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. 1999 giscours Bordeaux Red
    1999 Giscours
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    As low as $100.00
  2. 2000 giscours Bordeaux Red
    2000 Giscours
    92
    JS
    This is very perfumed, with mushrooms, berries, and even strawberries. Full and round on the palate with soft tannins and lovely sweet finish. This is very long and balanced, but s..." Learn More
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    As low as $145.00
  3. 2005 giscours Bordeaux Red
    2005 Giscours
    95
    JS
    This is a beautiful Giscours with tension and finesse. It's full-bodied and shows plenty of berry and spice character, not to mention a long, silky-textured finish. It seduces you ..." Learn More
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    As low as $135.00
  4. 2006 giscours Bordeaux Red
    2006 Giscours
    94
    WE
    After initial tastings suggested there was too much tannin, the wine has undergone a welcome transformation. It has become powerful and ripe, deliciously sumptuous, allying the tan..." Learn More
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    As low as $120.00
  5. 2013 giscours Bordeaux Red
    2013 Giscours
    93
    WE
    This wine is firm with plenty of structured tannins along with warm, ripe blackberry fruit that will allow it to develop well. In the generous style of Giscours, the wine is concen..." Learn More
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    As low as $120.00
  6. 2014 giscours Bordeaux Red
    2014 Giscours
    95
    JS
    Blueberries, tar and licorice on the nose. Full-bodied, solid and dense. Velvety tannins. Long finish. Down on this! Needs at least two or three years to soften.James Suckling | 95..." Learn More
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    As low as $95.00
  7. 2015 giscours Bordeaux Red
    2015 Giscours
    97
    WE
    This firm wine shows the tannic side of the vintage. Those tannins are dusty, enriched with black-currant fruits and a dense backdrop. The wine is concentrated and elegant, very ag..." Learn More
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    As low as $90.00
  8. 2015 grand pontet Bordeaux Red
    2015 Grand Pontet
    94
    JS
    A dusty and pretty wine with cigar-box, chocolate and plum character. Full body, round and polished tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs three or four years to come together. Drin..." Learn More
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    As low as $45.00
  9. 2016 giscours Bordeaux Red
    2016 Giscours
    96
    JS
    This has attractive, glossy, ripe red-plum and licorice aromas with cedar, flowers and red berries, as well as a stony edge. A very fragrant, cabernet-driven nose. The palate has e..." Learn More
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    As low as $100.00
  10. 2016 La Sirene de Giscours
    2016 La Sirene de Giscours
    92
    JS
    A fresh and linear red with crushed stones, menthol and dark berries and plums. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a linear finish. Second wine of Giscours. Drink in 2023.Jame..." Learn More
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    As low as $55.00
  11. 2016 la tour carnet Bordeaux Red
    2016 La Tour Carnet
    94
    WE
    This is a rich wine, packed with tannins that contrast the fresh acidity and black currant fruit. It's a solid wine that's constructed to age.Wine Enthusiast | 94 WEThis has a deep..." Learn More
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    As low as $60.00
  12. 2017 giscours Bordeaux Red
    2017 Giscours
    96
    WE
    This wine is rich with tannins and ripe black fruits. A core of lusciousness gives the wine weight and density. It will be a fine wine to drink from 2024.Wine Enthusiast | 96 WESof..." Learn More
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    As low as $80.00
  13. 2018 La Sirene de Giscours
    2018 La Sirene de Giscours
    94
    JS
    Blackberries, black truffles and black olives on the nose and palate. It’s full and layered with defined tannins that are chewy and nicely coated with fruit. Fresh at the end..." Learn More
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    As low as $45.00
  14. 2019 giscours Bordeaux Red
    2019 Giscours
    97
    JS
    A ripe and layered red with lots of currant and chocolate character, as well as some walnut and cocoa powder. Crushed stones, too. It’s full and layered with round tannins an..." Learn More
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    As low as $85.00
  15. 2019 La Sirene de Giscours
    2019 La Sirene de Giscours
    94
    DEC
    Gorgeous pink rim to the wine. Softly floral on the nose, violets and roses. The palate has such a smooth and velvety texture that really stands out - it frames the overall feel gi..." Learn More
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    As low as $45.00
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