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. 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
  3. 1996 talbot Bordeaux Red
    1996 Talbot
    93
    DEC
    In terms of weather in this vintage, bud-break came on 25 March after a cold start to the year, followed by a mixed May then a heatwave in June that saw good flowering. July was co..." Learn More
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    As low as $295.00
  4. 1998 talbot Bordeaux Red
    1998 Talbot
    91
    VM
    The 1998 Talbot remains youthful in appearance. Certainly the bouquet has remained vigorous and with commendable fruit concentration over 20-years, replete with red cherries, cranb..." Learn More
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    As low as $185.00
  5. 2005 talbot Bordeaux Red
    2005 Talbot
    94
    DEC
    I'm not sure you need me to recap the weather conditions in 2005 as it's such a famous, and relatively recent, year. Suffice to say, it was pretty close to a perfect year, with spo..." Learn More
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    As low as $149.00
  6. 2010 talbot Bordeaux Red
    2010 Talbot
    94
    DEC
    Always a more understated style, and this is benchmark stuff from Talbot. If you had to close your eyes and say what St-Julien tastes like you could do a lot worse than bring this ..." Learn More
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    As low as $155.00
  7. 2018 talbot Bordeaux Red
    2018 Talbot
    96
    JS
    Rich aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, chocolate, tobacco and licorice. Oyster shell, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, well integrated tannins. Polished, silky layers with ..." Learn More
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    As low as $105.00
  8. 2019 connetable de talbot Bordeaux Red
    2019 Connetable de Talbot
    92
    DEC
    Milk chocolate creaminess on the nose, soft and delicate, with blackcurrant sweets. Good definition here, chewy tannins but they're well integrated and support the bright fruit, bu..." Learn More
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    As low as $45.00
  9. 2019 talbot Bordeaux Red
    2019 Talbot
    95
    JS
    Ripe redcurrants and plums with violet and other flowers on the nose. Full-bodied with firm, polished tannins that are ripe yet firm. Pure fruit here. Pretty center-palate. Chewy f..." Learn More
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    As low as $90.00
  10. 2019 tour saint christophe Bordeaux Red
    2019 Tour Saint Christophe
    96
    JS
    Beautiful, intense fruit, dark-earth and chocolate character on the nose. Full-bodied with great density and plush, fine tannins that give a fine-velvet texture. It’s extreme..." Learn More
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    As low as $55.00
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