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Alter Ego De Palmer Margaux 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - The second wine, the outstanding 2008 Alter Ego de Palmer, a blend of 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, is one of the finest...
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Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot St. Emilion 2008 750ml

Rated 92 - Bright ruby-red. Blackberry, lavender and oak-driven cola, mocha and spices on the nose and palate. Lush, round and mouthfilling, with...
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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 Brane-Cantenac Margaux 2008 750ml

Rated 92 - This stunning, evolved, dark plum/ruby-hued 2008 reveals aromas of forest floor, sweet black and red currants, licorice and roasted...
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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 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 D'issan Margaux 2008 750ml

Rated 93 - This beautifully elegant, precise, well-delineated 2008 displays a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet perfume of spring flowers,...
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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 Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac 2008 750ml

Rated 91+ - Not a blockbuster such as the 2005 or 2000, the 2008 Grand Puy Lacoste is an elegant, deep ruby/purple-tinged, pretty Pauillac offering...
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Chateau Gruaud Larose St. Julien 2008 750ml

Rated 91+ - While it is not the 2000 or 1990, the 2008 is the finest Gruaud Larose I have tasted in eight years. Not a blockbuster, it is more...
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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 Joanin Becot Cotes De Castillon 2008 750ml

Rated 92 - The wine is opaque purple to the rim, with tremendously sweet black raspberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with charcoal, incense,...

2008 750ml Red Bordeaux

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.