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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 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 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 Larcis Ducasse St. Emilion 2006 750ml

Rated 91 - Since 2002, this great terroir has been fully exploited by the dynamic duo of Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt. Following the...
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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 Malescot Saint Exupery Margaux 2006 750ml

Rated 91+ - While it is easy to lose sight of this wine, given the prodigious 2005 that was produced, this is another outstanding effort from an...
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Chateau Moulin Haut-Laroque Fronsac 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - One of the finest estates in the Fronsac appellation, Moulin-Haut-Laroque has fashioned a deep ruby/purple-tinged 2006 displaying sweet...
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Chateau Pavie Macquin St. Emilion 2006 750ml

Rated 92+ - From a superbly situated on St.-Emilion’s plateau, 38-acre vineyard planted on primarily limestone and clay, this 2006 is meant for...
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Chateau Phelan Segur St. Estephe 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - Black-red colour, smoky, typical slightly gamey Phelan nose, but this time much more fruit than game, fragrant and sappy, very fine...

2006 Bordeaux France Red Bordeaux

There are few wine regions in the world with a reputation as glowing and well established as that of the Bordeaux, in France. Situated mainly around the Dordogne and Gironde rivers, Bordeaux makes the most of its humid climate and rich, clay and gravel based soils to grow some of the finest examples of red and white grape varietals on earth. Wineries in this region have been in operation for hundreds of years, and have carefully developed the expertise required for the production of carefully balanced and utterly delicious blended red and white wines, alongside some exceptional single variety bottles. Many of the chateaux found in Bordeaux have become household names, due to their prestige and the excellence of their products, grown with love and dedication by heritage wineries in this beautiful and special region.

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.