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Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2005 750ml

Rated 90 - Cantemerle's new proprietors believe in producing delicate, beautifully wrought, finesse-styled wines that require some introspection....
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Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - As I indicated last year, quality has improved dramatically at this estate, and the 2006 is a quintessentially elegant Bordeaux...
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Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2008 750ml

Rated 91 - New owners have done a wonderful job at Cantemerle, and while the 2008 may not be quite as terrific as the 2005, it is an elegant,...
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Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - A quintessentially elegant style of Bordeaux, the opaque ruby/purple-tinged 2010 Cantemerle possesses elegant floral notes intermixed...
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Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2011 750ml

Rated 88-90 - This is a traditional, authentic example of Cantemerle's vineyard as well as its general winemaking style. Elegant and mid-weight...
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Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - This red shows some cassis, blueberries and floral notes on the nose. Some tar, too. Medium to full body, juicy tannins and a fruity...
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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 Cantenac Brown Margaux 2010 750ml

Rated 92-94+ - One of the finest Cantenac Browns made in the last half century, the 2010 may be even more impressive than the 2009. Sweet, fat...

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.