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Alter Ego De Palmer Margaux 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - The second wine, the outstanding 2008 Alter Ego de Palmer, a blend of 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, is one of the finest...
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Alter Ego De Palmer Margaux 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - Offers a tarry frame melded to a core of plum sauce, tobacco and dark currant preserves. Fleshy and broad, with a good charcoal spine...
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Baron Philippe De Rothschild Mouton Cadet Rouge 1.5Ltr

Mouton Cadet is the most requested and popular Bordeaux wine in the world. Smooth, medium bodied, with an elegant bouquet, this red wine is a...
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Baron Philippe De Rothschild Mouton Cadet Rouge 750ml

Mouton Cadet is the most requested and popular Bordeaux wine in the world. Smooth, medium bodied, with an elegant bouquet, this red wine is a...
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Cap De Faugeres Cotes De Castillon 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2009 is possibly the best Cap de Faugeres yet made, a sleeper of the vintage, and a realistically priced one at that. A blend of 85%...
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Cap De Faugeres Cotes De Castillon 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - Elegant nose with loads of dark fruit, licorice and crushed chalk. Full-bodied and wonderfully textured on the palate with well-dosed...
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Cap De Faugeres Cotes De Castillon 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Spice, blueberry and fresh herb aromas follow through to a full body, tangy fruit, fine tannins and a crisp finish. Drink or hold. -...
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Chateau Arnauld Haut-Medoc 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Impressive richness and concentration for the vintage with dark berry, currant and mineral character. Medium to full body, firm tannins...

France Red Bordeaux

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.
There are few regions in the world with stricter regulations in regards to wine production and grape varietals than those found in Bordeaux, France. Here, in the home of the world's finest wines, the type and quality of grapes used is of utmost importance, and the legendary wineries which work on the banks of the Gironde river have mastered the careful art of juice blending to find the perfect balance for their produce. Whilst there are six 'official' Bordeaux grapes, the two key varietals for almost every fine Bordeaux wine are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and with good reason. Whilst Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are renowned for their acidity and astringency, strong fruit and spice flavors and full body, Merlot grapes are notably rounded, soft, fleshy and lighter on tannin. The combination of these two varietals, along with a small percentage of (commonly) Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc, is the perfect balancing act – the two grape varietals cancel out each others weaker points, and accentuate all that is good about the other.