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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 Mouton Rothschild  1986 Front Label
    Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1986
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild (torn label) 1986  Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild (torn label) 1986
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 1986 Front Label
    Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 1986
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  • Chateau Clerc Milon  1986 Front Label
    Chateau Clerc Milon 1986
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Gruaud Larose  1986 Front Label
    Chateau Gruaud Larose 1986
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Haut-Brion  1986 Front Label
    Chateau Haut-Brion 1986
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Margaux  1986  Front Label
    Chateau Margaux 1986
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Rauzan-Segla  1986 Front Label
    Chateau Rauzan-Segla 1986
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Climens 1986
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    • Chateau Beaumont  1986 Front Label
      Chateau Beaumont 1986
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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      • Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 1986
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        • Chateau Cantemerle  1986 Front Label
          Chateau Cantemerle 1986
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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          • Chateau Simard Saint-Emilion (1.5L) 1986 Front Label
            Chateau Simard Saint-Emilion (1.5L) 1986
            Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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            • Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 1986 Front Bottle Shot
              Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 1986
              Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
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            • Chateau Latour (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1986
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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            • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1986
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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            • Chateau Cos d'Estournel  1986 Front Label
              Chateau Cos d'Estournel 1986
              Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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            • Chateau Latour  1986 Front Label
              Chateau Latour 1986
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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            • Chateau Mouton Rothschild (3 Liter Bottle) 1986
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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            • Chateau Petrus 1986
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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              • Chateau L'Arrosee  1986 Front Label
                Chateau L'Arrosee 1986
                Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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              • Chateau La Conseillante  1986 Front Label
                Chateau La Conseillante 1986
                Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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              • Chateau Beychevelle  1986 Front Label
                Chateau Beychevelle 1986
                Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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              • Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou  1986 Front Label
                Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 1986
                Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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              • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande  1986 Front Label
                Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1986
                Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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