The best wines of Bordeaux

Discover the best wines of Bordeaux as well as the best winemakers of Bordeaux and estates of Bordeaux to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Bordeaux and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Bordeaux by region

Looking for a good wine of Bordeaux among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Bordeaux. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Bordeaux with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Bordeaux

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Bordeaux

Red wines from the region of Bordeaux go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of prime rib with chervil butter, marinated shoulder of lamb or duck parmentier with ceps.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Bordeaux

On the nose the red wine of the region of Bordeaux. often reveals types of flavors of iron, milk chocolate or stone fruit and sometimes also flavors of bing cherry, hazelnut or straw. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Bordeaux. is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

The best vintages in red wine of Bordeaux

  • 1942 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1921 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1900 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1936 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1940 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1946 With an average score of 4.70/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Bordeaux

  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Petit Verdot
  • Malbec

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Bordeaux

A wine route planned in the region of Bordeaux? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Bordeaux.

Discovering the wine region of Bordeaux

Bordeaux, in southwestern France, is one of the most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions in the world. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90% of the production Volume) are the Dry, medium and Full-bodied red Bordeaux blends for which it is famous. The finest (and most expensive) are the wines of the great châteaux of Haut-Médoc and the right bank appellations of Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The former focuses (at the highest level) on Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter on Merlot.

The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines made from Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. These range from dry whites that challenge the best of Burgundy (Pessac-Léognan is particularly renowned) to the Sweet, botrytised nectars of Sauternes. Although Bordeaux is most famous for its wines produced in specific districts or communes, many of its wines fall under other, broader appellations. These include AOC Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur and Crémant de Bordeaux.

The Bordeaux Red appellation represents more than a third of the total production. The official Bordeaux wine region extends 130 kilometres inland from the Atlantic coast. 111,000 hectares of vineyards were registered in 2018, a figure that has remained largely constant over the previous decade. However, the number of winegrowers has consolidated; in 2018 there were around 6,000, compared to 9,000 a decade earlier.

Great white wines of Bordeaux

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Bordeaux

White wines from the region of Bordeaux go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, vegetarian or poultry such as recipes of quick cantonese rice and, quiche without pastry, courgette and blue cheese or chicken wok with chinese noodles.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Bordeaux

On the nose the white wine of the region of Bordeaux. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, oaky or banana and sometimes also flavors of dried apricot, orange blossom or savory. In the mouth the white wine of the region of Bordeaux. is a powerful.

The best vintages in white wine of Bordeaux

  • 1991 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1990 With an average score of 4.48/5
  • 1979 With an average score of 4.46/5
  • 1989 With an average score of 4.44/5
  • 1988 With an average score of 4.38/5
  • 1983 With an average score of 4.38/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Bordeaux

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sémillon
  • Muscadelle
  • Sauvignon Gris
  • Pinot Gris

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Bordeaux

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Discover the grape variety: Pinot gris

Pinot Gris is a grey grape variety mutated from Pinot Noir. It has its origins in Burgundy, where it is called pinot-beurot in reference to the colour of the grey robes worn by the monks of the region. Established in Alsace since the 17th century, pinot gris was called tokay until 2007. It is made up of bunches of small berries that vary in colour from pink to blue-grey. It is particularly well suited to the continental climate because it is resistant to the cold in winter and to spring frosts. This variety also likes dry limestone soils with plenty of sunshine in the summer. Pinot Gris is well suited to late harvesting or to the selection of noble grapes, depending on the year and the concentration of sugars in the berries. Pinot Gris wines are distinguished by their aromatic complexity of white fruits, mushrooms, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, etc., and their great finesse. In the Loire Valley, pinot gris is used in the Coteaux-d'Ancenis appellations. It gives dry or sweet wines with pear and peach aromas.

Great sparkling wines of Bordeaux

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Bordeaux

Sparkling wines from the region of Bordeaux go well with generally quite well with dishes of shellfish, poultry or appetizers and snacks such as recipes of fish shells, stuffed eggplant (with vegetables or mixed) or samossa (india).

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Bordeaux

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Bordeaux. often reveals types of flavors of peach, vegetal or green apple and sometimes also flavors of lime, vanilla or apricot. In the mouth the sparkling wine of the region of Bordeaux. is a powerful with a nice vivacity and a fine and pleasant bubble.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Bordeaux

  • 2006 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 1991 With an average score of 3.93/5
  • N.V. With an average score of 3.85/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.82/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.81/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Bordeaux

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Sémillon
  • Merlot
  • Muscadelle
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Bordeaux

A wine route planned in the region of Bordeaux? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Bordeaux.

The word of the wine: Musty (taste of)

A disgusting taste due to a defect in the grapes or, more commonly, a defect in the barrel.

Great pink wines of Bordeaux

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Bordeaux

Pink wines from the region of Bordeaux go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of beef colombo bourguignon style, simmered pork cheeks with cream sauce and dijon mustard or rabbit marinated with herbs and mustard.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Bordeaux

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Bordeaux. often reveals types of flavors of raspberry, peach or floral and sometimes also flavors of black fruit, pink grapefruit or tree fruit.

The best vintages in pink wine of Bordeaux

  • 2009 With an average score of 4.02/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.74/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 3.70/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 3.68/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.68/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Bordeaux

  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Malbec

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Bordeaux

A wine route planned in the region of Bordeaux? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Bordeaux.

Discover the grape variety: Sauvignon

Sauvignon Gris is a grape variety that originated in France (South-West). 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 bunches and small grapes. Sauvignon Gris can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Jura, Beaujolais, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey.

Great sweet wines of Bordeaux

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Bordeaux

Sweet wines from the region of Bordeaux go well with generally quite well with dishes of fruity desserts or blue cheese such as recipes of the coughing cat's apple crumble or ham and roquefort clafoutis.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Bordeaux

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Bordeaux. often reveals types of flavors of butterscotch, dried fruit or molasses and sometimes also flavors of cigar, orange zest or red fruit. In the mouth the sweet wine of the region of Bordeaux. is a powerful with a good balance between acidity and sweetness.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Bordeaux

  • 1945 With an average score of 5.00/5
  • 1972 With an average score of 5.00/5
  • 1904 With an average score of 5.00/5
  • 1934 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1942 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1948 With an average score of 4.90/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Bordeaux

  • Sémillon
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Muscadelle

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Bordeaux

A wine route planned in the region of Bordeaux? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Bordeaux.

The word of the wine: Drawing

Synonymous with racking.

Great natural sweet wines of Bordeaux

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Bordeaux

Natural sweet wines from the region of Bordeaux go well with generally quite well with dishes such as recipes .

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of Bordeaux

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of Bordeaux. often reveals types of flavors of apricot, raisin or honey and sometimes also flavors of earth, tree fruit or citrus fruit.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Bordeaux

  • 2007 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 3.70/5

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Bordeaux

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Discover the grape variety: Chardonnay

The white Chardonnay is a grape variety that originated in France (Burgundy). 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 bunches, and small grapes. White Chardonnay can be found in many vineyards: South West, Burgundy, Jura, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Savoie & Bugey, Loire Valley, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Armagnac, Lorraine, Alsace, Provence & Corsica.

Great unknow wines of Bordeaux

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Food and wine pairing with a unknow wine of Bordeaux

Unknow wines from the region of Bordeaux go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of nanou's flemish carbonade, lamb mouse with onions and red wine or garbure with duck confit.

The best wineries and winemakers for unknow wine of Bordeaux

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News from the vineyard of Bordeaux

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Sotheby’s hits record wine and spirits auction sales in 2021

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