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. 1961 talbot Bordeaux Red
    1961 Talbot
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    As low as $670.00
  2. 1979 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1979 Cheval Blanc
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    As low as $600.00
  3. 1979 latour Bordeaux Red
    1979 Latour
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    As low as $615.00
  4. 1980 Mouton Rothschild
    1980 Mouton Rothschild
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  5. 1981 Mouton Rothschild
    1981 Mouton Rothschild
    91
    WS
    Wonderfully rich and still holding back. Beautiful plum, toasted oak, berry and tobacco character. Firm with a full body. Drinkable now; better with time.--The Bordeaux 50.Wine Spe..." Learn More
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  6. 1982 cos destournel Bordeaux Red
    1982 Cos D'Estournel
    97
    JD
    I loved this bottle of 1982 Cos d'Estournel, and it was easily the best bottle I’ve had of this wine, which has always shown slightly tired and over the hill for me. It shows..." Learn More
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    As low as $630.00
  7. 1982 figeac Bordeaux Red
    1982 Figeac
    95
    DEC
    The colour has been gently turning to brick ever since 2001 as we head through the vertical, and here we have a soft brick red. A legendary vintage, of course, that keeps surprisin..." Learn More
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    As low as $629.00
  8. 1982 la conseillante Bordeaux Red
    1982 La Conseillante
    97
    DEC
    Deep in colour, and a gorgeous wine to smell: warm, fat and rich, brimming with good things – savoury notes, very soft sweet fruits,the autumn land. On the palate, it was amo..." Learn More
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  9. 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
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  10. 1984 latour Bordeaux Red
    1984 Latour
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  11. 1984 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1984 Margaux
    91
    WS
    No written reviews provided | 91 WS..." Learn More
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    As low as $630.00
  12. 1986 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1986 Leoville Las Cases
    100
    DEC
    Michel Delon, then owner, believed this to be the greatest wine he ever made. It's not often the case that wines with this much expectation riding on them live up to the hype, but ..." Learn More
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    As low as $669.00
  13. 1986 mouton rothschild Bordeaux Red
    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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  14. 1989 ausone Bordeaux Red
    1989 Ausone
    94+
    JG
    (Château Ausone) Château Ausone in the 1989 vintage is a bit of a stylistic outlier for this great property, as the conditions on the Right Bank in 1989 crafted a very ..." Learn More
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  15. 1989 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    1989 Lynch Bages
    99+
    RP
    The 1989 has taken forever to shed its formidable tannins, but what a great vintage of Lynch Bages! I would rank it at the top of the pyramid although the 1990, 2000, and down the ..." Learn More
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  16. 1990 gaja barberesco costa russi Barbaresco
    1990 Gaja Barberesco Costa Russi
    98
    RP
    The vineyard designate 1990 Barbaresco Costa Russi offers a fascinating glimpse back in time. Angelo Gaja would famously declassify this wine to Langhe Nebbiolo, starting with the ..." Learn More
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  17. 1990 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    1990 Lynch Bages
    99
    RP
    This magnificent Lynch Bages has been drinking well since the day it was released and it continues to go from strength to strength. The biggest, richest, fullest-bodied Lynch Bages..." Learn More
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    As low as $649.00
  18. 1991 latour Bordeaux Red
    1991 Latour
    91
    WS
    Dark ruby color. Decadent aromas of meat, figs and ripe fruit. Full-bodied, with a very good, compacted, fruity structure and a long, long, ripe fruit and earth finish. This is a s..." Learn More
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    As low as $685.00
  19. 1992 latour Bordeaux Red
    1992 Latour
    90
    WS
    Outstanding quality from a weak year. Good darkruby color. Intense aromas of chocolate, berry andcedar. Full-bodied, with firm tannins and a longfinish. Starting to show some bottl..." Learn More
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  20. 1993 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1993 Cheval Blanc
    91
    VM
    Good full ruby-red. Knockout, complex nose offers vibrant aromas of raspberry, sour red cherry, strawberry, licorice and violet, complicated by white pepper and rose. Then moderate..." Learn More
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  21. 1993 latour Bordeaux Red
    1993 Latour
    90
    JS
    Slightly oxidized with a coffee and spice character, as well as fruit. Medium body. Tea, tobacco and some fruit.James Suckling | 90 JSA terrific wine for the vintage, Latour's 1993..." Learn More
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    As low as $685.00
  22. 1994 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1994 Haut Brion
    94
    WS
    Has wonderful richness and suppleness, lovely fruit and harmony. A superb example of a graceful, balanced wine that is delicious now and can evolve over many years.--Haut-Brion ver..." Learn More
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  23. 1994 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1994 Margaux
    91+
    RP
    This largely forgotten vintage seems to have turned the corner in the last year or two. Because of strict selections made at the top chateaux, the wines always had density, but the..." Learn More
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  24. 1995 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1995 Cheval Blanc
    93+
    VM
    (a 53/47 blend of cabernet franc and merlot; 13% alcohol; yield of 45 h/h): Bright red. Pure aromas of strawberry, flowers, soy sauce, espresso and minerals. Then clean and straigh..." Learn More
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  25. 1996 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1996 Cheval Blanc
    95
    DEC
    At 56% Cabernet Franc, this is a bright, floral Cheval Blanc, with white pepper, strawberry, mineral and oriental spice notes lingering nicely. Drinking Window 2015 - 2036Decanter ..." Learn More
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