Saturday June 6, 2020

Tomás Clancy on wine: Bordeaux’s Kildare connection

The tale of AC Saint-Julien is the most illustrious strand of the Irish wine story in France

15th September, 2019
Château Léoville Barton: the estate is still the benchmark for brilliant wine in Saint-Julien

The most famous wine appellation in Bordeaux is the river port of Pauillac, home to three of the wine world’s greatest first-classed growths: Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Mouton-Rothschild and Château Latour.

We Irish wine lovers shoehorn ourselves into the great Pauillac story by quickly mentioning Château Lynch-Bages, founded by the Galwegian Lynch family back in the early 18th century.

However, the most illustrious part of the...

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