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Max Bordeaux

14 Cours de l'Intendance, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 57 29 23 81
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Nice and very informative!

We tried wines we could never afford otherwise! Very interesting and friendly place. Staff was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edgar P
via mobile
Fun and informative

A detailed small workshop, our tutor was knowledgeable and she answered our possibly unusual... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Patrick L
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THE CONCEPT : "Grand Crus "a la carte" tastings for all!" A mysterious hallway that opens up into an immense modern art deco room, strange machines made of stainless steel, a tall ceiling where, hung by their feet, hundreds of wine glasses seemingly float, suspended in mid-air... Welcome to Max Bordeaux and its magical concept that opens wines such as Latour, Margaux, Haut-Brion, Cheval Blanc, Mouton Rothschild and Yquem to everyone! The establishment, created by Henning Thoresen, a Norwegian wine merchant from Oslo who had always wanted to make the Grand Cru Classe wines accessible "by the glass," opened its doors to the public in October 2009. "You wouldn't buy a car before test driving it, justifies manager Laetitia Jiminez, so before buying a Grand Cru, you will want to have tasted it first." An innovative concept paired alongside an educational approach: each wine is presented with the history of the chateau, the winemaking techniques and the tasting notes. Every Tuesday night, wine tasting workshops are organized with a sommelier that explains the history of the Grand Cru Classe wines with a comparative tasting between differing appellations. "And once a month, we organize soiree chateau where a winery proprietor comes to give a presentation and tasting of his wines." The "fun" option on the menu, as it were, is equally seductive: you credit a tasting card* that is given to you upon arrival to the gallery with your desired amount. Each time you taste a new wine the corresponding amount is debited based on the size of tasting you choose (25, 50, or 75 mL).
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14 Cours de l'Intendance, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 57 29 23 81
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried wines we could never afford otherwise! Very interesting and friendly place. Staff was very helpful.

1  Thank Edgar P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A detailed small workshop, our tutor was knowledgeable and she answered our possibly unusual questions with aplomb ( mainly about barrels and ageing). The reds were different and the oldest like drinking heaven. The sweet white my wife would drink forever, tho not to my...More

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Tons of organic wines You buy a wine card and can sample something like 200 wines ranging in price from $1 a glass to $20 or higher. We bought a bottle of rose from Bordeaux for $15 euro and drank it in the comfort of...More

Thank sam a
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I visited here on the weekend while visiting my Brother in Bordeaux. This is something i've always wanted to do. As a wine lover myself I found all of the knowledge very interesting, I came away feeling well informed and quite professional (haha). You get...More

1  Thank Kate W
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We went in for a tasting here and had a very nice chap that gave us a tour. The concept is so clever you can try wines of all different prices and styles, where else can you try incredibly expensive wine for a fraction of...More

Thank sandyyates47
Reviewed 30 October 2016

What a wonderful way to taste a range of superb Bordeaux wines affordably. Four of us spent 3 hours at Max Bordeaux and it seemed like 5 minutes. The workshop regarding describing aromas and bouquets of wine was instructive (I ended up buying the red...More

1  Thank SouthPerthAustralia
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

A great place to try numerous wines on the Enomatic machines. Essentially you prepay a card then take the card and place it in one of the machines. Each machine has six or eight bottles of wine in it and the price is clearly shown....More

Thank Mac Q
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Making formerly elitist wines accessible to everyone with tastings, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Tried a 1997 Margaux - delicious.

Thank DonkeyBollix
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We signed up for a "workshop" to include wine tasting at Max Bordeaux. This consisted of a lecture (lasting about 1.5 hours) describing the Bordeaux wine producing region/types of wine etc etc. We were hoping to taste some wines - but were given only 3...More

1  Thank Merqury
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Many places in France offer a wine-tasting - either free or paid - but it's difficult to find one that doesn't a) assume you know more than you do, and b) expect you to purchase a case (not a bottle!) at the end of it....More

Thank mad_rich
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