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Chateau Senejac Haut Medoc 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - Alfred Tesseron and his winemaking team from Pontet-Canet began overseeing this property with the 2008 vintage. The result is an obvious...
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Chateau Senilhac Haut Medoc 2009 750ml

Rated 90 - A wine that is just getting into its stride, this has ripe black fruits under its firm-yet-sweet tannins. The combination means the wine...
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Chateau Siran Margaux 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - There's a beautiful core of fruit in this wine with dark chocolate, currant and berry character. Full and velvety, with fresh acidity...
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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan 2010 750ml

Rated 98+ - This is an extraordinary performance once again from the Cathiard family, the proprietors of Smith-Haut-Lafitte. They think the 2010 is...
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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan 2012 750ml

Rated 95 - The opaque bluish-purple 2012 Smith Haut Lafite offers up notes of licorice, graphite, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a medium to...
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Chateau Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc 2009 750ml

Rated 90 - This uncompromising property has turned out a backward, forbiddingly tannic wine that, even in this very opulent and flamboyant vintage,...
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Chateau Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc 2010 750ml

Rated 91-93 - The classic 2010 displays everything one expects from this over-achieving Haut-Medoc. A dense purple color is followed by aromas of...
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Chateau Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc 2011 750ml

Rated 90-93 - The 2011 may turn out to be even better than the 2009 Sociando Maillet. Its opaque purple color is not unusual for a young Sociando...
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Chateau Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Once again proprietor Jean Gautreau has hit pay dirt with a beautiful blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc....

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.