Discover Award Winning Bordeaux Wine From WALA
Sep 02, 2021

Bordeaux is probably the most well-known wine region in France.

It’s geographical position in France fueled much of its early growth. Bordeaux is essentially connected to the Atlantic Ocean through the Gironde river. Selling of wine through the great location of the Bordeaux port has been going on for centuries with the Atlantic Ocean enabling Bordeaux to export to England in the early centuries and now to the rest of the world. 

The Bordeaux wine-growing region is separated by two rivers – the Dordogne and the Garonne – which meet to form the Gironde river.

Situated on the west coast of France, Bordeaux is split in two by the Gironde Estuary, which further divides into the Dordogne and Garonne rivers. When looking at a map of the region, the wine-producing areas to the north and right of the Gironde is the Right Bank and while wine-producing areas below and to the left is the Left Bank.

River dissections aside, there are several important distinctions between the banks, most notably the dominance of specific red grape varieties.

WALA Winemakers Collection From Bordeaux From The Left Bank

The Left Bank encompasses the Médoc wine region north of Bordeaux. Its four best-known appellations – from north to south – are St-Estèphe, Pauillac, St-Julien and Margaux.

While all of the Left Bank wines are usually blends, Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant force here. Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc tend to play supporting roles.

It also encompasses Haut-Médoc, Listrac-Médoc and Moulis-en-Médoc appellations. South of Bordeaux, the Left Bank includes Pessac-Léognan and Graves, plus Sauternes and Barsac sweet wines.

 

Winemakers Collection From AOC Saint Estéphe

The authoritative French wine guide published by Hachette, refers to Saint-Estèphe wines as having a finer acidity, tannic structure and colour than other Médoc wines. With maturity this wine acquires stronger fruit flavours and becomes more rounded and elegant. It is definitely a wine that improves with age, and can be kept for some considerable time.

In his book Bordeaux, Robert M. Parker Jr. states that the wines of Saint-Estèphe "have the reputation of being the slowest to mature, and the toughest, most tannic wines."

Considerable variations in terroir mean that the wines produced differ according to the estates from which they originate. Nevertheless, they all share certain typical characteristics of liight upper soils on a layer of clay and limestone

Château Phélan Ségur Saint-Estèphe 2015 $108

Château Phélan Ségur Saint-Estèphe 2017 $88

Château Cos Labory Saint-Estèphe (Grand Cru Classé) 2017 $72

Château Phélan Ségur Frank Phélan $68

Château Le Crock Saint-Estèphe 2017 $68

Château Ségur de Cabanac Saint-Estèphe 2017 $58

Château Tour Saint Fort Saint-Estèphe 2015 (Offer $58 UP $68)

Château Tour Saint Fort Baron d’Estours Saint-Estèphe 2016 (Offer $49.90 UP $58)

CHATEAU COS LABORY SAINT ESTEPHE 2012 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU COS LABORY SAINT-ESTEPHE 2015 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU HAUT MARBUZET SAINT ESTEPHE 2011 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU SEGUR DE CABANAC SAINT ESTEPHE 2014 TBC - Coming Soon

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Winemakers Collection From AOC Pauillac

Pauillac includes three of the five premier cru châteaux of Bordeaux: Latour, Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild. The wines of Pauillac are often considered the quintessence of Bordeaux wines with terroir consistin of sand with small gravel. 

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac (Grand Cru Classé) 2018 $138

Chateau Lynch-Moussas Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2016 $98 - SOLD OUT

Château Haut-Bages Libéral Pauillac (Grand Cru Classé) 2014 $88 - SOLD OUT

Château Pédesclaux Pauillac (Grand Cru Classé) 2014 $88

Château Fonbadet Pauillac 2016 $88 - SOLD OUT

Chateau Lynch-Moussas Pauillac (Grand Cru Classe) 2018 $88 

CHATEAU D'ARMAILHAC PAUILLAC 2012 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU HAUT BAGES LIBERAL PAUILLAC 2014 TBC - Coming Soon

CHÂTEAU PICHON COMTESSE DE LALANDE PAUILLAC 2009 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU LYNCH BAGES PAUILLAC 2017 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU LYNCH BAGES PAUILLAC 2018 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU LYNCH MOUSSAS PAUILLAC 2012 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU PEDESCLAUX PAUILLAC 2016 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU FONBADET PAUILLAC 2016 TBC - Coming Soon

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Winemakers Collection From AOC Saint Julien

It is the most homogeneous commune in the Médoc, with 80% of its 775ha devoted to crus classés.

