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Chateau De Fieuzal Pessac Leognan 2011 750ml

Rated 89-92 - Fully saturated purple-ruby. Grapey, showy, superripe aromas of smoky plum, quinine and aromatic herbs. Sweet and creamy on the...
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Chateau Haut Bailly Pessac Leognan 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - Wow. Wonderfully aromatic nose of currants, blackberries and lilacs. Full body but refined and beautiful. The quality of the tannins is...
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Chateau Lespault Martillac Pessac Leognan 2011 750ml

Rated 91 - A beautiful wine already with currants, citrus and nutmeg character. Full body with silky tannins that are beautifully integrated into...
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Domaine De Chevalier Pessac Leognan 2011 750ml

Rated 94 - A spectacular effort, especially for this challenging vintage, Olivier Bernard's 2011 Domaine de Chevalier boasts a dense ruby/purple...

2011 Graves 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.