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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 Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan 2010 750ml

Rated 98+ - This is an extraordinary performance once again from the Cathiard family, the proprietors of Smith-Haut-Lafitte. They think the 2010 is...
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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...
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Domaine De Chevalier Pessac Leognan 2008 1.5Ltr

Rated 93 - One of the fabulous sleepers of the vintage and a wine for serious Bordeaux afficionados to consider buying, the 2008 is a blend of 66%...
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Domaine De Chevalier Pessac Leognan 2008 750ml

Rated 93 - One of the fabulous sleepers of the vintage and a wine for serious Bordeaux afficionados to consider buying, the 2008 is a blend of 66%...
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Domaine De Chevalier Pessac Leognan 2010 750ml

Rated 95 - This is one of my all-time favorite wines from Domaine de Chevalier, a silky, rather classic Pessac-Leognan with notes of scorched...
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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...
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Domaine De Chevalier Pessac Leognan 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - Extremely complex with cinnamon, dried fruits and dried flowers. Full body, super-integrated tannins and a silky, polished finish. Very...
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L'esprit De Chevalier Pessac Leognan 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Extremely aromatic and beautiful with chocolate, licorice, violet and berry character. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh...

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.