Log In / Join Now

Wine Spectator School


Course: Bordeaux

Class 3: Beyond the Médoc


THE SOUTHERN LEFT BANK

Class 1 covered the northern section of the Left Bank or the Médoc.

This module highlights the Left Bank's southern section or Graves and its subappellation, Pessac-Léognan.

 

 

GRAVES AND PESSAC-LÉOGNAN

 
Drive down through the city of Bordeaux's southwestern suburbs and you'll quickly find yourself at the northern tip of the Graves AC. More specifically, you'll find yourself in Pessac-Léognan, which is famous for its supple and age-worthy red wines.

The Pessac-Léognan subappellation within Graves was created in 1987. Comprised of 10 communes, including Pessac and Léognan, it is the source of many of the best wines from Graves.

Graves itself includes a total of 43 communes; the better-known are Talence, Martillas, Podensac and Portets.

Continue driving south through...

Ready to enroll?

First, you must register for a membership to WineSpectator.com. Your membership benefits include:
  • FREE enrollment in any course at Wine Spectator School
  • Over 230,000 searchable ratings and tasting notes
  • FREE mobile access so you can research wines wherever you are
  • E-newsletters with advance ratings
  • Editors’ blogs
  • Food and wine matching tool
  • And much more
START NOW!
Log In If You're Already a WineSpectator.com Member


If you have questions about Wine Spectator School, please contact us.

Job Opportunities

Passionate about wine? Wine Spectator's New York office is looking for an assistant tasting coordinator.

Wine Spectator's San Francisco advertising sales office is looking for an organized, efficient advertising assistant/receptionist.

Email Newsletters

Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions
New! Ratings Flash | New! Unfiltered

» View samples
» Or sign up now!
» Manage my newsletter preferences

Classifieds

The marketplace for all your wine needs, including:

Wine Storage | Wine Clubs
Dining & Travel | Wine Auctions
Wine Shops | Wine Accessories

WineRatings+ app: Download now for 300,000+ ratings.