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Chateau Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2010 750ml

Rated 90 - Aromas of blueberries and raspberries with minerals follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a chocolate, vanilla...
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Chateau Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - This shows a subtle fruit character with cherries and strawberries plus hints of vanilla. Rose petal, too. Medium to full body, fine...
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Chateau Lescalle Bordeaux Superieur 2014 750ml

Rated 89 - While there are plenty of firm tannins, there is also some fine red-berry fruit and layers of spice. The wine is structured as well,...
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Chateau Peyrabon Haut Medoc 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - Blackberry and blueberry character. Currants too. Full body, lots of velvety tannins and a long and intense finish. Solid here. Better...
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Chateau Peyrabon Haut Medoc 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - Owned by the Bernard family who also own one of the major Bordeaux negociants, Millesima, the wine is structured, deliciously fruity and...
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Chateau Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc 2009 750ml

Rated 90 - This uncompromising property has turned out a backward, forbiddingly tannic wine that, even in this very opulent and flamboyant vintage,...
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Chateau Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Once again proprietor Jean Gautreau has hit pay dirt with a beautiful blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc....
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Chateau Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2014 Sociando-Mallet put in a great performance in barrel. Now in bottle, the sophistication is evident on the nose with beautifully...

Bordeaux France Haut Medoc 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.