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Chateau Palmer Margaux 1996 750ml

Rated 93 - Deep garnet colour going a little brick. The nose is very forthcoming with a good intensity of earthy loam and black truffle aromas...
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Chateau Palmer Margaux 1999 750ml

Rated 95 - The 1999 is the greatest Palmer made since 1961, 1966, 1970, 1983, and 1989. It is one of the superstars of the vintage. The wine is a...
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Chateau Palmer Margaux 2001 750ml

Rated 94 - Extremely pretty, with flowers, berries, chocolate and spices. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and ripe, silky tannins; long and...
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Chateau Palmer Margaux 2003 750ml

Rated 90 - Blackberry, licorice and tar follow through to a full-bodied palate, with firm, silky tannins and a medium berry and vanilla aftertaste....
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Chateau Palmer Margaux 2005 750ml

Rated 96 - Very deep, inky purple colour. Aromas of warm blackberries, dark chocolate, violets and black olive with nuances of vanilla, mace and...
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Chateau Palmer Margaux 2006 750ml

Rated 94 - Tasted at the Grand Vin Masterclass in January 2010 Deep garnet-purple colour. Ripe plum, cassia, cardamom and a whiff of musk / animal...
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Chateau Palmer Margaux 2008 750ml

Rated 94 - A stunning success for the vintage, and possibly the Margaux of the year, this wine, which achieved 13.5% natural alcohol, is a blend of...
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Chateau Palmer Margaux 2009 750ml

Rated 97 - One of the all-time great Palmers (along with the 1961, 1966, 1970, 1989, 2000 and 2005), the 2009 Palmer is a blend of 52% Merlot, 41%...
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Chateau Palmer Margaux 2012 750ml

Rated 97 - This is mind-blowing with complex and superb aromas of dried flowers, blackcurrants and raspberries. Full-bodied, yet polished and...
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Chateau Paloumey Haut-Medoc 2010 750ml

Rated 91 - Dark, grippy and very tarry, with lots of pebbly tannins driving underneath the layers of boysenberry, steeped fig and blackberry fruit....
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Chateau Pape Clement Clementin De Pape Clement 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - Black cherry, blackberry, espresso and mineral notes mingle over chewy tannins in this dense red, whose flavor range is compact but...
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Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan 2006 750ml

Rated 95 - The dense purple-colored 2006 boasts an extraordinary perfume of lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, burning embers, and a sensation...
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Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan 2008 750ml

Rated 96 - Not far off the quality of the monumental 2005, Pape Clement's 2008 was cropped at a lowly 30 hectoliters per hectare. The final blend...
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Chateau Pavie Macquin St. Emilion 2006 750ml

Rated 92+ - From a superbly situated on St.-Emilion's plateau, 38-acre vineyard planted on primarily limestone and clay, this 2006 is meant for...
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Chateau Pavie St. Emilion 2010 750ml

Rated 98+ - Painfully powerful, backward and super-concentrated, this 2010 is a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon...

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.