Great Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon: Bordeaux
Still the benchmark for quality
Issue: May 15, 2007
Bordeaux is the world's benchmark for Cabernet Sauvignon. Though the region's wines are never 100 percent Cabernet, the grape dominates in Left Bank blends. Its reputation rests on wines from Médoc subregions and rises to glory in the appellations of Margaux, St.-Julien, St.-Estèphe and especially Pauillac.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 12, 2007.