which is drinking beautifully now but will continue to develop if you wish to hold onto it for a little longer. Ruby in color with a slight hint of garnet red, this wine is packed with soft red berry and bramble fruit flavors and just a suggestion of licorice intermingled with cassis. The finish is long and complex with penetrating depth of flavour.

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  5. Château Tournefeuille, Lalande de Pomerol,

    Château Tournefeuille, Lalande de Pomerol, 2010 75cl

    A medium to full bodied claret with great structure and balance. Lots of black fruit and wood on the nose develop into a slightly softer, plummy character on the palate. The tannins are fairly supple whilst retaining that classic velvety mouth feel. Ready to go now but may benefit from up to a further 7 years laying down.

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  6. Château Moulinet-Lasserre, Pomerol, 2011

    Château Moulinet-Lasserre, Pomerol, 2011 75cl

    The Merlot really shows through on this wine. Dried plums are evident on the nose and its enticing colour makes this wine very inviting. Jammy cassis fruit on the palate integrates with rich, silky tannins.

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  7. Château Puy Blanquet, Saint-Émilion

    Château Puy Blanquet, Saint-Émilion, 2011 75cl

    This is a soft well made wine. This wine has a wonderfully fruity aroma of dried prunes and raisins, firm on the palate with a long slightly drying finish.

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  8. Château Jean Voisin Fagouet, Grand Cru Saint-Émilion

    Château Jean Voisin Fagouet, Grand Cru Saint-Émilion, 2012 75cl

    Expressive red fruits complement a brick/ruby colour and fine tannin gives a lingering finish of vanillin and blueberry fruit. Well balanced.

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  9. Château Relais de la Poste Cuveé Malbec

    Château Relais de la Poste Cuveé Malbec, Cotes de Bourg, 2012 75cl

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    This medium bodied claret shows plentiful black fruits with touches of sweet spice and black pepper. The tannins are soft and the finish has good length. A very approachable wine made in its traditional homeland.

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  10. Château Tour Bel Air, Montagne-Saint-Émilion

    Château Tour Bel Air, Montagne-Saint-Émilion, 2012 75cl

    The higher Merlot content in the blend aids the soft and approachable character of this wine. Plummy fruit, with hints of darker berry are well balanced by supple tannin, the finish has hints of leather and earth.

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  11. Saint Émilion Private Reserve, 2012

    Saint Émilion Private Reserve, 2012 75cl

    Bags of charm and plenty of fruit flavour are balanced with freshness and supple tannins making this suitable for drinking whilst young. The fruit is mostly cherry and blackcurrant supported by hints of spice with a smooth finish.

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  12. Château Mathiot, Bordeaux

    Château Mathiot, Bordeaux, 2014 75cl

    An excellent soft and luscious wine from a tiny property one the right bank of the Garonne. Plum and cassis fruit on both the nose and palate.

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