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Chateau Haut Bergey Pessac Leognan Rouge 2008 750ml

Rated 94+ - The earthy, smoky notes intermixed with notions of black fruits and road tar found in this blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40%...
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Chateau Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2008 750ml

Rated 96 - This is profound! 2008 Haut-Brion: The extraordinary 2008 Haut-Brion is a candidate for -wine of the vintage.- Composed of 50% Cabernet...
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Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2008 750ml

Rated 95 - Like a lot of wines in this underrated vintage, the 2008 La Mission was one of the great bargains of recent vintages. Its healthy...
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Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Pessac-Leognan 2008 1.5Ltr

Rated 94 - Another brilliant effort from an estate that has done superb work over the last 10-15 years, the 2008 reveals sweet, exuberant notes of...
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Chateau Pape Clement Clementin De Pape Clement 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - Black cherry, blackberry, espresso and mineral notes mingle over chewy tannins in this dense red, whose flavor range is compact but...
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Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan 2008 750ml

Rated 96 - Not far off the quality of the monumental 2005, Pape Clement's 2008 was cropped at a lowly 30 hectoliters per hectare. The final blend...
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Chateau Pontac Monplaisir Pessac-Leognan 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - A potential sleeper of the vintage, this excellent 2008 offers aromas of tobacco leaf, cedar, and sweet black currants in a...
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Domaine De Chevalier Pessac Leognan 2008 1.5Ltr

Rated 93 - One of the fabulous sleepers of the vintage and a wine for serious Bordeaux afficionados to consider buying, the 2008 is a blend of 66%...

2008 Pessac Leognan 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.