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. 1949 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    1949 Calon Segur
    94
    AG
    Sweet dried cherry, tobacco, mint, dried flowers and licorice all grace the 1949 Calon-Ségur. Sublime, gracious and nicely mellowed by the passage of time, the 1949 is just ..." Learn More
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    As low as $980.00
  2. 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
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    As low as $849.00
  3. 1961 ducru beaucaillou Bordeaux Red
    1961 Ducru Beaucaillou
    98
    JG
    It has now been more than a decade since I last crossed paths with a bottle of the 1961 vintage at Ducru, which remains the greatest vintage from this estate that I have ever taste..." Learn More
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    As low as $5,355.00
  4. 1961 talbot Bordeaux Red
    1961 Talbot
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    As low as $670.00
  5. 1964 paul aine jaboulet hermitage la chapelle Hermitage
    1964 Paul Aine Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle
    97
    VM
    First, a magnum of 1964 Hermitage La Chapelle from Paul Jaboulet Aîné. Lucid in hue, it sports modest bricking on the rim. Its initial tightness on the nose soon disap..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,245.00
  6. 1967 dyquem 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
  7. 1967 Mont Redon Chateauneuf du Pape
    1967 Mont Redon Chateauneuf du Pape
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    As low as $405.00
  8. 1969 ausone Bordeaux Red
    1969 Ausone
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    As low as $430.00
  9. 1970 latour Bordeaux Red
    1970 Latour
    98
    RP
    One of the top two or three wines of the vintage (Petrus and Trotanoy are noteworthy rivals), this young, magnificent Latour is still 5-10 years away from full maturity. The opaque..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,065.00
  10. 1971 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1971 Petrus
    97
    VM
    This bottle of 1971 Petrus is perhaps the best that I have encountered, completely overawing the 1970 served alongside. It boasts a gorgeous bouquet with delineated red berry fruit..." Learn More
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    As low as $5,860.00
  11. 1974 Mouton Rothschild
    1974 Mouton Rothschild
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    As low as $565.00
  12. 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
  13. 1975 les forts de latour Bordeaux Red
    1975 Les Forts De Latour
    90
    DEC
    The wines at Latour were being made by Jean-Paul Gardère and Henri Martin in 1975. This is hugely impressive for a second wine (the label made its first appearance in the 19..." Learn More
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    As low as $290.00
  14. 1975 Mouton Rothschild
    1975 Mouton Rothschild
    95
    JS
    I absolutely love the nose of licorice, minerals, black currants, and berries. Full and slightly hard and acidic, but I could smell it all night. It softens and turns velvety and d..." Learn More
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    As low as $785.00
  15. 1975 trotanoy Bordeaux Red
    1975 Trotanoy
    97
    RP-NM
    The 1975 Trotanoy can be an extraordinary wine on the right day. This was the right day. Served blind from a magnum, unaware of its age, I was struck by the depth of its color. The..." Learn More
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    As low as $630.00
  16. 1976 dyquem 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 $950.00
  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 $905.00
  18. 1976 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1976 Petrus
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    As low as $2,645.00
  19. 1978 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1978 Margaux
    94
    RP-NM
    Tasted at the Amuse Bouche offline in Hong Kong. Thank you to Gautam for proffering this splendid magnum, the larger format showing how it can age in more superior fashion to a bot..." Learn More
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    As low as $630.00
  20. 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 $935.00
  21. 1979 latour Bordeaux Red
    1979 Latour
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    As low as $670.00
  22. 1979 Mouton Rothschild
    1979 Mouton Rothschild
    96
    WS
    No written review provided | 96 WS..." Learn More
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    As low as $540.00
  23. 1979 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1979 Petrus
    90
    WS
    A rather hard wine, with a firm backbone of silky tannins and sweet black olive, vanilla and berry aromas and flavors.--Pétrus vertical. Best from 1992 through 1995. Wine Sp..." Learn More
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    As low as $3,085.00
  24. 1980 Mouton Rothschild
    1980 Mouton Rothschild
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    As low as $585.00
  25. 1980 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1980 Petrus
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    As low as $3,245.00
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