Bordeaux, France, WINE

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Bordeaux is often synonymous with French wine, due in great part to the vast quantity of wine produced here, both red and white. While the quality of the wines runs along the entire spectrum, the top-tier châteaux make some of the most collectible, ageworthy, and famously expensive wines in the world. Five red varietals are permitted to be grown — Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. The red wines are unofficially grouped first according to their origins on either side of the broad Gironde estuary that splits the region.

Châteaux in Medoc on the west side, or "Left Bank", of the estuary grow primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, with the communes of Saint-Julien, Saint-Estephe, Paulliac, and Margaux serving as standard bearers of quality. Further south, the gravelly soils of the aptly-named Graves and its sub-AOC Pessac-Léognan produce stern, structured Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Official quality designation in the Medoc came with the historic 1855 Classification, which grouped estates into one of five "growths" or quality categories. To this day, the five "First Growth" châteaux — Latour, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild, Margaux, and Haut-Brion from the Graves remain the most famous names in the wine world. The eastern "Right Bank" of the Gironde is classic Merlot country, where the chalky, limestone soils allow the grape to thrive. Cabernet Franc forms the remainder of most wines, with the châteaux of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol representing the finest examples.

White Bordeaux wines are made from either Sauvignon Blanc or Sémillon, or a combination of the two varietals. These are typically full-bodied wines, yet they retain a bracing acidic structure that allows them to age exceptionally well for white wines.

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99 ponts Jeb Dunnuck: ...92% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc... Sporting a deep, inky color as well as a sensational bouquet of creme de cassis, blackberry, toasted spice, licorice and spring flowers, it’s another huge wine from this estate that has perfect balance between its… ...
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Troplong-Mondot St-Emilion 2015  (#334521)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from St-Émilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France

99 ponts Jeb Dunnuck: ...92% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc... Sporting a deep, inky color as well as a sensational bouquet of creme de cassis, blackberry, toasted spice, licorice and spring flowers, it’s another huge wine from…

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95 points James Suckling: Big plums and blackberries are the dominant component of this rich and chocolatey St.-Emilion. However, the wine also has a serious tannin structure and more than enough acidity on the powerful and long finish to carry all this extravagance. Drink or hold. (1/22/19) ...
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Bernateau St.-Emilion 2015  (#333910)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from St-Émilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France

95 points James Suckling: Big plums and blackberries are the dominant component of this rich and chocolatey St.-Emilion. However, the wine also has a serious tannin structure and more than enough acidity on the powerful and long finish to carry all…

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92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous) The 2014 Petit-Figeac is laced with the essence of sweet dark cherry, plum, tobacco, mint, licorice and leather. Pliant, supple and expressive, it is a highly appealing second wine. This is just as impressive in bottle as it was from barrel. Drink: 2018-2029. (Feb… ...
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Figeac St-Emilion Petit Figeac 2014  (#335854)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from St-Émilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France

92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous) The 2014 Petit-Figeac is laced with the essence of sweet dark cherry, plum, tobacco, mint, licorice and leather. Pliant, supple and expressive, it is a highly appealing second wine. This is just as impressive in…

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AG 92
WE 90-92
JS 90-91
75% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Muscadelle. There could be no better way to enjoy this crisp, invigorating Graves than with a platter of fresh seafood. Raw oysters, fresh shrimp, clams, scallops, crab, langoustines... For a Bordelais specialty, serve these ice-cold, briny creatures alongside… ...
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Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc 2018  (#334741)

Other White Blends from Graves, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

75% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Muscadelle. There could be no better way to enjoy this crisp, invigorating Graves than with a platter of fresh seafood. Raw oysters, fresh shrimp, clams, scallops, crab, langoustines... For a Bordelais specialty,…

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96 points and 'Top 100 Wine of 2012 (#5),' Wine Spectator: This is a bird of a different feather, with an exotic, vibrant aroma of toasted coconut, followed by an almond cream note that gives way to the core of green fig, papaya, Cavaillon melon and honey. There's stunning richness and mouthfeel,… ...
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Guiraud Sauternes 2009  (#332945)

Dessert Wine from Sauternes/Barsac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

96 points and 'Top 100 Wine of 2012 (#5),' Wine Spectator: This is a bird of a different feather, with an exotic, vibrant aroma of toasted coconut, followed by an almond cream note that gives way to the core of green fig, papaya, Cavaillon melon and…

