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Chateau Barde Haut St Emilion 2008 750ml

Rated 93 - This is a step up. Ripe and polished, with lots of blackberry, plum sauce and melted black licorice notes that are carried by dense but...
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Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot St. Emilion 2008 750ml

Rated 92 - Bright ruby-red. Blackberry, lavender and oak-driven cola, mocha and spices on the nose and palate. Lush, round and mouthfilling, with...
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Chateau Canon St. Emilion 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - Although reserved and shut down following bottling, the 2008 exhibits a dense plum/ruby/purple color, abundant tannin, an unmistakable...
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Chateau Faugeres St. Emilion Grand Cru 2008 1.5Ltr

Rated 91 - Very perfumed aromas of Cabernet Franc, with dark fruits and dark chocolate. Minerals too. Full body, with chewy tannins and a fresh,...
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Chateau Faugeres St. Emilion Grand Cru 2008 750ml

Rated 91 - The introductory offering, the 2008 Faugeres, is a very good value among top-flight St.-Emilions. Possessing 13.5% natural alcohol, it...
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Chateau Fonroque St. Emilion 2008 750ml

Rated 92 - A late harvest (between September 29 and October 15) at this biodynamically farmed vineyard owned by Alain Moueix resulted in a dark...
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Chateau Grand Corbin D'espagne St. Emilion 2008 750ml

Rated 91+ - This big, powerful, concentrated, full-bodied St.-Emilion exhibits an opaque purple color in addition to sweet aromas of black...
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Chateau Grand Mayne St. Emilion 2008 750ml

Rated 91 - A sleeper of the vintage, this impressive, full-bodied, surprisingly concentrated 2008 offers an opaque ruby/purple color as well as a...
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Chateau Grand Pontet St. Emilion 2008 750ml

Rated 92 - From a 35-acre vineyard owned by Sylvie Pourquet, this 2008 was produced from yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare. A blend of 70%...
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Chateau La Dominique St. Emilion 2008 750ml

Rated 93 - One of La Dominique's best efforts over recent years, their opaque purple-hued 2008 reveals copious quantities of sweet blueberry and...
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Chateau Monbousquet St. Emilion Rouge 2008 750ml

Rated 94 - Like many of the Chantal and Gerard Perse wines, the 2008 Monbousquet is blacker than a moonless night. Like the other wines in the...
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Clos De L'oratoire St Emilion 2008 750ml

Rated 91 - Although yields were a low 29 hectoliters per hectare, and the final blend was 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, this 2008 does not...

2008 Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Saint Emilion

There are few wine regions in the world with a reputation as glowing and well established as that of the Bordeaux, in France. Situated mainly around the Dordogne and Gironde rivers, Bordeaux makes the most of its humid climate and rich, clay and gravel based soils to grow some of the finest examples of red and white grape varietals on earth. Wineries in this region have been in operation for hundreds of years, and have carefully developed the expertise required for the production of carefully balanced and utterly delicious blended red and white wines, alongside some exceptional single variety bottles. Many of the chateaux found in Bordeaux have become household names, due to their prestige and the excellence of their products, grown with love and dedication by heritage wineries in this beautiful and special region.
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.