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Chateau Arnauld Haut-Medoc 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Impressive richness and concentration for the vintage with dark berry, currant and mineral character. Medium to full body, firm tannins...
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Chateau Cambon La Pelouse Haut-Medoc 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2012 Cambon La Pelouse is absolutely gorgeous. Far from an easygoing 2012, the Cambon La Pelouse is going to need at least a year or...
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Chateau Camensac Haut Medoc 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Beautiful aromas and flavors of juicy red cherries, red plums and creamy notes. Full body, fresh acidity, refined yet firm tannins and a...
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Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2005 750ml

Rated 90 - Cantemerle's new proprietors believe in producing delicate, beautifully wrought, finesse-styled wines that require some introspection....
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Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - As I indicated last year, quality has improved dramatically at this estate, and the 2006 is a quintessentially elegant Bordeaux...
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Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2008 750ml

Rated 91 - New owners have done a wonderful job at Cantemerle, and while the 2008 may not be quite as terrific as the 2005, it is an elegant,...
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Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - A quintessentially elegant style of Bordeaux, the opaque ruby/purple-tinged 2010 Cantemerle possesses elegant floral notes intermixed...
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Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2011 750ml

Rated 88-90 - This is a traditional, authentic example of Cantemerle's vineyard as well as its general winemaking style. Elegant and mid-weight...
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Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - This red shows some cassis, blueberries and floral notes on the nose. Some tar, too. Medium to full body, juicy tannins and a fruity...
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Chateau Cantemerle Les Allees De Cantemerle 2005 375ml

Rated 90 - I love the soft and fine tannins in this red, with chocolate and berry character in the nose and palate. Lovely fruit and bright finish;...
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Chateau Cantemerle Les Allees De Cantemerle 2009 375ml

Rated 90 - Soft and pretty now with currants, mineral and stone character. Medium to full body, rough tannins. Drink now. - Suckling.
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Chateau Cantemerle Les Allees De Cantemerle 2009 750ml

Rated 90 - Soft and pretty now with currants, mineral and stone character. Medium to full body, rough tannins. Drink now. - Suckling.

Haut Medoc 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.