A top layer of gravel on clay and limestone soil with large rocks. 

Château Beychevelle Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classé) 2008 $248 - SOLD OUT

Château Léoville Poyferré Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classé) 2014 $168

Chateau Lagrange Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classe) 2010 $158 - SOLD OUT

Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classe) 2012 $158 - SOLD OUT

Château Léoville Poyferré Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classé) 2017 $158

Château Branaire-Ducru Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classé) 2014 $128

Chateau Lagrange Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classe) 2014 $120 - SOLD OUT

Château Léoville Poyferré Pavillon de Léoville Poyferré Saint-Julien 2016 $98

Chateau Lagrange Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classe) 2017 $98

Château Léoville Poyferré Château Moulin Riche Saint-Julien 2016 $88

Château Moulin de la Rose Saint-Julien 2013 $72 - SOLD OUT

Château Moulin de la Rose Saint-Julien 2017 $72

CHATEAU GRUAUD LAROSE Saint-Julien 2016 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU Lagrange SAINT-JULIEN 2012  TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU Lagrange SAINT-JULIEN 2016 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU SAINT PIERRE Saint-Julien 2012 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU TALBOT Saint-Julien 2012 TBC - Coming Soon

CLOS DU MARQUIS SAINT-JULIEN 2014 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU GLORIA SAINT JULIEN 2018 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU LEOVILLE BARTON SAINT JULIEN 2012 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU LEOVILLE POYFERRE SAINT JULIEN 2012 TBC - Coming Soon

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Winemakers Collection From AOC Margaux

Margaux was a region known as much for its great terroir and reputation, as it was for the number of chateaus. With 1,100ha it only has a few less than St-Estèphe, and soil consists of gravel and silt plateau on a layer of limestone or silt on clay

Château Kirwan Margaux (Grand Cru Classé) 2011 $128 - SOLD OUT

Château Kirwan Margaux (Grand Cru Classé) 2016 $108

Château Prieuré-Lichine Margaux (Grand Cru Classé) 2016 (Offer $98 UP $108) - SOLD OUT

Château Desmirail Margaux (Grand Cru Classé) 2012 $88

Château La Gurgue Margaux 2015 $88

Château Labégorce Margaux 2017 $78

Château Siran Margaux 2017 $78

Château Siran S de Siran Margaux 2017 $68

Château d'Arsac Margaux 2016 $60 - SOLD OUT

Chateau Prieure-Lichine Confidences de Prieure-Lichine Margaux 2016 $60 - LIMITED STOCKS LEFT

BLASON D'ISSAN MARGAUX 2016 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU BOYD CANTENAC MARGAUX 2014 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU BRANE CANTENAC MARGAUX 2015 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU DESMIRAIL MARGAUX 2016 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU LASCOMBE MARGAUX 2015 TBC - Coming Soon

S DE SIRAN MARGAUX 2014 TBC - Coming Soon

SIRENE DE GISCOURS MARGAUX 2015 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU GISCOURS MARGAUX 2011 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU LA GURGUE MARGAUX 2015 TBC - Coming Soon

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Winemakers Collection From AOC Haut Médoc

An appellation that stretches from Blanquefort in the south to past St-Estèphe in the north, with vines planted across 15 communes providing the most varied range of styles in all the left bank.

The terrain is made of alluvial terraces of gravel deposits, light, which is good for Cabernet, and deep and clay-like which is good for Merlot

Chateau Sociando-Mallet Haut-Medoc 2016 (Offer $92 UP $98)

Chateau Sociando-Mallet Haut-Medoc 2015  (Offer $88 UP $98)

Chateau Sociando-Mallet Haut-Medoc 2014 (Offer $78 UP $88)

Chateau Sociando-Mallet La Demoiselle de Sociando-Mallet Haut-Medoc 2015 $78

Château Peyrabon Haut Medoc 2017 $48

Chateau Larose Trintaudon Haut-Medoc 2014 $48

Chateau Larose Trintaudon Les Hauts de Trintaudon Haut-Médoc 2015 $42

CHATEAU DALEM 2017 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU PEYRABON HAUT MEDOC 2017 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU CAMBON LA PELOUSE HAUT MEDOC 2018 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU CLEMENT PICHON HAUT MEDOC 2018 TBC - Coming Soon

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Winemakers Collection From AOC Listra-Médoc and AOC Moulis

Listrac Médoc is best known as one of the six appellations of the great wine-growing regions of the Médoc.  It's soil consists of three gravel terraces on a limestone foundation.

