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. 1966 la mission haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1966 La Mission Haut Brion
    93
    JG
    (Château La Mission Haut-Brion) This particular bottle of the 1966 La Mission was not marked by volatile acidity, as had been the case with the last bottle I tried of this wi..." Learn More
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    As low as $725.00
  2. 1975 d'yquem Dessert White
    1975 d'Yquem
    99
    RP
    The 1975 may turn out to be the greatest of the modern-day Yquems. When fully mature in another 25-30 years, it may rival the extraordinary 1937 and 1921. This wine continues to ev..." Learn More
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    As low as $999.00
  3. 1982 ausone Bordeaux Red
    1982 Ausone
    97
    JG
    (Château Ausone) Prior to this bottle, I had never tasted a pristine example of the 1982 Ausone. As I alluded to in the introduction, some importers seem to have been more sc..." Learn More
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    As low as $849.00
  4. 1982 beychevelle Bordeaux Red
    1982 Beychevelle
    94
    RP
    I have noticed serious bottle variation with this wine, but recently it has been consistently scoring in the 94-96 point range. Beautifully sweet, slightly herbaceous black currant..." Learn More
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    As low as $395.00
  5. 1982 certan de may Bordeaux Red
    1982 Certan De May
    97
    JS
    Château Certan de May Pomerol 1982: This is a reminder of how great 1982 is for Pomerol. People talk about Petrus or Le Pin as benchmarks for the year (I prefer Lafleur) but ..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $2,375.00
  6. 1982 ducru beaucaillou Bordeaux Red
    1982 Ducru Beaucaillou
    97
    JD
    The finest bottle I’ve had of this wine (which came from the estate), the 1982 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou continues to drink brilliantly and is a magical Saint-Julien. S..." Learn More
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    As low as $589.00
  7. 1982 la mission haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1982 La Mission Haut Brion
    100
    RP
    A monumental wine, this historic La Mission-Haut-Brion was the last vintage made by the descendants of the Woltner family, who had owned this estate for decades prior to selling it..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,375.00
  8. 1982 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1982 Lafite Rothschild
    98
    DEC
    As with the last time I drank this wine two years ago, it is still full of life and energy, with that classic Lafite quality of effortless drinkability. Utterly moreish, it has an ..." Learn More
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    As low as $4,349.00
  9. 1982 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1982 Leoville Las Cases
    99
    JD
    Tasted at the domaine, the 1982 Leoville Las Cases is just about pure perfection, and while certainly mature, it has plenty of life ahead of it. Thrilling notes of blackcurrants, k..." Learn More
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    5L
    As low as $649.00
  10. 1982 leoville poyferre Bordeaux Red
    1982 Leoville Poyferre
    95
    RP
    There is no question that Leoville Poyferre was not making wines at the level of quality they have since 1990. That said, the 1982 is a great wine, no doubt because of the vintage ..." Learn More
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    As low as $449.00
  11. 1982 mouton rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1982 Mouton Rothschild
    100
    JD
    A wine that’s singing today, the 1982 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild is one of those wines that needs to be tasted to be believed. It almost has a California Cabernet-like sexines..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,299.00
  12. 1983 d'yquem Dessert White
    1983 d'Yquem
    97
    WS
    Utterly magnificent, a very great wine, certainly the best Yquem since 1975 . Every sip brings out another set of nuances, and the aftertaste goes on forever. Deep gold, unbelievab..." Learn More
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    As low as $439.00
  13. 1985 ducru beaucaillou Bordeaux Red
    1985 Ducru Beaucaillou
    92
    RP
    A wine of extraordinary charm and elegance, the dark garnet-colored 1985 Ducru-Beaucaillou has a floral, cedary nose intermixed with red and black currants as well as flowers. The ..." Learn More
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    As low as $295.00
  14. 1985 la mission haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1985 La Mission Haut Brion
    95
    JG
    (Château La Mission Haut-Brion) The 1985 vintage of La Mission is simply stellar, and though the wine is still on the youthful side, it has enormous potential. The bouquet on..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,095.00
  15. 1985 Lynch Bages
    1985 Lynch Bages
    95
    RP-NM
    Tasted single blind at the 1985 Bordeaux horizontal, the 1985 Château Lynch Bages was pitted against two other wines, both First Growths, and it more than held its own. In ma..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $1,405.00
  16. 1986 La Mission Haut Brion
    1986 La Mission Haut Brion
    97
    WS
    An extremely impressive, yet slightly hard wine; still closed, but could be as great as the 1952. Dark ruby in color and very aromatic, with a rich cherry aromas. Full-bodied, with..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $2,099.00
  17. 1986 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1986 Lafite Rothschild
    100
    DEC
    We are in perfectly-aged claret territory here, the most beautiful impression of a wine at its plateau. It's perfectly ready to drink and is still generous, with a long life ahead ..." Learn More
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    6L
    As low as $3,499.00
  18. 1986 latour Bordeaux Red
    1986 Latour
    91
    RP
    The 1986 Latour has a deep ruby/purple color, and a moderately intense bouquet of mineral-scented, blackcurrant fruit intermixed with the classic walnut scents that seem to emerge ..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,529.00
  19. 1986 Mouton Rothschild
    1986 Mouton Rothschild
    100
    DEC
    Wonderful, concentrated and still astonishingly young, this has brushes of violet aromatics rising above the tight cassis fruits and rich black truffle, and the classic menthol edg..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,299.00
  20. 1989 d'yquem Dessert White
    1989 d'Yquem
    98
    VM
    The 1989 Yquem is probably the best and most consistent of the triumvirate at the end of the decade. Two bottles tasted at 30 years of age give me no reason to alter that opinion. ..." Learn More
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    As low as $289.00
  21. 1989 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1989 Haut Brion
    100
    JG
    (Château Haut-Brion) It had been more than a decade since I last tasted a bottle of the 1989 Haut-Brion (having absolutely zero interest in opening any bottles out of my cell..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,629.00
  22. 1989 latour Bordeaux Red
    1989 Latour
    95
    JG
    (Château Latour) The 1989 vintage of Château Latour was not considered a great year for this superb property, which was purported to have started a mini-slump after the..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,599.00
  23. 1989 montrose Bordeaux Red
    1989 Montrose
    99
    JS
    This was yet another wine I drunk with wine collector friends in Bangkok – the city is truly buzzing when it comes to wine and when you know where to look! On the nose, there..." Learn More
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    As low as $699.00
  24. 1989 palmer Bordeaux Red
    1989 Palmer
    97
    VM
    The 1989 Palmer has vied with the 1983 as the highlight of the decade, so it is fascinating to revisit it at 30 years old. It has a wonderful bouquet of degraded red berry fruit, s..." Learn More
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    As low as $639.00
  25. 1989 troplong mondot Bordeaux Red
    1989 Troplong Mondot
    95+
    RP
    A very youthful wine that probably will never hit the heights of the 1990 (but how many wines do?), this dense ruby/purple-colored wine has a very pure nose of roasted espresso, bl..." Learn More
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    As low as $285.00
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