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Chateau Branaire Ducru St. Julien 2010 750ml

Rated 94 - This wine is more backward than I would have normally expected, but nevertheless, it is very impressive. The 2010 Branaire-Ducru...
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Chateau Branaire Ducru St. Julien 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - A clean and fresh wine with blueberry, mineral and floral character. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a crisp finish. This is a...
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Chateau Branaire Ducru St. Julien 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2014 Branaire Ducru is soft, polished and super-inviting. Succulent red cherry, plum, lavender, spice and mint give the wine its...
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Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux 2008 750ml

Rated 92 - This stunning, evolved, dark plum/ruby-hued 2008 reveals aromas of forest floor, sweet black and red currants, licorice and roasted...
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Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux 2009 750ml

Rated 95 - A spectacular effort from this estate rivaling their 2005, but more flashy/flamboyant, this dark ruby/purple wine has a strikingly...
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Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux 2010 750ml

Rated 95+ - With a gorgeously evolved, extremely complex bouquet of forest floor, spring flowers, lead pencil shavings and red and black currants,...
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Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2014 Brane-Cantenac is a burly, powerful wine that will need quite a bit of time to come into its own, although it may never be...
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Chateau Brown Pessac Leognan 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - A big, broad-shouldered wine, the 2012 Brown hits the palate with serious intensity and slightly rough contours that are going to need...
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Chateau Brown Pessac Leognan 2014 750ml

Rated 91-93 - A dark, explosive wine, the 2014 Brown hits the palate with tons of intensity and breadth. Black fruit, smoke, mint, leather and...
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Chateau Calon Segur St. Estephe 1996 750ml

Rated 92 - The 1996 may not be as profound as I had predicted from cask, but it is an exceptional wine. Dark ruby-colored, with a complex nose of...
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Chateau Calon Segur St. Estephe 2008 750ml

Rated 93 - Perhaps that explains the elegant, but rich style of the 2008 Calon Segur, which is dominated more than usual by Cabernet Sauvignon....
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Chateau Calon Segur St. Estephe 2009 750ml

Rated 94+ - The 2009 has the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (90%) ever included in a Calon-Segur (the rest is Merlot and Petit Verdot)....
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Chateau Cambon La Pelouse Haut-Medoc 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2012 Cambon La Pelouse is absolutely gorgeous. Far from an easygoing 2012, the Cambon La Pelouse is going to need at least a year or...
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Chateau Camensac Haut Medoc 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Beautiful aromas and flavors of juicy red cherries, red plums and creamy notes. Full body, fresh acidity, refined yet firm tannins and a...
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Chateau Canon Clos Canon St. Emilion 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - A young red with bitter chocolate and berry character. Full body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Refined and very pretty. The...

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.