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Chateau Boyd-Cantenac Margaux 2003 750ml

Rated 90 - Aromas of ripe blackberry and hints of toasted oak. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Beautiful and...
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Chateau Faurie De Souchard St Emilion 2003 750ml

Good density and texture in the mouth. The tannins are mature, of quality, and are beginning to be integrated. After a light aeration, we find a...
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Chateau La Gaffeliere St. Emilion 2003 750ml

Rated 92 - A beautiful wine from proprietor Count Leo Malet De Roquefort, the 2003 La Gaffeliere was produced from yields of 30 hectoliters per...
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Chateau Labegorce Margaux 2003 750ml

Rated 90 - Clean and very pretty with plum, currant and light smoke aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and beautiful fruit. Give this time....
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Chateau Malescot Saint Exupery Margaux 2003 750ml

Rated 92 - The noteworthy, classic Margauxs from this estate remain under most consumers’ radar. Displaying low acidity and a forward style, the...

2003 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.