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Chateau Giscours Margaux 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - Giscours, made by the same winemaking team that makes Du Tertre (which did not show well in my tastings), reveals sweet tannins and...
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Chateau Giscours Margaux 2009 750ml

Rated 94 - The finest Giscours in my professional career (I said the same thing from barrel), this dense purple wine has a stunning nose of burning...
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Chateau Giscours Margaux 2010 750ml

Rated 94 - Features a lightly firm, singed alder frame around a core of dark plum, cherry and cassis bush notes. Taut tar and warm paving stone...
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Chateau Giscours Margaux 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Some red cherries and plums with cedar and clove notes on the nose. This is a full-bodied red with soft tannins, lovely acidity and a...
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Chateau Gloria St. Julien 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2010 Gloria is an ass-kicking, fabulous value once again from this estate, which would probably be classified if the 1855 hierarchy...
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Chateau Gloria St. Julien 2011 750ml

Rated 88-91 - This estate continues to go from strength to strength. Another sleeper of the vintage, the 2011 is excellent, possibly outstanding....
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Chateau Grand Corbin D'espagne St. Emilion 2004 750ml

Rated 90 - The Despagne family has accomplished terrific things at this estate since 1988, and the 2004 is another sleeper of the vintage....
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Chateau Grand Corbin D'espagne St. Emilion 2008 750ml

Rated 91+ - This big, powerful, concentrated, full-bodied St.-Emilion exhibits an opaque purple color in addition to sweet aromas of black...
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Chateau Grand Mayne St. Emilion 1990 1.5Ltr

Rated 91 - A wine with plenty of compact fruit and backbone.Good ruby color. Plenty of chocolate and berrycharacter on the nose. Full-bodied, with...
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Chateau Grand Mayne St. Emilion 1995 750ml

Rated 91 - This wine appears to be a return to the clean, pure, rich, concentrated, massive style of the 1989 and 1990 Grand-Maynes. Fortunately,...
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Chateau Grand Mayne St. Emilion 2008 750ml

Rated 91 - A sleeper of the vintage, this impressive, full-bodied, surprisingly concentrated 2008 offers an opaque ruby/purple color as well as a...
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Chateau Grand Pontet St. Emilion 2008 750ml

Rated 92 - From a 35-acre vineyard owned by Sylvie Pourquet, this 2008 was produced from yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare. A blend of 70%...

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.