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. 1975 les forts de latour Bordeaux Red
    1975 Les Forts De Latour
    90
    DEC
    The wines at Latour were being made by Jean-Paul Gardère and Henri Martin in 1975. This is hugely impressive for a second wine (the label made its first appearance in the 19..." Learn More
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    As low as $265.00
  2. 1978 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1978 Leoville Las Cases
    90
    RP
    The 1978 Las Cases has taken on a garnet hue with some dark ruby tints. The nose is more complex and penetrating than the flavors. The wine offers classic, mineral, lead pencil, sm..." Learn More
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    As low as $260.00
  3. 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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    As low as $615.00
  4. 1983 la lagune Bordeaux Red
    1983 La Lagune
    91+
    JG
    (Château La Lagune) Prior to our tasting in October, I had not crossed paths with a bottle of the ’83 La Lagune since the early years of the 1990s, and the wine has age..." Learn More
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    As low as $99.95
  5. 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
  6. 1985 grand puy ducasse Bordeaux Red
    1985 Grand Puy Ducasse
    90
    WS
    Very pretty plum, cherry and cedar flavors in a sleek, elegant, well define ins are supple and in proportion.Wine Spectator | 90 WS..." Learn More
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    As low as $99.95
  7. 1985 gruaud larose Bordeaux Red
    1985 Gruaud Larose
    91
    RP
    Fully mature, the dark garnet-colored 1985 exhibits notes of tapenade, earth, sweet berry and black currant fruit, and possibly a hint of black truffles. The wine is lush, medium t..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  8. 1985 palmer Bordeaux Red
    1985 Palmer
    90
    RP-NM
    Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 1985 Château Palmer was clearly a favourite amongst the participants in the tasting, although here I actually concu..." Learn More
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    As low as $400.00
  9. 1986 latour Bordeaux Red
    1986 Latour
    91
    RP
    The 1986 Latour has a deep ruby/purple color, and a moderately intense bouquet of mineral-scented, blackcurrant fruit intermixed with the classic walnut scents that seem to emerge ..." Learn More
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    As low as $380.00
  10. 1987 Mouton Rothschild
    1987 Mouton Rothschild
    91
    JG
    (Château Mouton-Rothschild) This was the last vintage to be made by the Baron de Rothschild, and I have always had a sneaky suspicion that the 1987 may have been made a bit m..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,285.00
  11. 1988 palmer Bordeaux Red
    1988 Palmer
    90
    WS
    Aromas of coffee bean, tobacco and plum follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a long finish. A little rustic, but rich and youthful. Chewy. It would be better with ..." Learn More
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    As low as $350.00
  12. 1988 Prunotto Barolo Bussia
    1988 Prunotto Barolo Bussia
    90
    RP
    This firm has been making spectacular wines recently. Their 1988s are excellent, and their 1989s potentially superb. This difference in vintages is well-displayed in Prunotto's Bar..." Learn More
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    As low as $400.00
  13. 1989 duhart milon Bordeaux Red
    1989 Duhart Milon
    90
    WS
    Offers leather and earth on the nose, subtle and perfumed. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and firm tannins. Fresh and rich, with a clean finish of chocolate and fruit. Not..." Learn More
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    As low as $140.00
  14. 1990 beychevelle Bordeaux Red
    1990 Beychevelle
    90
    WS
    Dark ruby color. Lots of earth, berry and leather aromas. Full-bodied, with chocolate, berry and earth flavors. Velvety tannins. Delicious, funky Beychevelle.--1990 Bordeaux retros..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  15. 1990 larrosee Bordeaux Red
    1990 L'Arrosee
    90
    RP
    Toasty oak, loamy soil, sweet black cherry and black currant, and a whiff of herbs emerge from this mid-weight 1990's moderately intense bouquet. It reveals the sweetness, lushness..." Learn More
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    As low as $145.00
  16. 1990 lisini brunello di montalcino Brunello
    1990 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino
    90
    WS
    A big and muscular wine with plenty of berry, cherry, mineral character and just the right amount of new wood as accent. Full-bodied, with full tannins and a fresh finish. Better i..." Learn More
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    As low as $155.00
  17. 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
  18. 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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    As low as $670.00
  19. 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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    As low as $670.00
  20. 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
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    As low as $1,030.00
  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. 1993 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1993 Leoville Las Cases
    90
    RP
    Michel Delon, a great man, is the consummate proprietor, meticulously administering this vast estate spread out along the St.-Julien/Pauillac border, separated from Latour's finest..." Learn More
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    As low as $215.00
  23. 1993 mouton rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1993 Mouton Rothschild
    90
    DEC
    1993 was not a great year, with rainfall in September spoiling what had looked like a very fine vintage. The 1993 Mouton is perhaps better known for the controversial label by Balt..." Learn More
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    As low as $700.00
  24. 1994 ducru beaucaillou Bordeaux Red
    1994 Ducru Beaucaillou
    90
    RP
    Ducru-Beaucaillou experienced an uncharacteristically shaky period between 1986 and 1990. The winemaking did not suffer, but the inconsistency from bottle to bottle (too many wines..." Learn More
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    As low as $200.00
  25. 1994 gazin Bordeaux Red
    1994 Gazin
    90
    RP
    As I have indicated in previous Bordeaux reports, this estate is one of the up and coming stars of Pomerol. The well-situated vineyard adjacent to Petrus is capable of producing sp..." Learn More
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    As low as $120.00
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