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Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot St. Emilion 2006 750ml

Rated 91 - This forty-acre vineyard, primarily on the limestone plateau of St.-Emilion, has turned out a very successful wine, which one expects...
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Chateau Boyd-Cantenac Margaux 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - Wonderful aromas of sliced ripe plum turn to citrus fruit and flowers. Full-bodied, with fine yet chewy tannins and a solid core of...
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Chateau Clarke Listrac 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - Clarke really did well in this vintage. Blueberries and blackberries galore on the nose. Full body, with firm tannins and a medium...
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Chateau Clinet Pomerol 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - Extremely backward, firm, and virile, this macho wine exhibits full-bodied power, a dense blackberry, smoky nose, huge tannins, but...
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Chateau Cos D'estournel St. Estephe 2006 750ml

Rated 94 - The exceptional 2006 Cos d’Estournel is composed of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot, 55% of the production was...
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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 Brion Pessac Leognan 2006 750ml

Rated 96 - The 2006 Haut-Brion performed even better from bottle than it did from barrel. Sixty-four percent of the production went into this wine,...
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Chateau La Vieille Cure Fronsac 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - This American-owned estate produces one of the most impressive wines made in Fronsac. Fashioned primarily from Merlot, the saturated...
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Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien 2006 750ml

Rated 91 - A very strong effort from Lagrange in 2006, this estate’s tendency for including a nearly overwhelming oak component in its wines has...
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Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 2006 750ml

Rated 94 #64 Top 100, 2009- There's a great dark color to this, with intense aromas of cedar, wood, new leather and crushed blackberry....
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Chateau Les Forts De Latour Pauillac 2006 750ml

Rated 92 - The brilliant second wine, the 2006 Les Forts de Latour, a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, possesses a dense ruby/purple...

2006 France Red Bordeaux

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.

There are few regions in the world with stricter regulations in regards to wine production and grape varietals than those found in Bordeaux, France. Here, in the home of the world's finest wines, the type and quality of grapes used is of utmost importance, and the legendary wineries which work on the banks of the Gironde river have mastered the careful art of juice blending to find the perfect balance for their produce. Whilst there are six 'official' Bordeaux grapes, the two key varietals for almost every fine Bordeaux wine are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and with good reason. Whilst Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are renowned for their acidity and astringency, strong fruit and spice flavors and full body, Merlot grapes are notably rounded, soft, fleshy and lighter on tannin. The combination of these two varietals, along with a small percentage of (commonly) Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc, is the perfect balancing act – the two grape varietals cancel out each others weaker points, and accentuate all that is good about the other.