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Chateau La Vieille Cure Fronsac 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - Over the last decade, one of the finest Fronsacs to emerge in nearly every vintage has been La Vieille Cure. The deep ruby/purple-tinged...
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Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien 2008 750ml

Rated 91 - This dense red exhibits a tangy damson plum note that leads the way for iron and lilting black tea flavors, all followed by darker...
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Chateau Lascombes Margaux 2008 750ml

Rated 94 - Sweet plum, black cherry, and cassis notes intermixed with floral, licorice, spice box, and forest floor scents result in a complex set...
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Chateau Leoville Poyferre St. Julien 2008 750ml

Rated 94 - This powerful, dense, full-bodied 2008 is still backward and unevolved, but it possesses a dense purple color as well as sweet aromas of...
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Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac 2008 750ml

Rated 93+ - This strong effort from Lynch Bages may turn out to be the finest wine produced here since the 2000. It is a backward, powerful, opaque...
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Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Pessac-Leognan 2008 1.5Ltr

Rated 94 - Another brilliant effort from an estate that has done superb work over the last 10-15 years, the 2008 reveals sweet, exuberant notes of...
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Chateau Malescot Saint Exupery Margaux 2008 750ml

Rated 93 - One of the most supple and silky-textured offerings from Margaux, the 2008 displays a burgeoning complexity of leafy tobacco and...
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Chateau Meyney St. Estephe 2008 750ml

Rated 91 - The finest Meyney since the fabulous efforts produced in the late seventies and early eighties, it is good to see this estate, which has...
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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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Chateau Montrose St. Estephe 2008 750ml

Rated 95 - One of the superstars of the vintage, this classic Montrose is not as showy or opulent as the 2010, 2009 or 2003, but it offers a dense...
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Chateau Moulin Haut-Laroque Fronsac 2008 750ml

Rated 91 - This dense red has a core of dark plum and currant fruit, but also racy and vibrant, with the dark fruit split by snappy olive, tobacco...
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Chateau Nenin Pomerol 2008 750ml

Rated 93 - A strong effort from owner Jean-Hubert Delon, the 2008 Nenin is a blend of 81% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc cropped at 34 hectoliters...
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Chateau Palmer Margaux 2008 750ml

Rated 94 - A stunning success for the vintage, and possibly the Margaux of the year, this wine, which achieved 13.5% natural alcohol, is a blend of...
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Chateau Pape Clement Clementin De Pape Clement 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - Black cherry, blackberry, espresso and mineral notes mingle over chewy tannins in this dense red, whose flavor range is compact but...
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Chateau Phelan Segur St. Estephe 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - A sleeper of the vintage, the 2008 is the finest Phelan-Segur since the 1990. It possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as loads of...

2008 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.