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Chateau Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 1998 750ml

Rated 97 - Dark color, with decadent aromas of truffles, meat, ripe berries and tobacco. Turns to sweet, crushed berries. Full-bodied, with very...
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Chateau Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2004 750ml

Rated 95 - Wonderful aromas of dried flowers, currant, berries and mineral. Full-bodied, yet reserved and refined. Lovely texture, with a pure silk...
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Chateau Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2008 750ml

Rated 96 - This is profound! 2008 Haut-Brion: The extraordinary 2008 Haut-Brion is a candidate for -wine of the vintage.- Composed of 50% Cabernet...
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Chateau Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2009 750ml

Rated 100 - What a blockbuster effort! Atypically powerful, one day, the 2009 Haut-Brion may be considered to be the 21st century version of the...
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Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2002 750ml

Rated 91 - Bright aromas of blackberries, cherries, currants and toasted oak follow through to a full-bodied palate, with chewy tannins. Long and...
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Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2003 750ml

Rated 94 - Aromas of blackberry, tobacco and hints of oak. Full-bodied, with lots of silky and round tannins and a long finish. Lots going on here....
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Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2008 750ml

Rated 95 - Like a lot of wines in this underrated vintage, the 2008 La Mission was one of the great bargains of recent vintages. Its healthy...
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Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion Pessac Leognan Rouge 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - A sensational wine from this Pessac-Leognan estate, the 2009 possesses notes of charcoal, graphite, roasted herbs, truffles, spice box,...
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Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion Pessac Leognan Rouge 2012 750ml

Rated 89-91 - A sleeper of the vintage, this 2012 offers up scents of smoked meats, charcuterie, balsam wood, black currants and unsmoked cigar...

Pessac Leognan 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.