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One of the most important wine regions of the world, Bordeaux is a powerhouse producer of wines of all colors, sweetness levels, and price points. Separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a coastal pine forest, this relatively flat region has a mild maritime climate, marked by cool wet winters and warm summers. Annual weather differences create significant vintage variations, making Bordeaux an exciting region to follow.

The Gironde estuary, a defining feature of Bordeaux, separates most of the region into the Left Bank and the Right Bank. Farther inland, where the Gironde splits into the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, the bucolic, rolling hills of the area in between, called Entre-Deux-Mers, is a source of great quality, approachable reds and whites.

The Left Bank, dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, contains the Médoc, Graves, and Sauternes, as well as the region’s most famous chateaux. Merlot is important here as the perfect blending grape for Cabernet Sauvignon adding plush fruit and softening Cabernet's sometimes hefty tannins. Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec may also be used in the Left Bank blends.

Merlot is the principal variety of the Right Bank; Cabernet Franc adds structure and complexity to Merlot, creating wines that are concentrated, supple, and more imminently ready for drinking, compared with their Left Bank counterparts. Key appellations of the Right Bank include St. Emilion and Pomerol.

Dry and sweet white wines are produced throughout the region from Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, and sometimes Muscadelle or Sauvignon Gris. Some of the finest dry whites can be found in the the Graves sub-appellation of Pessac-Léognan, while Sauternes is undisputedly the gold standard for sweet wines. Small amounts of rosé and sparkling wine are made in Bordeaux as well.

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  • Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou (stained label) 1982 Front Label
    Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou (stained label) 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Certan de May  1982 Front Label
    Chateau Certan de May 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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    • RP93
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  • Chateau Canon 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Leoville Poyferre  1982 Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  1982 Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Les Forts de Latour  1982 Front Label
    Les Forts de Latour 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • RP94
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  • Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion  1982 Front Label
    Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
    • RP100
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  • Chateau Leoville Las Cases  1982 Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau La Lagune  1982 Front Label
    Chateau La Lagune 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
    • RP92
    • WS90
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  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1982 Front Label
    Chateau Mouton Rothschild (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • RP100
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  • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande  1982 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Cos d'Estournel  1982 Front Label
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Latour  1982 Front Label
    Chateau Latour 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Haut-Brion  1982 Front Label
    Chateau Haut-Brion 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lynch-Bages  1982 Front Label
    Chateau Lynch-Bages 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild (top shoulder fill) 1982 Front Label
    Chateau Mouton Rothschild (top shoulder fill) 1982
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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