Pomerol, Bordeaux

Now when I think of Bordeaux, several things come immediately to mind; I think of tannic wine, made mostly from the ‘King of grapes’, Cabernet Sauvignon along with its distinctive blackcurrant, leaf and graphite aromas. I think of opulent Chateaux and I think of archaic classification systems. In the west of the Bordeaux region however,…

Margaux, Bordeaux

One of the most recognised appellations in one of the world’s Premier wine-growing regions, Margaux holds an esteemed position in winemaking folklore- but why? What makes it so special? It’s long history? It’s climate? Soils? Chateaux/People? Today we’ll try and find out just what it is that makes the name Margaux synonymous with quality in…

Wine Ark Friday Focus : Pauillac

A name synonymous with good wine, (and high prices!), but have you ever wondered why? Arguably the most expensive plot of wine-growing soil on the planet, Pauillac is home to some of the most famous names in the wine world. And for very good reason, some would argue – 3 of the 5 Bordeaux First…