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Chateau Canon St. Emilion 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - This elegant, deep ruby/purple-tinged 2006 offers copious quantities of sweet mocha, black cherry, and black currant fruit as well as a...
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Chateau Faugeres St. Emilion Grand Cru 2006 1.5Ltr

Rated 92 - Wonderful blueberry and dried flowers with hints of new wood. Some sandalwood. Full body with ultra-fine tannins and a beautiful finish....
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Chateau Figeac St. Emilion 2006 750ml

Rated 91 - Blackberry, blueberry and plum aromas, with hints of sweet tobacco. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a mineral, currant and licorice...
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Chateau Larcis Ducasse St. Emilion 2006 750ml

Rated 91 - Since 2002, this great terroir has been fully exploited by the dynamic duo of Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt. Following the...
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Chateau Pavie Macquin St. Emilion 2006 750ml

Rated 92+ - From a superbly situated on St.-Emilion's plateau, 38-acre vineyard planted on primarily limestone and clay, this 2006 is meant for...
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Chateau Teyssier Le Dome 2006 750ml

Rated 94 - The brilliant 2006 Le Dome (94) offers plenty of cassis and camphor as well as a terrific texture and that almost surreal lightness that...
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Chateau Teyssier Les Asteries 2006 750ml

Rated 93+ - It was not included in my February report on the bottled 2006s, but the 2006 Les Asteries, which I rated 93+, is a backward,...
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Chateau Troplong Mondot St. Emilion 2006 750ml

Rated 93 - It could be easy, after tasting the monumental 2005, to dismiss the 2006 Troplong Mondot, but don't be so foolish. Proprietress...
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Clos Fourtet St. Emilion 2006 750ml

Rated 90-93 - Clos Fourtet has produced a succession of brilliant wines since 2003. While the 2006 may not equal the prodigious 2005, it possesses...

2006 Red Bordeaux Saint Emilion

There are few regions in the world with stricter regulations in regards to wine production and grape varietals than those found in Bordeaux, France. Here, in the home of the world's finest wines, the type and quality of grapes used is of utmost importance, and the legendary wineries which work on the banks of the Gironde river have mastered the careful art of juice blending to find the perfect balance for their produce. Whilst there are six 'official' Bordeaux grapes, the two key varietals for almost every fine Bordeaux wine are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and with good reason. Whilst Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are renowned for their acidity and astringency, strong fruit and spice flavors and full body, Merlot grapes are notably rounded, soft, fleshy and lighter on tannin. The combination of these two varietals, along with a small percentage of (commonly) Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc, is the perfect balancing act – the two grape varietals cancel out each others weaker points, and accentuate all that is good about the other.
The beautiful sub-region of Saint Emilion in France's legendary Bordeaux region is regarded as the home of many of the world's finest red wines. The blending techniques employed in Saint Emilion have been passed down for generations, and aim to express the very finest flavors of the grape varietals used, most commonly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The climatic conditions in Saint Emilion are perfect for growing many of the Bordeaux grapes, and high yields of exceptional quality are commonplace. Fed by the mighty Gironde river and benefiting from superb clay and gravel based soils, Saint Emilion produces millions of bottles of high quality blended and unblended red wines each year, and continues to be a firm favorite of wine experts and the general public alike.