Wine: Marvellous Médoc

Saint-Émilion may get all the plaudits, but the Médoc has distinct charms all of its own, writes Tomás Clancy.

7th September, 2013
Château Lafite Rothschild in Pauillac, Bordeaux. Photo: Getty

One of the most widespread problems for almost every Bordeaux wine appellation, region or village is how to compete with Saint-Émilion. It is so beautiful, so ancient and so well serviced by transport that it acts like a giant magnet, dragging in not just the casual tourist, but the hardened wine lover and seemingly every picture editor in north America and Asia.

It is easy to appreciate why. It is a honey-coloured village...

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