Top 100 wines of Haut-Médoc

Discover the top 100 best wines of Haut-Médoc of Médoc as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular of Haut-Médoc and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Haut-Médoc

The wine region of Haut-Médoc is located in the region of Médoc of Bordeaux of France. Wineries and vineyards like the Château Lestage Simon or the Château La Lagune produce mainly wines red, white and pink. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Haut-Médoc are Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet franc, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Haut-Médoc often reveals types of flavors of leather, sour cherry or almonds and sometimes also flavors of chalk, hay or orange.

In the mouth of Haut-Médoc is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins. We currently count 512 estates and châteaux in the of Haut-Médoc, producing 836 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Haut-Médoc go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or game (deer, venison).

Discover the grape variety: Merlot

Merlot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Bordeaux). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small to medium sized bunches, and medium sized grapes. Merlot noir can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Armagnac, Burgundy, Jura, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Beaujolais, Provence & Corsica, Savoie & Bugey.

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Haut-Médoc

wines from the region of Haut-Médoc go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of oxtail confit in red wine, express couscous in a pressure cooker or rabbit and mushroom gibelotte.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of Haut-Médoc

On the nose in the region of Haut-Médoc often reveals types of flavors of cherry, perfume or grilled meat and sometimes also flavors of sour cherry, red plum or lily. In the mouth in the region of Haut-Médoc is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

News from the vineyard of Haut-Médoc

Platinum: The 97 point wines of DWWA 2022

The largest-ever year for entries, an incredible 18,244 wines were judged at the 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards – with just 163 wines awarded a Platinum medal. ‘Winning a Platinum medal is something really exceptional’ said Decanter World Wine Awards Co-Chair Sarah Jane Evans MW. ‘Platinum is like the stratospheric level’ she commented, ‘so it’s really saying to the winemaker: this is a great wine.’ Making up just 0.87% of the total wines tasted at the 2022 c ...

Angélus, Léoville Barton join 2021 en primeur releases

Château Angélus 2021 was released this morning (23 May) at €265 per bottle ex-Bordeaux, according to Liv-ex, up by around 2% on the opening price of the 2020 vintage last year. Merchants were offering Angélus 2021 for £3,120 (12x75cl in bond). Decanter’s Georgie Hindle scored Angélus 2021 95 points, praising its ‘exceptional finesse’. She said the wine represents an excellent effort, following a Bordeaux 2021 growing season that presented many weather challenges. This vintage of Angélus contains ...

Château Peyrabon in Bordeaux gets new owner

BCAP, a group controlled by the Castéja family, has agreed to acquire Château Peyrabon and Château La Fleur Peyrabon from Millésima, a subsidiary of the Bernard family, a joint-statement by both families said. Financial details weren’t disclosed. Peyrabon, in Haut-Médoc, was ranked as a ‘Supérieur’ estate in the Cru Bourgeois 2020 classification, which saw the ranking return to a three-tier system. ‘Supérieur’ is above standard Cru Bourgeois level but below ‘Exceptionnel’. Millésima and the Bern ...