Author(s): Stephen Brook
The wines of Bordeaux are universally recognized as being among the finest in the world and in this fully revised and updated edition of his classic text, renowned wine expert Stephen Brook provides an unrivalled survey of the region and its wines. The Complete Bordeaux offers detailed information on the many communes and appellations of Bordeaux as well as descriptions and assessments of all its major properties. As well as incisive portraits of the leading properties and their produce, Stephen Brook provides a detailed look at Bordeaux's lesser-known areas and chateaux. There is also an invaluable vintage guide to the last four decades. Encapsulating an incredible 13,000 wineries throughout 54 appellations, it includes a thorough explanation of Bordeaux's history, terroir, and winemaking styles.
Stephen Brook is a leading writer on wine and gastronomy. His previous books include Sauternes, The Wines of Germany and The Wines of California, which won the Prix Lanson, Glenfiddich and Veuve Clicquot awards. He is also the author of Pauillac and Bordeaux: People, Power and Politics, which won the Veuve Clicquot and ICP awards. He also revised the lastest edition of Hugh Johnson's Wine Companion in 2009.
MAPS The Bordeaux Region The Left Bank The Medoc and the Haut Medoc Margaux St-Julien Pauillac and St-Estephe Pessac-Leognan The Southern Graves St-Emilion Pomerol Satellites of St-Emilion and Cutes de Castillon Fronsac Cutes de Blaye and Bourg Between the Rivers Sauternes ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 1855 CLASSIFICATION INTRODUCTION The Rise of Bordeaux The Land Wine and Style THE LEFT BANK: THE MEDOC The Medoc The Haut-Medoc Moulis and Listrac Margaux Part I Margaux Part II St-Julien Pauillac Part I Pauillac Part II St-Estephe THE LEFT BANK: THE GRAVES Pessac-Leognan Part I Pessac-Leognan Part II The Southern Graves THE RIGHT BANK Introduction THE RIGHT BANK: ST-EMILION St-Emilion Part I St-Emilion Part II St-Emilion Part III St-Emilion Part IV THE RIGHT BANK: POMEROL Pomerol Part I Pomerol Part II The Satellites of Pomerol and St-Emilion OTHER REGIONS OF BORDEAUX Cutes de Castillon and Cutes de Francs Fronsac and Canon-Fronsac Cutes de Blaye & Cutes de Bourg Between the Rivers SWEET WINES Sauternes and How it is Made Sauternes Part I Sauternes Part II The Other Sweet Wines of Bordeaux APPENDICES Bordeaux Vintages Classifications Glossary and Bibliography Index