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Chateau Phelan Segur St. Estephe 2003 750ml

Rated 91 - Subtle yet rich aromas of currant, spice and smoke follow through to a full-bodied palate, with chewy tannins and a long, flavorful...
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Chateau Phelan Segur St. Estephe 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - Black-red colour, smoky, typical slightly gamey Phelan nose, but this time much more fruit than game, fragrant and sappy, very fine...
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Chateau Phelan Segur St. Estephe 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - A sleeper of the vintage, the 2008 is the finest Phelan-Segur since the 1990. It possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as loads of...
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Chateau Phelan Segur St. Estephe 2010 750ml

Rated 90-93 - Fleshy and inviting, with bittersweet cocoa, roasted tobacco, black currant preserve and warm fig sauce notes all defined and...
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Chateau Phelan Segur St. Estephe 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Lots of violet, sandalwood, currant and tar character. Subtle and pretty. Full body, fine tannins and a balanced and fresh finish....
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Chateau Pibran Pauillac 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - Pure and racy, with a winey streak of black currant and fig fruit framed by roasted tobacco and espresso notes. The iron edge cuts in...
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Chateau Pichon Baron Pauillac 2009 750ml

Rated 98 - Revealing incredible quality and performing better than it did from barrel, the 2009 appears to be the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron...
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Chateau Pichon Baron Pauillac 2010 750ml

Rated 97+ - Administrator Christian Seeley thinks the 2010 is the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron he has ever made, equaling some of the estate's...
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Chateau Pichon Baron Pauillac 2011 750ml

Rated 91-93 - (a blend of 82% cabernet sauvignon and 18% merlot; 80% new oak; a 50% selection for the grand vin; cropped at 30 hectoliters per...
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Chateau Pichon Baron Pauillac 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - A pretty core of ripe-berry, currant and mineral character to this red with a full body, silky tannins and a fresh finish to add. Creamy...
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Chateau Pichon Lalande Pauillac 2005 750ml

Rated 93 - Beautiful currant, berry and licorice aromas follow through to a full body, with tar and berry character, fine tannins and a long...
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Chateau Pichon Lalande Pauillac 2006 750ml

Rated 95 - The 2006 Pichon Lalande, which blows away the 2005, represents a return to the velvety-textured, rich, sexy style most readers would...
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Chateau Pichon Lalande Pauillac 2008 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2008 is a beauty in the style of the 1988. Although not performing as well as I predicted last year, it is unquestionably an...
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Chateau Pichon Lalande Pauillac 2010 750ml

Rated 95+ - The 2010 Pichon Lalande is performing extremely well and at the top of the range I predicted several years ago. A final blend dominated...
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Chateau Pichon Lalande Pauillac 2011 750ml

Rated 92-94 - Only 40% of the crop made it into the grand vin, which achieved 12.95% natural alcohol. The final blend for the 2011 Pichon Lalande...
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Chateau Pichon Lalande Pauillac 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Wonderful nose of wet earth, mushrooms and berries. Full to medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Sleek and polished. Needs two...
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Chateau Picque Caillou Pessac-Leognan 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - There's an earth, stone and dried fruit character to this with a mushroom undertone. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh...
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Chateau Pontac Monplaisir Pessac-Leognan 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - A potential sleeper of the vintage, this excellent 2008 offers aromas of tobacco leaf, cedar, and sweet black currants in a...

Red Bordeaux Blends

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc make up the red grape "trio" of Bordeaux. Petit Verdot and Malbec grape varieties are also used in lesser proportions. As soon as the grapes are harvested, the juice ferments with the grape skins; this gives the wine its color and tannins. After several weeks in vats (or barrels), wines made from different grape varieties are blended. The wine is then aged in vats or oak barrels for months or even years.

Bordeaux red wines should ideally be served at 61°-65°F. Given their good balance of alcohol, tannin and acidity, these wines are perfect to enjoy with all kinds of food: Medoc and Graves pair well with red meats and roasts; Saint-Emilion, Pomerol and Fronsac wines pair well with white meats, poultry, game and even fish; Bordeaux, Bordeaux Superieur and Cotes de Bordeaux wines are ideal matches for grilled meats, pasta and even more exotic "fusion" dishes.