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Chateau Bellevue St Emilion 2010 750ml

Rated 94 - From a fabulous location on the south/southwest slope near such notable estates as the two Beausejours and Angelus, this 15-acre...
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Chateau Beychevelle St Julien 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - Red-ruby. Perfumed aromas of redcurrant, licorice, chocolate, flowers and baking spices. Classic taut claret, showing insidious...
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Chateau Beychevelle St Julien 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - The finest Beychevelle since the 2003 and probably since the 1982, Beychevelle's 2009 is opaque purple in color, with a beautiful,...
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Chateau Bonalgue Pomerol 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - Ripe fruity nose with plums, blueberries, tobacco and aniseed. Some vanilla, chocolate and leather. Pure fruit on the palate with...
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Chateau Bonalgue Pomerol 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - This Pomerol suggests aromas and flavors of black cherries, fresh strawberries and red plum with cedar notes. Medium body with refined...

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.