Touring the Great Châteaux of Bordeaux; Hal Oates; Andrew Harper

France – Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion

For the wine lover, visiting France’s Bordeaux region offers the ultimate bacchanalian experience. While first-growth châteaux are very difficult to access, we can offer Andrew Harper members exclusive private tours and tastings at even the most hallowed châteaux. Our connection with these extraordinary wine producers also allows us to source top vintages directly from the libraries of all the collector-level châteaux of Bordeaux.

The Romans introduced wine to Bordeaux in the first century, and wine production has been continuous in the region since then. Today Bordeaux is the largest wine-growing area in France, releasing an average of some 700 million bottles in most vintages, ranging from $12 table wines to storied collector favorites that trade at auctions for many thousands of dollars per bottle. What earns top Bordeaux such stratospheric prices is their finesse. Other wines may have Bordeaux’s power and structure, but few move across the palate with such grace and elegance.

The Médoc, on the Left Bank of the Gironde estuary, is home to the most important Cabernet Sauvignon-based blends.

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