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Chateau Senejac Haut Medoc 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - Alfred Tesseron and his winemaking team from Pontet-Canet began overseeing this property with the 2008 vintage. The result is an obvious...
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Chateau Senilhac Haut Medoc 2009 750ml

Rated 90 - A wine that is just getting into its stride, this has ripe black fruits under its firm-yet-sweet tannins. The combination means the wine...
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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 Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc 2010 750ml

Rated 91-93 - The classic 2010 displays everything one expects from this over-achieving Haut-Medoc. A dense purple color is followed by aromas of...
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Chateau Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc 2011 750ml

Rated 90-93 - The 2011 may turn out to be even better than the 2009 Sociando Maillet. Its opaque purple color is not unusual for a young Sociando...
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Chateau Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Once again proprietor Jean Gautreau has hit pay dirt with a beautiful blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc....

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.