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Chateau Branaire Ducru Duluc De Branaire Ducru 2009 750ml

Rated 90 - Ripe, fresh and decidedly forward in style, with a modestly tarry edge supporting the juicy blackberry, loganberry and mulled plum fruit...
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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 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 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 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - A red with mineral, oyster-shell and currant character. Full body, chewy tannins and a long and muscular finish. Needs two or three...
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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 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 Calon Segur St. Estephe 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - A silky and polished red with currant, walnut and black truffle character. Full body, silky tannins and a fine finish. It reminds me of...
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Chateau Calon Segur St. Estephe 2014 750ml

Rated 96+ - The 2014 Calon Ségur is a real show-stopper. Unusually ripe, powerful and seductive, the wine exudes class. Myriad shades of plum,...
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Chateau Cambon La Pelouse Haut-Medoc 2011 750ml

Rated 88 - Very bright, with lively cherry, red currant and raspberry notes, lined with a firm, stony edge that lends cut and length to the finish....
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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...

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.