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Bordeaux Blends

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One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired red blends, have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World, especially in California, Washington and Australia. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, these are sometimes referred to in the US as “Meritage” blends. In Bordeaux itself, Cabernet Sauvignon dominates in wines from the Left Bank of the Gironde River, while the Right Bank focuses on Merlot. Often, blends from outside the region are classified as being inspired by one or the other.

Tasting Notes for Bordeaux Blends

Bordeaux Blends are dry, red wines and generally have aromas and flavors of black currant, black cherry plum, graphite, cedar and violet. Cabernet-based, Left-Bank-styled wines are typically more tannic and structured, while Merlot-based wines, modeled after the Right Bank, are softer and suppler. Cabernet Franc can add herbal notes, while Malbec and Petit Verdot contribute color and structure.

Perfect Food Pairings for Bordeaux Blends

Since Bordeaux Blends are often quite structured and tannic, they pair best with hearty, flavorful and fatty meat dishes. Any type of steak makes for a classic pairing. Equally welcome with these wines would be beef brisket, pot roast, braised lamb or smoked duck.

Sommelier Secrets for Bordeaux Blends

While the region of Bordeaux is limited to a select few approved grape varieties in specified percentages, the New World is free to experiment. Bordeaux Blends in California may include equal amounts of Cabernet Franc and Malbec, for example.

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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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  • Chateau Pape Clement (bin soiled label) 1986 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, 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 Lafite Rothschild (torn label) 1986
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, 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 Clerc Milon  1986 Front Label
    Chateau Clerc Milon 1986
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, 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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  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild  1986 Front Label
    Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1986
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Leoville Barton  1986  Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Barton 1986
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lynch-Bages  1986 Front Label
    Chateau Lynch-Bages 1986
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, 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 La Mission Haut-Brion (wine stained label) 1986  Front Label
    Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion (wine stained label) 1986
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Margaux (bin soiled label) 1986  Front Label
    Chateau Margaux (bin soiled label) 1986
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, 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 Beychevelle  1986 Front Label
    Chateau Beychevelle 1986
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Opus One  1986 Front Label
    Opus One 1986
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 1986
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  • Chateau Latour  1986 Front Label
    Chateau Latour 1986
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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