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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 Phelan Segur St. Estephe 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - Black-red colour, smoky, typical slightly gamey Phelan nose, but this time much more fruit than game, fragrant and sappy, very fine...
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Chateau Pichon Lalande Pauillac 2006 750ml

Rated 95 - The 2006 Pichon Lalande, which blows away the 2005, represents a return to the velvety-textured, rich, sexy style most readers would...
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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...
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Domaine De Chevalier Pessac Leognan 2006 750ml

Rated 92 - The brilliant St.-Emilion-based consultant, Stephane Derenoncourt, is working his magic at this great vineyard in Leognan. The 2006, a...

2006 Red Bordeaux

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.