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Chateau Du Tertre Margaux 1996 750ml

Rated 88-90 - A sleeper, Du Tertre's 1996 exhibits a black ruby/purple color, a sweet black fruit-scented nose, medium to full body,...
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Chateau Haut Batailley Pauillac 1996 750ml

Rated 91 - While this may be the most impressive Haut-Batailley I have ever tasted, I am reluctant to go out on a limb and give this wine a higher...
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Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 1996 750ml

Rated 92 - This impressive wine is a classic. Although backward, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to abundant black currant fruit...
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Chateau Monbousquet St. Emilion Rouge 1996 750ml

Rated 90 - I extend my congratulations and accolades to the relatively young new proprietor of Monbousquet, Gerard Perse. With his acquisition of...
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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 Troplong Mondot St. Emilion 1996 750ml

Rated 87-90 - Good red-ruby color. More expressive aromas of cassis, black raspberry, sweet butter, mint and smoky oak. Fairly dense and pungent in...

1996 750ml Red Bordeaux

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.