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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 Cheval Blanc St. Emilion Grand Cru 2008 750ml

Rated 95 - I am really impressed with this. It is powerful and rich with so much blueberry, vanilla and spice on the nose and palate. It's full and...
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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 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 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 Haut Batailley Pauillac 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - More similar to a St.-Julien than a Pauillac, the 2008 Haut-Batailley reveals delicious, sensual, black raspberry and black cherry...
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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 Leoville Poyferre St. Julien 2008 750ml

Rated 94 - This powerful, dense, full-bodied 2008 is still backward and unevolved, but it possesses a dense purple color as well as sweet aromas of...
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Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac 2008 750ml

Rated 93+ - This strong effort from Lynch Bages may turn out to be the finest wine produced here since the 2000. It is a backward, powerful, opaque...
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Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Pessac-Leognan 2008 1.5Ltr

Rated 94 - Another brilliant effort from an estate that has done superb work over the last 10-15 years, the 2008 reveals sweet, exuberant notes of...
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Chateau Margaux Margaux 2008 750ml

Rated 94 - This is a stunning Chateau Margaux, made in a sexy, up-front, elegant style, with deep creme de cassis fruit intermixed with spring...
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Chateau Meyney St. Estephe 2008 750ml

Rated 91 - The finest Meyney since the fabulous efforts produced in the late seventies and early eighties, it is good to see this estate, which has...
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Chateau Montrose St. Estephe 2008 750ml

Rated 95 - One of the superstars of the vintage, this classic Montrose is not as showy or opulent as the 2010, 2009 or 2003, but it offers a dense...
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Chateau Moulin Haut-Laroque Fronsac 2008 750ml

Rated 91 - This dense red has a core of dark plum and currant fruit, but also racy and vibrant, with the dark fruit split by snappy olive, tobacco...

2008 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.