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Chateau Branaire Ducru St. Julien 2008 750ml

Rated 93+ - Sweet black raspberry and blueberry fruit intermixed with hints of acacia flowers and crushed rocks always provide Branaire with a...
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Chateau Calon Segur St. Estephe 2008 750ml

Rated 93 - Perhaps that explains the elegant, but rich style of the 2008 Calon Segur, which is dominated more than usual by Cabernet Sauvignon....
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Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere St. Emilion 2008 750ml

Rated 93 - A sensational sleeper of the vintage, this modern-styled St.-Emilion boasts a dark purple color along with a beautiful bouquet of black...
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Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2008 750ml

Rated 91 - New owners have done a wonderful job at Cantemerle, and while the 2008 may not be quite as terrific as the 2005, it is an elegant,...
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Chateau Clinet Pomerol 2008 750ml

Rated 94+ - Another resounding success for the vintage, the opaque purple-colored 2008 Clinet (14.4% alcohol) is composed of 85% Merlot, 10%...
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Chateau Cos D'estournel St. Estephe 2008 750ml

Rated 92+ - Closed but promising, this is a classic Cos revealing lots of tannin along with damp earth, black currant, sweet black cherry,...
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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 Faugeres St. Emilion Grand Cru 2008 1.5Ltr

Rated 91 - Very perfumed aromas of Cabernet Franc, with dark fruits and dark chocolate. Minerals too. Full body, with chewy tannins and a fresh,...
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Chateau Faugeres St. Emilion Grand Cru 2008 750ml

Rated 91 - The introductory offering, the 2008 Faugeres, is a very good value among top-flight St.-Emilions. Possessing 13.5% natural alcohol, it...
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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 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%...
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Chateau Haut Bergey Pessac Leognan Rouge 2008 750ml

Rated 94+ - The earthy, smoky notes intermixed with notions of black fruits and road tar found in this blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40%...
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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...

2008 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.