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. 1967 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1967 Lafite Rothschild
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $760.00
  2. 1970 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1970 Lafite Rothschild
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $890.00
  3. 1971 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1971 Lafite Rothschild
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $715.00
  4. 1973 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1973 Lafite Rothschild
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $805.00
  5. 1976 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1976 Lafite Rothschild
    96
    JS
    This is the wine of the vintage. I love the rosewater, currants and citrus character to this now. It's still full body yet so ethereal. It goes on and on in the finish turning cre..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $845.00
  6. 1978 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1978 Lafite Rothschild
    94
    WS
    Beautiful deep-garnet color, with classic Médoc flavors of plum, spice, earth and mineral. Tannic, well-balanced, mouth-filling, chewy in its intensity but needs time. Drink..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $935.00
  7. 1979 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1979 Lafite Rothschild
    92
    WS
    Fruity, deep and firm, filled with plum and cherry, backed by youthful, stiff tannins. Needs time for complexity to develop. Try in 1995.--Lafite Rothschild vertical.Wine Spectator..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $870.00
  8. 1982 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1982 Lafite Rothschild
    98
    DEC
    As with the last time I drank this wine two years ago, it is still full of life and energy, with that classic Lafite quality of effortless drinkability. Utterly moreish, it has an ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $4,255.00
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 1986 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1986 Lafite Rothschild
    100
    DEC
    We are in perfectly-aged claret territory here, the most beautiful impression of a wine at its plateau. It's perfectly ready to drink and is still generous, with a long life ahead ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,599.00
  12. 1987 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1987 Lafite Rothschild
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,015.00
  13. 1990 carruades de lafite Bordeaux Red
    1990 Carruades De Lafite
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $530.00
  14. 1990 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1990 Lafite Rothschild
    96
    RP
    Interestingly, a bottle of 1990 Lafite Rothschild I pulled from my cellar for a video blog on my web site was still buttoned down, tight, and even with extended decanting was not s..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,310.00
  15. 1992 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1992 Lafite Rothschild
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $980.00
  16. 1993 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1993 Lafite Rothschild
    91
    JS
    Aromas of peat and fruits, with hints of cedar and berries. Full and velvety with good fruit and a medium finish. Goes mushroomy. A little light.James Suckling | 91 JS..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,030.00
  17. 1995 carruades de lafite Bordeaux Red
    1995 Carruades De Lafite
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $460.00
  18. 1995 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1995 Lafite Rothschild
    98
    JS
    I pulled this lone bottle out of my cellar at the last minute to remind some Italian vintners of the great quality of the 1995 Bordeaux vintage. They seem to be finally opening up!..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,195.00
  19. 1996 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1996 Lafite Rothschild
    100
    DEC
    An elegant but muscular Lafite, really summing up the trajectory that this wine takes over decades in a good vintage. It started out in its early years with huge concentration, mor..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,455.00
  20. 1997 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1997 Lafite Rothschild
    92
    RP
    Only 26% of the crop made it into the final blend, resulting in only 15,000 cases of the 1997 Lafite-Rothschild. Readers should not ignore this wine because of the negative press s..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $2,250.00
  21. 1998 lafite rothschild Bodeaux Red
    1998 Lafite Rothschild
    98
    RP
    A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, this wine represents only 34% of Lafite's total harvest. In a less than perfect Medoc vintage, it has been spectacular since birth..." Learn More
    As low as $1,119.00
  22. 1999 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1999 Lafite Rothschild
    95
    RP
    The 1999 Lafite Rothschild sports an engraved "1999" on the bottle along with an eclipse to mark that significant historical event of August, 1999. It is a quintessential..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,080.00
  23. 2000 carruades de lafite Bordeaux Red
    2000 Carruades de Lafite
    90
    RP
    A brilliant second wine, the 2000 Carruades de Lafite (51.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42.3% Merlot, 4.9% Cabernet Franc, and 1.4% Petit Verdot), aged in 10-15% new French oak, shows won..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $500.00
  24. 2000 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    2000 Lafite Rothschild
    100
    JS
    The nose is fresh, bright, and dense. With aromas of violets, minerals, spices, cool stones, mint, dark fruits, and plum skins, this is beautiful. Very much still a baby right now,..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
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    6L
    As low as $2,090.00
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