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Chateau Dassault St. Emilion 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - Polished, fleshy and warm, exhibiting notes of cocoa, braised fig, melted black licorice and dark currant all rolled together and backed...
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Chateau Dassault St. Emilion 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - This property has been on the upswing for a number of years now, and the 2012 Dassault is showing brilliantly. Dense plum/purple, with...
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Chateau Faugeres St. Emilion Grand Cru 2008 1.5Ltr

Rated 91 - Very perfumed aromas of Cabernet Franc, with dark fruits and dark chocolate. Minerals too. Full body, with chewy tannins and a fresh,...
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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 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 Fleur Cardinale St. Emilion Grand Cru 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - The flagship wine from the Decoster family, this blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon has been a hugely...
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Chateau Fombrauge St. Emilion 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - This has a really nice graphite frame that drives the core of fig, plum and boysenberry fruit authoritatively, with dense ganache,...
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Chateau Fonroque St. Emilion 2009 750ml

Rated 91+ - The dense plum/purple-hued 2009 Fonroque offers up notes of sandy, loamy soil, sagebrush, sweet cherries and black currants. Medium to...
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Chateau Grand Corbin D'espagne St. Emilion 2004 750ml

Rated 90 - The Despagne family has accomplished terrific things at this estate since 1988, and the 2004 is another sleeper of the vintage....
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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...

Bordeaux France Red Bordeaux Saint Emilion

There are few wine regions in the world with a reputation as glowing and well established as that of the Bordeaux, in France. Situated mainly around the Dordogne and Gironde rivers, Bordeaux makes the most of its humid climate and rich, clay and gravel based soils to grow some of the finest examples of red and white grape varietals on earth. Wineries in this region have been in operation for hundreds of years, and have carefully developed the expertise required for the production of carefully balanced and utterly delicious blended red and white wines, alongside some exceptional single variety bottles. Many of the chateaux found in Bordeaux have become household names, due to their prestige and the excellence of their products, grown with love and dedication by heritage wineries in this beautiful and special region.

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.

The beautiful sub-region of Saint Emilion in France's legendary Bordeaux region is regarded as the home of many of the world's finest red wines. The blending techniques employed in Saint Emilion have been passed down for generations, and aim to express the very finest flavors of the grape varietals used, most commonly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The climatic conditions in Saint Emilion are perfect for growing many of the Bordeaux grapes, and high yields of exceptional quality are commonplace. Fed by the mighty Gironde river and benefiting from superb clay and gravel based soils, Saint Emilion produces millions of bottles of high quality blended and unblended red wines each year, and continues to be a firm favorite of wine experts and the general public alike.