Moulis-en-Médoc is a commune in the wine-producing area of Médoc which produces wine with a great reputation which benefits from the appellation of Moulis, one of the six communal appellations of the Haut-Médoc vineyards.  The Moulis region have gravel and silt plateau on a layer of limestone or silt on clay

Château Branas Grand Poujeaux Moulis 2016 $68

Chateau Maucaillou Moulis-en-Medoc 2016 $68

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Winemakers Collection From AOC Péssac-Leognan

The Bordelais have a special fondness for Pessac-Léognan. The vineyards start at the outskirts of the city. Indeed, the postal address of Château Les Carmes Haut Brion, for instance, is 20 rue des Carmes, Bordeaux. However, the wines are also popular because they frequently represent better value for money than ones from the Médoc or Saint Emilion, and because they have the faculty of showing well both young and old. Pessac-Léognan wines are frequently found in local restaurants at an affordable price.

Thei soil is predominantly gravel and sandy rock, with varying proportions of clay and sandstone

Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2010 $138

Château Latour-Martillac Pessac-Léognan Blanc (Grand Cru Classé de Graves) 2018 $108 - SOLD OUT

Chateau Bouscault Pessac-Leognan (Grand Cru Classe de Graves) 2014 $98

Chateau Latour-Martillac Pessac-Leognan (Grand Cru Classe de Graves) 2014 (Offer $92 UP $98)

Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Pessac-Leognan 2013 $88

CHÂTEAU LATOUR MARTILLAC PESSAC LEOGNAN 2015 TBC - Coming Soon

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Winemakers Collection From AOC Graves

Graves is an important subregion of the Bordeaux wine region. Graves is situated on the left bank of the Garonne River, in the upstream part of the region, southeast of the city Bordeaux and stretches over 50 km.  Graves is the only Bordeaux subregion which is famed for all three of Bordeaux' three main wine types—reds, dry whites and sweet wines with red wines dominating the total production. 

The area encompasses villages including Sauternes, Pessac, Talence, Léognan, Martillac, Saint-Morillon, and Portets.

The name Graves derives from its intensely gravelly soil.  The soil is the result of glaciers from the Ice Age, which also left white quartz deposits that can still be found in the soil of some of the top winemaking estates.

Château Crabitey Graves Rouge 2017 $49.90

Clos Floridène Graves 2016 $49.90

Clos Floridène Graves 2017 $49.90

Chateau Cabannieux Graves 2016 $48

CHATEAU PRIEURE LES TOURS GRAVES 2015 TBC - Coming Soon

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Winemakers Collection From Entre-Deux-Mers

The literal translation of Entre-Deux-Mers is ‘between the two seas’ given its location between the Dordogne and Garonne rivers.

After Bordeaux AC, this large triangle shaped area is the biggest dry white wine appellation in the Bordeaux region with 2,400 hectares (ha) under vine from almost 10,000 ha in total, producing up to one million cases of wine a year.

Château Hostens-Picant Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux 2011 (Offer $68 UP $88)

Chateau Haut Dambert "Cuvee Clemence" Entre-Deux-Mers 2019 (Offer $36 UP $48)

Chateau Goudichaud Graves de Vayres 2015 - 375ml $26.60

Chateau Haut Beaumard Graves de Vayres 2015 - 375ml $26.60

Chateau Haut Dambert "Cuvee Clemence" Entre-Deux-Mers 2019 TBC - Coming Soon

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WALA Winemakers Collection From Bordeaux From The Right Bank

The Right Bank’s most famous appellations are Pomerol and St-Emilion, the latter of which has four ‘satellite’ appellations. These are Montagne-, Lussac-, Puisseguin- and St-Georges St-Emilion.

Right Bank wines are predominantly Merlot-based, with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot used as blending components. 

However, the Right Bank also encompasses Côtes de Blaye, Côtes de Bourg, Fronsac, Canon-Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol, Francs Côtes de Bordeaux and Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux.

 

Winemakers Collection From AOC Pomerol And AOC Lalande-de Pomerol

Home to tiny estates and ‘garagistes’, Pomerol lacks any official classification but is home to titans such as Petrus. Levels of dense blue clay in the vineyards are among the highest in the world.

