France Wines

France Wines

Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France’s place in the world of wine. It’s downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France’s many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France’s vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
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  1. 1961 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    1961 Calon Segur
    96
    JG
    (Château Calon-Ségur) After having been snake-bitten with bad luck on a couple of occasions (cooked examples) with the 1961 Calon-Ségur, I was delighted to be s..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $990.00
  2. 1961 talbot Bordeaux Red
    1961 Talbot
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    As low as $795.00
  3. 1964 paul aine jaboulet hermitage la chapelle Hermitage
    1964 Paul Aine Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle
    94
    WS
    A warm summer led to supple, low-acidity wines. This Chapelle reflects the vintage--smooth, silky and full-bodied. Less expressive than the '66, but tastes rounder and richer. Melt..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $2,010.00
  4. 1967 climens Dessert White
    1967 Climens
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $705.00
  5. 1967 d'yquem Dessert White
    1967 d'Yquem
    100
    WS
    From one of the 20th century's celebrated vintages for Yquem, this bottle stands up to all the hype--unforgettable for its purity, elegance, harmony, its 'total' everything. Powerf..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,935.00
  6. 1967 Mont Redon Chateauneuf du Pape
    1967 Mont Redon Chateauneuf du Pape
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    As low as $425.00
  7. 1970 latour Bordeaux Red
    1970 Latour
    96+
    JG
    Château Latour back in 1970 was still the longest-lived, most consistently excellent and backwards château to be found in all of Bordeaux. For many years after release,..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,185.00
  8. 1972 xavier chateauneuf du pape Chateauneuf du Pape
    1972 Xavier Chateauneuf du Pape
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    As low as $109.00
  9. 1973 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1973 Petrus
    91
    VM
    Winemaker and Pomerol deity Jean-Claude Berrouet has often told me how he considers the 1975 Pétrus as his first success, the preceding vintages more trial and error. (Those..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,945.00
  10. 1975 ducru beaucaillou Bordeaux Red
    1975 Ducru Beaucaillou
    93
    VM
    The 1975 Ducru Beaucaillou is a vintage that I had not encountered for 15 years but my God, what a wonderful wine! Surely the best between 1970 and 1982, the 1975 is beautifully ba..." Learn More
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    As low as $240.00
  11. 1975 latour Bordeaux Red
    1975 Latour
    94
    JG
    (Château Latour) The 1975 Latour is a very good example of the vintage, which was nowhere near as successful in the Médoc as it was in the Right Bank and Graves. But, ..." Learn More
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    As low as $765.00
  12. 1975 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    1975 Lynch Bages
    91
    DEC
    Jean-Michel Cazes’ third vintage, and his records of the harvest note excellent weather conditions almost every day up in Pauillac. Harvest of Merlot began at Lynch Bages on ..." Learn More
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    As low as $210.00
  13. 1975 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1975 Petrus
    98
    RP
    One of the most rustic and powerful Petrus of the last 25 years, this wine still has a murky garnet/plum/purple color, a gorgeous nose of overripe black cherries, mocha, caramel, c..." Learn More
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    As low as $3,925.00
  14. 1976 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1976 Cheval Blanc
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    As low as $565.00
  15. 1976 d'yquem Dessert White
    1976 d'Yquem
    96
    RP
    The 1976 Yquem continues to go from strength to strength. Who can ignore the awesome bouquet of spices, honeyed fruit, pineapples, bananas, coconuts, and overripe melons? This full..." Learn More
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    As low as $855.00
  16. 1976 Krug Collection
    1976 Krug Collection
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    As low as $2,935.00
  17. 1976 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1976 Lafite Rothschild
    96
    JS
    This is the wine of the vintage. I love the rosewater, currants and citrus character to this now. It's still full body yet so ethereal. It goes on and on in the finish turning cre..." Learn More
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    As low as $940.00
  18. 1976 latour Bordeaux Red
    1976 Latour
    92
    JG
    (Château Latour) This is from that era when Latour made good wines in virtually every vintage and the 1976 is an eminently satisfying and complete wine. There is not quite th..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,445.00
  19. 1978 ducru beaucaillou Bordeaux Red
    1978 Ducru Beaucaillou
    90
    JG
    (Château Ducru-Beaucaillou) The 1978 Ducru is one of the unequivocal successes from this vintage. The wine shows just a bit of the overt bell pepper tones of this year, which..." Learn More
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    As low as $210.00
  20. 1978 latour Bordeaux Red
    1978 Latour
    92
    WS
    Better than I anticipated. A sleek and racy wine.Ruby-amber color. Aromas of cedar, cigar box,tobacco, mint and mushrooms, with hints of redfruits, follow though to a medium body w..." Learn More
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    As low as $780.00
  21. 1978 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1978 Margaux
    93
    JD
    The 1978 Château Margaux is drinking at point today yet is still lively and youthful. Offering a classy, elegant, medium to full-bodied style as well as perfumed notes of dar..." Learn More
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    As low as $695.00
  22. 1978 ramonet montrachet Burgundy White
    1978 Ramonet Montrachet
    98
    BH
    (Domaine Ramonet Montrachet Grand Cru White) (the first vintage). A wonderfully expressive and now fully mature nose displays notes of sous bois and dried herbs plus a touch of nat..." Learn More
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    As low as $9,245.00
  23. 1979 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1979 Cheval Blanc
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    As low as $645.00
  24. 1979 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1979 Lafite Rothschild
    92
    WS
    Fruity, deep and firm, filled with plum and cherry, backed by youthful, stiff tannins. Needs time for complexity to develop. Try in 1995.--Lafite Rothschild vertical.Wine Spectator..." Learn More
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    As low as $920.00
  25. 1979 latour Bordeaux Red
    1979 Latour
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    As low as $695.00
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