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Chateau Boyd-Cantenac Margaux 2003 750ml

Rated 90 - Aromas of ripe blackberry and hints of toasted oak. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Beautiful and...
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Chateau Boyd-Cantenac Margaux 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - The dense purple-hued 2009 exhibits a beautiful nose of blueberry liqueur, acacia flowers, licorice, graphite and wood smoke. Flowery...
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Chateau Boyd-Cantenac Margaux 2010 750ml

Rated 91-93 - An opaque blue/purple color is accompanied by impressively sweet floral notes intermixed with black currant and blackberry fruit....
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Chateau Branaire Ducru St. Julien 2008 750ml

Rated 93+ - Sweet black raspberry and blueberry fruit intermixed with hints of acacia flowers and crushed rocks always provide Branaire with a...
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Chateau Branaire Ducru St. Julien 2010 750ml

Rated 94 - This wine is more backward than I would have normally expected, but nevertheless, it is very impressive. The 2010 Branaire-Ducru...
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Chateau Branaire Ducru St. Julien 2011 750ml

Rated 91-93 - A top-notch effort from this estate, the 2011 exhibits an exotic perfume of lead pencil shavings, white chocolate, raspberry jam and...
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Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux 2008 750ml

Rated 92 - This stunning, evolved, dark plum/ruby-hued 2008 reveals aromas of forest floor, sweet black and red currants, licorice and roasted...
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Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux 2009 750ml

Rated 95 - A spectacular effort from this estate rivaling their 2005, but more flashy/flamboyant, this dark ruby/purple wine has a strikingly...
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Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux 2010 750ml

Rated 95+ - With a gorgeously evolved, extremely complex bouquet of forest floor, spring flowers, lead pencil shavings and red and black currants,...
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Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - A red with mineral, oyster-shell and currant character. Full body, chewy tannins and a long and muscular finish. Needs two or three...
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Chateau Brown Graves Rouge 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - Fruit-forward aromas turn to spices and warm stones. Full body, with chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Really delicious young wine. Hard...
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Chateau Brown Graves Rouge 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - A big, broad-shouldered wine, the 2012 Brown hits the palate with serious intensity and slightly rough contours that are going to need...
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Chateau Calon Segur St. Estephe 2008 750ml

Rated 93 - Perhaps that explains the elegant, but rich style of the 2008 Calon Segur, which is dominated more than usual by Cabernet Sauvignon....
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Chateau Calon Segur St. Estephe 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - A silky and polished red with currant, walnut and black truffle character. Full body, silky tannins and a fine finish. It reminds me of...
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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...

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.