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Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - This is very muscular with blackcurrant, blueberry and mineral character. Full and tight now but this shows a serious backbone of...
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Chateau Grandes Murailles Saint Emilion 2005 750ml

Rated 91 - The Reiffers family has turned out a seductive 2005 offering notes of blueberries and raspberries interwoven with notions of crushed...
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Chateau Greysac Medoc 2011 750ml

Rated 88 - Solid plum and cassis fruit is lined with roasted cedar and tobacco notes. A cedary hint imparts a pleasant texture on the finish. -...
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Chateau Gruaud Larose St. Julien 2005 750ml

Rated 91 - Aromas of blackberry, meat and earth follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a rich finish. Decadent, balanced and very...
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Chateau Gruaud Larose St. Julien 2009 750ml

Rated 95 - As I wrote in my barrel tasting note, the 2009 appears to be the finest Gruaud Larose since their 1990. Some of my concerns about too...
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Chateau Gruaud Larose St. Julien 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - A silky and fine red with blueberry, blackberry and floral character. Hints of hazelnuts. Full body, integrated tannins and a fresh...
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Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac 1995 750ml

Rated 90 - A bit coarse now, but massive. Sweet berry aromas with hints of citrus and smoke. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a long,...
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Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac 2005 750ml

Rated 93 - Very aromatic, showing blackberry and currant aromas, with some licorice. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a rich, decadent,...
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Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac 2006 750ml

Rated 92 - Dark ruby purple in color, with aromas of currant and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a delicious finish. Tight now,...
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Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - Singed bay leaf and briar notes run along the edges, with ripe, almost sappy blackberry, black cherry and currant fruit leading to a...
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Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - One of the best efforts from this estate since the 1982, this wine remains fairly priced. It exhibits ripe blue and black fruits, a...
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Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac 2011 750ml

Rated 89-92 - Lively, with good lift and floral aromatics followed by a fresh mix of red cherry, black cherry, red currant and black currant. Nice...
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Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac 2013 750ml

Ratedc 90 - Berry and plum aromas with hints of citrus fruit. Medium body, firm tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Some cedar and stone...
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Chateau Haut Bailly Pessac Leognan 2006 750ml

Rated 95 - A superb success for the vintage, the 2006 exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue as well as a poised, classic bouquet of sweet black cherries,...
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Chateau Haut Bailly Pessac Leognan 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - Wow. Wonderfully aromatic nose of currants, blackberries and lilacs. Full body but refined and beautiful. The quality of the tannins is...

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.