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Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Pessac-Leognan 2009 750ml

Rated 92+ - Probably the best wine that has come from this estate, along with their 2005, the final blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and...
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Chateau Meyney St. Estephe 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - I clearly underrated this wine from barrel. The finest wine made at this estate since 1982, this opaque black wine is a sleeper of the...
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Chateau Nenin Pomerol 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - This is a noticeably grippier style, showing a chunky edge to the bittersweet cocoa and charcoal notes which support the core of dark...
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Chateau Palmer Margaux 2009 750ml

Rated 97 - One of the all-time great Palmers (along with the 1961, 1966, 1970, 1989, 2000 and 2005), the 2009 Palmer is a blend of 52% Merlot, 41%...
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Chateau Paloumey Haut-Medoc 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - Gorgeous black currant on the nose, with tar and lead pencil. Pauillac-like. Full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long...
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Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan 2009 750ml

Rated 95 - Although the 2009 Pape Clement may not be as sublime as the 2005 or 2000, but it is very close to those two efforts, and it will be...
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Chateau Pavie St. Emilion 2009 750ml

Rated 100 - Bottled the week before I arrived, the 2009 Pavie appears to have barely budged since I tasted it two years ago. Many experts consider...
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Chateau Pibran Pauillac 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - Pure and racy, with a winey streak of black currant and fig fruit framed by roasted tobacco and espresso notes. The iron edge cuts in...
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Chateau Pichon Baron Pauillac 2009 750ml

Rated 98 - Revealing incredible quality and performing better than it did from barrel, the 2009 appears to be the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron...
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Chateau Prieure Lichine Margaux 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - The soft, sexy 2009 exhibits a dense plum/purple color along with a big, sweet bouquet of raspberries, black cherries, black currants,...
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Chateau Rauzan Segla Margaux 2009 750ml

Rated 97 - Gorgeous nose of raspberries and blueberries. Hints of chocolate and oak. Full bodied, but compacted and very racy. Lovely fruit with...
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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan 2009 750ml

Rated 100 - The finest wine ever made by proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard, the 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte exhibits an opaque blue/purple color...
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Chateau Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc 2009 750ml

Rated 90 - This uncompromising property has turned out a backward, forbiddingly tannic wine that, even in this very opulent and flamboyant vintage,...
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Chateau Talbot St. Julien 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - Extremely sexy, soft, supple and opulent, with notes of cedar, herbs, incense and black currant fruit, this is a full-bodied, generously...
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Chateau Tronquoy Lalande Saint Estephe 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - Big and massive wine for this appellation. Some may say too much but loads of fruit underneath. Full and chewy. Needs two to three years...

2009 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.