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Chateau Du Tertre Margaux 1996 750ml

Rated 88-90 - A sleeper, Du Tertre's 1996 exhibits a black ruby/purple color, a sweet black fruit-scented nose, medium to full body,...
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Chateau Du Tertre Margaux 2009 750ml

Rated 90+ - From the very cool Coombsville area in southern Napa Valley, the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Farella Vineyard is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon....
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Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien 1986 750ml

Rated 95 - A monster in its infancy. Almost black in color, with intense cassis, herb and mint aromas and superrich, dense cassis and licorice...
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Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien 2000 750ml

Rated 95 - A stunning wine from Ducru Beaucaillou which showcases its great terroir, this elegant but substantial 2000 has a dense purple color...
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Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien 2001 750ml

Rated 91 - Loads of crushed berries on the nose, with hints of flowers and minerals. Very aromatic. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long,...
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Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien 2003 750ml

Rated 97 - #28 Top 100 - Intense aromas of blackberry, currant and cherry. Full-bodied, with masses of big, velvety tannins and a finish that lasts...
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Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien 2008 750ml

Rated 95+ - One of the stars of the vintage, and a remarkable achievement in 2008, with impressive richness, this dense purple colored wine is...
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Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien 2010 750ml

Rated 99-100 - I can't believe the precision and complexity in this wine. This is really amazing with minerals, berries, currants and blackberries....
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Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien 2012 750ml

Rated 95 - Mesmerizing aromas of blackberries, licorice and mint. Wet stones too. Full-bodied and tight with super-refined and polished tannins...
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Chateau Duhart-Milon Pauillac 2006 750ml

Rated 92 - It is no longer an insider's secret that the investments made by the Rothschild family (of Lafite) in Duhart Milon are paying big...
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Chateau Duhart-Milon Pauillac 2008 750ml

Rated 94 - A magnificent sleeper of the vintage, the 2008 Duhart Milon is the shrewd consumer's wine to purchase by the case as prices do not yet...
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Chateau Duhart-Milon Pauillac 2010 750ml

Rated 96 - Dense purple, with classic notes of cedar and lead pencil shavings as well as gobs of back currants and licorice, the wine has a...

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.