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Chateau Haut Plaisance St. Emilion 2012 750ml

Rated 88 - Berry and tobacco character, with a hint of citrus fruit. Medium to light body. Fresh finish. Drink now - Wine Spectator.
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Chateau Joanin Becot Cotes De Castillon 2010 750ml

Rated 90 - A supple, polished, modern style, relying on creamy, mocha-tinged toast, gentle plum and blackberry fruit flavors before finishing with...
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Chateau Joanin Becot Cotes De Castillon 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - This property continues to make terrific value wines. The 2012, a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, is a major sleeper of the...
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Chateau Joanin Becot Cotes De Castillon 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2014 Joanin Becot has an elegant bouquet with red cherries, bergamot and cassis aromas, a touch of cedar developing with time. The...
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Chateau Kirwan Margaux 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - Dried berry and plum character on the nose and palate. Full body, with chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Lots of beautiful and ripe...
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Chateau Kirwan Margaux 2014 750ml

Rated 90-92 - The 2014 Château Kirwan, which was blended in mid-January and is being raised in around 40% new wood, has an intense bouquet....

Red Bordeaux Blends

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc make up the red grape "trio" of Bordeaux. Petit Verdot and Malbec grape varieties are also used in lesser proportions. As soon as the grapes are harvested, the juice ferments with the grape skins; this gives the wine its color and tannins. After several weeks in vats (or barrels), wines made from different grape varieties are blended. The wine is then aged in vats or oak barrels for months or even years.

Bordeaux red wines should ideally be served at 61°-65°F. Given their good balance of alcohol, tannin and acidity, these wines are perfect to enjoy with all kinds of food: Medoc and Graves pair well with red meats and roasts; Saint-Emilion, Pomerol and Fronsac wines pair well with white meats, poultry, game and even fish; Bordeaux, Bordeaux Superieur and Cotes de Bordeaux wines are ideal matches for grilled meats, pasta and even more exotic "fusion" dishes.