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Pessac-Leognan Wine Bordeaux, France

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Recognized for its superior reds as well as whites, Pessac-Léognan on the Left Bank claims classified growths for both—making it quite unique in comparison to its neighboring Médoc properties.

Pessac’s Chateau Haut-Brion, the only first growth located outside of the Médoc, is said to have been the first to conceptualize fine red wine in Bordeaux back in the late 1600s. The estate, along with its high-esteemed neighbors, La Mission Haut-Brion, Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pique-Caillou and Chateau Pape-Clément are today all but enveloped by the city of Bordeaux. The rest of the vineyards of Pessac-Léognan are in clearings of heavily forested area or abutting dense suburbs.

Arid sand and gravel on top of clay and limestone make the area unique and conducive to growing Sémillon and Sauvignon blanc as well as the grapes in the usual Left Bank red recipe: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and miniscule percentages of Petit Verdot and Malbec.

The best reds will show great force and finesse with inky blue and black fruit, mushroom, forest, tobacco, iodine and a smooth and intriguing texture.

Its best whites show complexity, longevity and no lack of exotic twists on citrus, tropical and stone fruit with pronounced floral and spice characteristics.

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    Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc 2009
    Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pape Clement Blanc 2009
    Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2009 Front Label
    Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2009
    Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc 2009 Front Label
    Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc 2009
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