As the world turns towards low intervention, respectful winemaking, has there ever been a better moment for the relaunch of the Cru Artisan du Médoc label? The name alone suggests honest, small-scale, hand-crafted wines, something that the Médoc is surely in need of – especially with Cru Bourgeois reintroducing its three-level hierarchy and so leaving the stage wide open for a simple one-size-fits-all grouping of estates from this most iconic of winemaking peninsulas.
Since 2016, one of its outer bunkers has been transformed into Moon Harbour whisky distillery (they spell it the Scottish way) opened by Jean-Philippe Ballanger and Yves Medina. This is whisky with a Bordeaux twist, using locally-grown corn and barley from the Gironde, copper stills made locally by Stupfler, and with the resulting whisky matured in barrels handed on from the best local wine châteaux. (Tours on Tuesday to Saturday at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 4.30 p.m. and 6pm.)
Bordeaux is slap-bang in southwest France, three hours from the Basque country and the Spanish border, with its spicy Esplette peppers, Brébis cheese, and salted anchovies. It’s an hour from the Dordogne, land of black truffles and glistening foie gras, and two hours from Toulouse, with its cassoulet and abundance of sunshine-fed fruits. You can enjoy all of this in Bordeaux, often straight from the producers who head over to Bordeaux’s central Capucins market when their produce is in season.
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