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Chateau Boyd-Cantenac Margaux 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - Wonderful aromas of sliced ripe plum turn to citrus fruit and flowers. Full-bodied, with fine yet chewy tannins and a solid core of...
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Chateau Clarke Listrac 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - Clarke really did well in this vintage. Blueberries and blackberries galore on the nose. Full body, with firm tannins and a medium...
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Chateau Faugeres St. Emilion Grand Cru 2006 1.5Ltr

Rated 92 - Wonderful blueberry and dried flowers with hints of new wood. Some sandalwood. Full body with ultra-fine tannins and a beautiful finish....
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Chateau La Vieille Cure Fronsac 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - This American-owned estate produces one of the most impressive wines made in Fronsac. Fashioned primarily from Merlot, the saturated...
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Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien 2006 750ml

Rated 91 - A very strong effort from Lagrange in 2006, this estate’s tendency for including a nearly overwhelming oak component in its wines has...
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Chateau Larcis Ducasse St. Emilion 2006 750ml

Rated 91 - Since 2002, this great terroir has been fully exploited by the dynamic duo of Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt. Following the...
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Chateau Lascombes Margaux 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - One of the more modern-styled wines from the appellation of Margaux, always with a prominent overlay of toasty new oak, espresso roast,...
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Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 2006 750ml

Rated 94 #64 Top 100, 2009- There's a great dark color to this, with intense aromas of cedar, wood, new leather and crushed blackberry....
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Chateau Malescot Saint Exupery Margaux 2006 750ml

Rated 91+ - While it is easy to lose sight of this wine, given the prodigious 2005 that was produced, this is another outstanding effort from an...
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Chateau Moulin Haut-Laroque Fronsac 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - One of the finest estates in the Fronsac appellation, Moulin-Haut-Laroque has fashioned a deep ruby/purple-tinged 2006 displaying sweet...
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Chateau Pavie Macquin St. Emilion 2006 750ml

Rated 92+ - From a superbly situated on St.-Emilion’s plateau, 38-acre vineyard planted on primarily limestone and clay, this 2006 is meant for...
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Chateau Phelan Segur St. Estephe 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - Black-red colour, smoky, typical slightly gamey Phelan nose, but this time much more fruit than game, fragrant and sappy, very fine...

2006 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.