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 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1982 Haut Brion
    98
    DEC
    A rich, dense cushioning of fruit, set against a cedar and toasted spice backdrop, makes the nose full of integrity and promise. Rich blackberry with soft menthol on the finish, th..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,375.00
  2. 1984 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1984 Haut Brion
    ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $515.00
  3. 1985 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1985 Haut Brion
    96
    JG
    (Château Haut-Brion) The 1985 Château Haut-Brion is a brilliant wine. Like the ’85 La Mission, this wine is still a bit primary and in need of further bottle age ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $770.00
  4. 1986 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1986 Haut Brion
    96
    DEC
    A seductive mix of brambly autumnal fruits, black truffles, graphite and cigar box, this is absolutely ready to drink now and yet will continue to unwind and deliver for decades to..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $830.00
  5. 1987 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1987 Haut Brion
    ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $530.00
  6. 1988 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1988 Haut Brion
    98
    WS
    The wine of the vintage and one of the greatest Haut-Brions ever made. Superpowerful and ripe, with masses of spice, mint and berry character. Full-bodied, with full yet polished t..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $700.00
  7. 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
    Formats Available:
    As low as $3,450.00
  8. 1990 bahans haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1990 Bahans Haut Brion
    ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $375.00
  9. 1992 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1992 Haut Brion
    ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $555.00
  10. 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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    As low as $600.00
  11. 1995 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1995 Haut Brion
    96
    RP
    It is fun to go back and forth between the 1995 and 1996, two superb vintages for Haut-Brion. The 1995 seems to have sweeter tannin and a bit more fat and seamlessness when compare..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $749.00
  12. 1996 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1996 Haut Brion
    95
    RP-NM
    While in some vintages La Mission Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion can be close in quality, that is not the case in this vintage. The 1996 Haut-Brion, a blend of 50% Merlot, 39% Cabernet ..." Learn More
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    As low as $765.00
  13. 1997 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1997 Haut Brion
    91
    VM
    Good deep red. Thoroughly ripe aromas of redcurrant, Cuban tobacco and chestnut. Lovely purity and delineation of flavor; lively and intense. Finishes with ripe, very fine tannins ..." Learn More
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    As low as $600.00
  14. 1998 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1998 Haut Brion
    99
    RP
    Still incredibly youthful and sporting a lot of fruit, the deep garnet-brick colored 1998 Haut-Brion sashays out of the glass with flamboyant red and black fruits, followed by a tr..." Learn More
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    As low as $879.00
  15. 2000 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    2000 Haut Brion
    100
    DEC
    Is this as good as the 1989? Certainly it is lush and powerful, lingering and expanding in the mouth with sweet tobacco and cigar box notes, along with still young blackcurrant and..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,095.00
  16. 2002 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    2002 Haut Brion
    96
    WE
    Surprisingly lively and fresh, this is still a seriously impressive wine. The high proportion of Semillon is now coming to dominate the Sauvignon, to give a wine that is finely sha..." Learn More
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    As low as $565.00
  17. 2005 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    2005 Haut Brion
    100
    JD
    The 2005 Haut Brion is out of this world and certainly one of the finest wines I’ve ever tasted. Deeper, richer, and more concentrated than the 2000, it offers as pure an exp..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,099.00
  18. 2007 haut brion blanc Bordeaux White
    2007 Haut Brion Blanc
    98
    WE
    The palate opens slowly, offering an initial citrus character, followed by wood and then, finally, wonderfully rich, but taut fruit. There is still a toast character here, with apr..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,085.00
  19. 2009 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    2009 Haut Brion
    100
    JS
    Extravagant and exotic, but still lively, this is a super-concentrated and elegant wine that's already breathtaking, yet has enormous aging potential. Plenty of wet earth and mushr..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    6L
    As low as $1,055.00
  20. 2010 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    2010 Haut Brion
    100
    JD
    Pure perfection and one of truly legendary wines out there, the 2010 is 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc that hit a whopping 14.6% natural alcohol..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $1,039.00
  21. 2015 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    2015 Haut Brion
    100
    JD
    The 2015 Haut Brion is a perfect wine that couldn’t be any better and is certainly at the top of this great vintage. A blend of 50% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the ba..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $3,750.00
  22. 2017 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    2017 Haut Brion
    98
    JS
    This is extremely aromatic and perfumed with crushed-berry, flower, currant and orange-peel character. Full-bodied, very tight and focused with fabulous depth and density that brin..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $2,305.00
  23. 2018 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    2018 Haut Brion
    100
    RP
    The 2018 Haut-Brion is composed of 49.4% Merlot, 38.7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11.9% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, the wine needs a lot of swirling before it begins t..." Learn More
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    As low as $710.00
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