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Chateau Cantenac Brown Margaux 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - This is perfumy and very pure, with lovely lilac and blackberry aromas followed by plum, cassis and black cherry fruit. The supple...
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Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac-Leognan Rouge 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - A very complex wine from the Perrin family, the 2012 Carbonnieux has dense ruby/purple color, notes of grilled meats, blackcurrants,...
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Chateau Charmail Haut Medoc 2010 750ml

Rated 90 - This is a terrific wine from another estate that has a consistent record of excellence for close to two decades. The blend in 2010 is...

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.