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Bordeaux Wine France

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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 Lynch-Bages  1989 Front Label
    Chateau Lynch-Bages 1989
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande  1989 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Palmer  1989  Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Leoville Las Cases (bin soiled labels) 1989  Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Las Cases (bin soiled labels) 1989
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  1989  Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Montrose  1989 Front Label
    Chateau Montrose 1989
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Haut-Brion  1989 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 1989  Front Label
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  • Chateau La Conseillante  1989  Front Label
    Chateau La Conseillante 1989
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron  1989 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion  1989  Front Label
    Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 1989
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Angelus  1989  Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Mouton Rothschild  1989 Front Label
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      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Lafite Rothschild (5 Liter Bottle) 1989  Front Label
      Chateau Lafite Rothschild (5 Liter Bottle) 1989
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 1989
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Lafite Rothschild (3 Liter Bottle) 1989  Front Label
      Chateau Lafite Rothschild (3 Liter Bottle) 1989
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Clinet  1989 Front Label
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      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Lafite Rothschild (6 Liter Bottle) 1989  Front Label
      Chateau Lafite Rothschild (6 Liter Bottle) 1989
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande  1989 Front Label
      Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1989
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Ausone (scuffed labels) 1989  Front Label
      Chateau Ausone (scuffed labels) 1989
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Lynch-Bages (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1989 Front Label
      Chateau Lynch-Bages (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1989
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Gruaud Larose (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1989 Front Label
      Chateau Gruaud Larose (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1989
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Clerc Milon  1989 Front Label
      Chateau Clerc Milon 1989
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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