375ml Half Bottle | In stock, 7 available
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JS 96
Made from an equal proportion of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc and only produced in certain years, d'Yquem Y is a dry white wine from Sauternes. Robert Parker (The World's Great Wine Estates) writes: Yquem also produces a dry wine called 'Y.' It is a distinctive wine, with a bouquet not unlike that… ...
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d'Yquem Y d'Yquem White Bordeaux 2018  (#335520)

Other White Blends from Sauternes/Barsac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

Made from an equal proportion of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc and only produced in certain years, d'Yquem Y is a dry white wine from Sauternes. Robert Parker (The World's Great Wine Estates) writes: Yquem also produces a dry wine called 'Y.' It is a…

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Yquem is widely acknowledged as the greatest sweet wine producer on the planet. However, many are unaware they also sometimes produce a dry white called Y (pronounced EE-grec in French). A blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, the grapes come from the same vineyards used in d'Yquem's famous sweet… ...
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d'Yquem Y de Yquem Bordeaux Blanc 2017  (#333143)

Other White Blends from Sauternes/Barsac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

Yquem is widely acknowledged as the greatest sweet wine producer on the planet. However, many are unaware they also sometimes produce a dry white called Y (pronounced EE-grec in French). A blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, the grapes come from…

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The Roûmieu-Lacoste is a ravishing beast, its decadent sweetness matched only by its refreshing acidity. The excellent balance and dazzling complexity make it a thrill to drink now and a sure thing for the cellar. It is a habit-forming apéritif with or without foie gras. It marries better with… ...
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Roumieu-Lacoste Sauternes 2016  (#335676)

Dessert Wine from Sauternes/Barsac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

The Roûmieu-Lacoste is a ravishing beast, its decadent sweetness matched only by its refreshing acidity. The excellent balance and dazzling complexity make it a thrill to drink now and a sure thing for the cellar. It is a habit-forming apéritif with…

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The grapes for this cuvée come from a four hectare hillside parcel of clay and limestone soil with a full southern exposure that overlooks the Garonne River and is planted to Sauvignon Blanc. The vines have an average age of 20 years (as of 2011). After a manual harvest, the grapes are fermented in… ...
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La Rame Bordeaux Blanc Sec 2015  (#328499)

Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, France

The grapes for this cuvée come from a four hectare hillside parcel of clay and limestone soil with a full southern exposure that overlooks the Garonne River and is planted to Sauvignon Blanc. The vines have an average age of 20 years (as of 2011).…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 6 available
91 points Jeb Dunnuck: Mostly Merlot blended with 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot... It offers a perfumed, gorgeous bouquet of plums, incense, spice and hints of forest floor. Full-bodied, ripe and rounded, with a sexy, opulent style, lots of mid-palate depth, and a great finish, it's… ...
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Arbalest Red Bordeaux 2015  (#329567)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Bordeaux, France

91 points Jeb Dunnuck: Mostly Merlot blended with 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot... It offers a perfumed, gorgeous bouquet of plums, incense, spice and hints of forest floor. Full-bodied, ripe and rounded, with a sexy, opulent style, lots…

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93-94 points James Suckling: Tight and chewy with currant and blueberry character. Medium body, a lovely center palate and a subtle finish. Pretty continuation to the 2015. (4/4/17) ...
JS 93-94
AG 91
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La Gurgue Margaux 2016  (#335897)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Margaux, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

93-94 points James Suckling: Tight and chewy with currant and blueberry character. Medium body, a lovely center palate and a subtle finish. Pretty continuation to the 2015. (4/4/17)

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available
Made from an equal proportion of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc and only produced in certain years, d'Yquem Y is a dry white wine from Sauternes. Robert Parker (The World's Great Wine Estates) writes: Yquem also produces a dry wine called 'Y.' It is a distinctive wine, with a bouquet not unlike that… ...
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d'Yquem Y d'Yquem White Bordeaux 2018  (#112700)

Other White Blends from Sauternes/Barsac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

Made from an equal proportion of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc and only produced in certain years, d'Yquem Y is a dry white wine from Sauternes. Robert Parker (The World's Great Wine Estates) writes: Yquem also produces a dry wine called 'Y.' It is a…

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