Popular Wines

Popular Wines
As magical and enigmatic as the world of wine can be, it’s not always easy to find your way around. Every day, inexperienced wine enthusiasts try to explore new blends and end up with a shopping list that their budget simply cannot support. Every high-quality wine is a unique, important experience, one that opens a person’s taste palate to a whole new world of flavor and pleasure. Something primal awakens within, urging you to find new and more compelling aromas and textures. But with so much to choose from, where do you begin?

When it comes to wine, popular blends are relatively common for a reason. They serve as an excellent entry point into the world of fine wine, and studying them lets you understand more obscure, complicated wines out there. A collection has to start somewhere, and these blends are often easier to get and help you develop your taste. Imagine bonding with your friends and family over a brand you’re all familiar with and able to appreciate to its fullest. Good wine offers something new, yet vaguely familiar with each glass, as your mouth picks up on subtleties in the liquid that tempt you further and inspire thought and introspection, uncorking new conversation topics and improving the mood no matter the situation.

If you’re looking for safe picks, you want to set your sights on quality brands from Italy, France, and Spain. A glass of sultry Sangiovese or Trebbiano Toscano can liven up a family meal and impress even the stuffiest guests while being a perfect partner to any traditional Italian dish you can think of. One taste of a Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay is enough to let France stand out as a breeding ground of divine, elegant elixirs that can fit the taste of any enthusiast. Meanwhile, Spain offers powerful blends such as Garnacha, Bobal, or Tempranillo, helping you create memorable moments out of even the most ordinary evening. And this is only scratching the surface.

Our goal is to introduce you to popular, tested brands the same way we would introduce you to a potential soulmate. With the right mood and some good timing, you can develop a healthy, pleasurable relationship with wine that lasts a lifetime.

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  1. 1982 latour Bordeaux Red
    1982 Latour
    100
    DEC
    There are hints of brick orange around the outer edges, but this is still beautifully rich red at the core, and the warmth of the vintage’s sunshine is clear from the first m..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $2,195.00
  2. 1982 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1982 Leoville Las Cases
    100
    RP
    Still stubbornly backward, yet beginning to budge from its pre-adolescent stage, this dense, murky ruby/purple-colored wine offers up notes of graphite, sweet caramel, black cherry..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $879.00
  3. 1982 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    1982 Lynch Bages
    95
    JS
    This shows intense aromas of mint, lead pencil and currants that follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a finish with tension and freshness. Drink now.James Suckli..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $670.00
  4. 1982 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1982 Margaux
    100
    DEC
    Still loaded up with firm tannins, this is a rich, gorgeous wine, with complex, smoky, pencil lead and graphite notes through the mid palate, before things soften to a cigar box an..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,529.00
  5. 1982 montrose Bordeaux Red
    1982 Montrose
    96
    DEC
    Under the ownership of Jean-Louis Charmolüe (who remained in place from 1960 until 2006 and who just died in January of this year). Gorgeous, brick-edged, soft brambled fruit,..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $489.00
  6. 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
    Formats Available:
    As low as $6,330.00
  7. 1982 prieure lichine Bordeaux Red
    1982 Prieure Lichine
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $120.00
  8. 1982 talbot Bordeaux Red
    1982 Talbot
    95
    RP
    Along with the 1986, the 1982 is one of the greatest Talbots ever made. Far more evolved than its stablemate, Gruaud Larose, it exhibits a dense garnet color to the rim along with ..." Learn More
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    As low as $399.00
  9. 1982 vieux chateau certan Bordeaux Red
    1982 Vieux Chateau Certan
    96+
    JG
    (Vieux Château Certan) The 1982 Vieux Château Certan is an absolute classic and one of the finest vintages produced at this estate since its golden era in the late 1940..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $530.00
  10. 1983 climens Dessert White
    1983 Climens
    95
    WS
    Beautifully crafted, plump, very long and complex. Medium gold, lush and si lky, with lemon, fig, apricot, pear, and a particualrly elegant balance of acidity, fruit and wood. Powe..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $75.00
  11. 1983 gruaud larose Bordeaux Red
    1983 Gruaud Larose
    93
    VM
    (64% cabernet sauvignon, 29% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot): Bright medium red with an amber edge. Archetypal mature Gruaud-Larose aromas of truffle, smoked beef, e..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $170.00
  12. 1983 guigal cote rotie la landonne Cote Rotie
    1983 Guigal Cote Rotie la Landonne
    98
    RP
    This murky, purple/garnet-colored wine offers up an exotic nose of tea, smoked duck, licorice, truffles, and earth. Extraordinarily concentrated, and almost too rich to be called a..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,300.00
  13. 1983 la lagune Bordeaux Red
    1983 La Lagune
    91+
    JG
    (Château La Lagune) Prior to our tasting in October, I had not crossed paths with a bottle of the ’83 La Lagune since the early years of the 1990s, and the wine has age..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $99.95
  14. 1983 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1983 Lafite Rothschild
    96
    JS
    This is Lafite. Prune and spices, with a cedar and wet tobacco character on the nose. Even tea. Full and rich with a dark China tea and cedar character. Just a hint of chocolate. O..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,160.00
  15. 1983 latour Bordeaux Red
    1983 Latour
    95
    JG
    (Château Latour (Pauillac) served from magnum) The 1983 Château Latour has never had a great reputation, and I probably had not tasted the wine since close to its relea..." Learn More
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    As low as $745.00
  16. 1983 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1983 Leoville Las Cases
    94
    DEC
    Again so young, almost not ready to drink but if you are patient things open up and start to sing. The tannic structure on this wine is just so impressive, still doing a good job o..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $315.00
  17. 1983 Louis Roederer Cristal
    1983 Louis Roederer Cristal
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $540.00
  18. 1983 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1983 Margaux
    98
    DEC
    Gorgeous as ever, even if the 1982 is standing up a little more strongly today. This is still full of tannins, rich and textured fruit and lilting freshness, fragrant, concentrated..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,089.00
  19. 1983 palmer Bordeaux Red
    1983 Palmer
    100
    DEC
    Smoky, floral and fabulous. Violet-edged, this stands out over the 1982 for its complexity of aromatics and flavours. Brambled blackberry notes meld with soft leather and liquorice..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $819.00
  20. 1983 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1983 Petrus
    93
    WS
    What you'd expect from such a legendary estate. Wonderful palate impression with silky, rich fruit. Plenty of blackberry and chocolate character, has a full body and medium finish...." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $3,735.00
  21. 1983 produttori del barbaresco barbaresco Barbaresco
    1983 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
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    As low as $99.95
  22. 1983 ramonet montrachet Burgundy White
    1983 Ramonet Montrachet
    97
    AG
    Ramonet’s 1983 Montrachet is simply off the charts. Orange peel, almond, graphite, smoke and a hint of petrol wrap around the palate as this dazzling Burgundy shows off its c..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $8,315.00
  23. 1984 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1984 Haut Brion
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $515.00
  24. 1984 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1984 Lafite Rothschild
    94
    JS
    Orange peel, stewed tea and slight metallic undertone. Full-bodied, with a tangy and funky undertone. Not completely clean, but wonderful.James Suckling | 94 JS..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $915.00
  25. 1984 latour Bordeaux Red
    1984 Latour
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    As low as $630.00
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