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Chateau La Lagune Haut-Medoc 2009 750ml

Rated 95 - It is not unusual that the 2009 La Lagune is a spectacular effort given the fact that this estate has been making terrific wines over...
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Chateau La Lagune Haut-Medoc 2010 750ml

Rated 94 - Another great success from proprietress Caroline Frey, the 2010 La Lagune provides an essential drinking experience, with notes of Asian...
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Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2002 750ml

Rated 91 - Bright aromas of blackberries, cherries, currants and toasted oak follow through to a full-bodied palate, with chewy tannins. Long and...
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Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2003 750ml

Rated 94 - Aromas of blackberry, tobacco and hints of oak. Full-bodied, with lots of silky and round tannins and a long finish. Lots going on here....
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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 La Pointe Pomerol 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - Rather dark and reticent, with bittersweet cocoa and licorice snap notes blocking off the core of ripe plum and boysenberry fruit, while...
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Chateau La Pointe Pomerol 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - This has power in reserve, but stays remarkably restrained for now, with a torrent of boysenberry, fig and raspberry fruit held in check...
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Chateau La Pointe Pomerol 2012 750ml

Rated 90-92 - A sleeper of the vintage, it exhibits a healthy dark ruby/purple color and the bouquet offers lots of mocha, raspberry, black cherry,...
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Chateau La Prade Cotes De Francs 2009 750ml

Rated 90 - Dense ruby/purple, with an unctuously sweet kiss of blackberry jam intermixed with raspberries, cherries, licorice, incense and forest...
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Chateau La Tour Carnet Haut-Medoc 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - This dense purple wine displays notes of charcoal, subtle toast and white chocolate as well as blueberry and blackberry liqueur...
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Chateau La Tour Figeac St. Emilion 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - This is a real strong showing from this 35-acre estate located on the Pomerol/St.-Emilion border and planted with 80% Merlot and 20%...

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.