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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 French wine 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 Bordeaux wine blends.

Merlot is the principal Bordeaux wine 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 Bordeaux 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 Graves sub-appellation of Pessac-Léognan, while Sauternes is undisputedly the gold standard for sweet wines. Small amounts of rosé and sparkling Bordeaux wines are made in the region as well.

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  • Chateau Haut-Brion  1985 Front Label
    Chateau Haut-Brion 1985
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Margaux  1985 Front Label
    Chateau Margaux 1985
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Latour  1985 Front Label
    Chateau Latour 1985
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Cos d'Estournel  1985 Front Bottle Shot
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel 1985
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1985  Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1985
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lynch-Bages (bin soiled label) 1985  Front Label
    Chateau Lynch-Bages (bin soiled label) 1985
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lynch-Bages (3 Liter Bottle) 1985  Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou  1985 Front Label
    Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 1985
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild (3 Liter Bottle) 1985  Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Canon  1985  Front Label
    Chateau Canon 1985
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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