Chateau Clinet Pomerol 2012 $248

Chateau Clinet Pomerol 2013 $168

Château Clinet Fleur de Clinet Pomerol 2016 $88

Chateau Perron La Fleur Lalande de Pomerol 2013 $72

Chateau Belles-Graves Les Terrasses Lalande-de-Pomerol 2014 $68

Chateau Belles-Graves Les Terrasses Lalande-de-Pomerol 2015 $68

Chateau Belles-Graves Lalande de Pomerol 2015  $68

Chateau Belles-Graves Lalande de Pomerol 2016 $68

Chateau Perron Lalande de Pomerol 2016 $68

LA FLEUR DE BOUARD LALANDE DE POMEROL 2014 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU CERTAN DE MAY POMEROL 2011 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU CERTAN DE MAY POMEROL 2012 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU CERTAN DE MAY POMEROL 2014 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU GAZIN POMEROL 2016 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU HOSANNA POMEROL 2017 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU LATOUR POMEROL POMEROL 2016 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU L'EVANGILE POMEROL 2011 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU L'EVANGILE POMEROL 2012 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU CERTAN DE MAY POMEROL 2007 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU LAFLEUR GAZIN POMEROL 2008 TBC - Coming Soon

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Winemakers Collection From AOC Saint Emilion 

Soils range from clay to gravel and limestone. Premiers grands crus such as Ausone and Cheval Blanc are the equal of the left bank first growths.

Chateau Grand Mayne Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2016 (Offer $98 UP $108) - SOLD OUT

Chateau Grand Mayne Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2017 (Offer $98 UP $108)

Chateau Fleur Cardinale Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2015 (Offer $92 UP $108) - SOLD OUT

Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2016 (Offer $88 UP $98) - SOLD OUT

Chateau Clos Des Jacobins Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2016 (Offer $88 UP $98)

Chateau Grand Pontet Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2017 (Offer $72 UP $78)

Chateau de Pressac Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2018 (Offer $78 UP $88) - SOLD OUT

Château Adaugusta Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2016 $68

Chateau Tour Puyblanquet Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2016 $48 

Chateau Piron AOP Montagne St Emilion 2015 (Offer $36 UP $48)

CHATEAU BEAUSEJOUR BECOT SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU 2015 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU DASSAULT SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU 2014 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU DASSAULT SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU 2016 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU FAUGERES SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU 2014 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU FAUGERES SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU 2015 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU FLEUR CARDINALE Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2012 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU FLEUR CARDINALE Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2014 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU GRAND CORBIN DESPAGNE SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU 2016 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU GRAND MAYNE SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU 2015 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU GRAND MAYNE Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2014 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU GRAND PONTET Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2012 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU GRAND PONTET SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU 2016 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU LA GAFFELIERE SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU 2017 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU LARCIS DUCASSE SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU 2014 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU PAVIE MACQUIN SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU 2012 TBC - Coming Soon

FOLIE DE CHAUVIN SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU 2015 TBC - Coming Soon

LE DIFFERENT DE CH DE FERRAND SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU 2011 TBC - Coming Soon

LES TOURS DE LAROQUE SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU 2016 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU GAZIN POMEROL 2015 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU MAZEYRES POMEROL 2016 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU PETIT VILLAGE POMEROL 2012 TBC - Coming Soon

FLEUR DE CLINET POMEROL 2017 TBC - Coming Soon

SEUIL DE MAZEYRES POMEROL 2015 TBC - Coming Soon

VIRGINIE DE VALANDRAUD SAINT EMILION GRAND CRU 2016 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU LA GAFFELIERE SAINT EMILION GRAND CRU CLASSE 2015 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU LA GAFFELIERE SAINT EMILION GRAND CRU CLASSE 2016 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU LA GAFFELIERE SAINT EMILION GRAND CRU CLASSE 2018 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU GRAND MAYNE SAINT EMILION GRAND CRU CLASSE 2016 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU CLOS DES JACOBINS SAINT EMILION GRAND CRU CLASSE 2016 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU FOMBRAUGE SAINT EMILION GRAND CRU CLASSE 2008 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU GRAND PONTET SAINT EMILION GRAND CRU CLASSE 1989 TBC - Coming Soon

CHATEAU GRAND PONTET SAINT EMILION GRAND CRU CLASSE 2004 TBC - Coming Soon

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