Bordeaux red wines are dry medium to full-bodied wines with hints of earth, leather and notes of cherry and other darker fruits. Bordeaux white wines tend to be acidic and tart, with hints of lemon and kiwi notes. Specific tastes vary from one wine to another.
Bordeaux red wines are usually made from a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec and petite verdot. The soil is mineral rich, which gives the wine earthy, mineral-tasting notes. White Bordeaux wines are typically made from sauvignon blanc and semillon grapes, Bordeaux refers to the region in France, so all wines produced in this region have the Bordeaux name designation.