Red Bordeaux Blend Wines

Red Bordeaux Blend Wines

Red Bordeaux Blend Wines

Ah, Bordeaux. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that it is considered by many to be the wine capital of the world. From the 1855 Bordeaux Classification to the seemingly countless wine estates that have or would have earned their position in it, this city and the region surrounding it are a must-visit location for every passionate wine enthusiast. The standards of wine quality were defined here, so it is only logical that some of the best wines ever produced took their roots in this sacred soil.

Red Bordeaux wines are typically made of a delicate, precise grape blend. Some of the most impactful and influential grape varietals include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Blends composed of these lovely grapes have a powerful, compelling structure and a gripping, deep, thick flavor (usually with notes of plums or blackcurrant) that intrigues the mind just as much as it stimulates your senses. These wines are as nuanced as you could possibly ask for, with new subtle notes and thoughts you can pick up on with each subsequent glass. The deeper you drink, the more enlightening it is, and every true wine lover can attest to the spiritual experience that comes with one of these blends.

The wine estates of Bordeaux earn their spot on the top through almost inhuman dedication. A huge part of what makes their wines so consistent in quality is a refusal to follow the industrial, sacrilegious food processing trends we see everywhere around us. They allow the wines to express themselves using their own unique voice, and a tasting feels like a conversation as a result.

The sheer number of respectable estates and brands to recommend is staggering. For example, if you can get your hands on a bottle of 1989 Haut-Brion, what you will end up holding is an artifact, a pure expression of raw winemaking prowess. Every year is at least a solid year for a wine from Chateau Latour, and there are many, many more. If you can spare the time, visit Bordeaux one day, and immerse yourself in the world of masterful traditional winemaking.
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  1. Certan De May
    1982 Certan De May - 3L
    96
    RP-NM
    Availability: In Stock
    ...This is the first time that I have encountered this legendary 1982 Pomerol and all I can say is yes, yes and YES! The perfume immediately informs you that the praise is justified, unfurling with gorgeous violet and black truffle aromas. ..." Learn More
    - 3L
    $2,375.00
  2. 1982 Vieux Chateau Certan Bordeaux Red 1.5L
    1982 Vieux Chateau Certan - 1.5L
    96
    JG
    Availability: In Stock
    (Vieux Château Certan) The 1982 Vieux Château Certan is an absolute classic and one of the finest vintages produced at this estate since its golden era in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The bouquet today is still ripe, young an..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $865.00
  3. 1982 La Mission Haut Brion Bordeaux Red 1.5L
    1982 La Mission Haut Brion - 1.5L
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    A monumental wine, this historic La Mission-Haut-Brion was the last vintage made by the descendants of the Woltner family, who had owned this estate for decades prior to selling it to their neighbors, the Dillon family (the American owners ..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $2,915.00
  4. 1982 Haut Brion Bordeaux Red 3L
    1982 Haut Brion - 3L
    97
    RP-NM
    Availability: Available Soon
    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, this is again absurdly young and tight for a wine that is in i..." Learn More
    - 3L
    $5,579.00
  5. 1982 Ducru Beaucaillou Bordeaux Red 375 ml
    1982 Ducru Beaucaillou - 375 ml
    97
    JD
    Availability: In Stock
    The finest bottle I’ve had of this wine (which came from the estate), the 1982 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou continues to drink brilliantly and is a magical Saint-Julien. Still healthy ruby hued with a mature yet insanely complex bo..." Learn More
    - 375 ml
    $245.00
  6. 1982 Petrus Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1982 Petrus - 750 ml
    98
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    From barrel, this remains one of the greatest wines I have ever tasted. Whether fining and filtration pulled more out of it than was intended, only the proprietor knows. However, the 1982 Petrus turned in a strong performance in Philadelphi..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $4,899.00
  7. 1982 Mouton Rothschild Bordeaux Red 1.5L
    1982 Mouton Rothschild - 1.5L
    100
    JD
    Availability: In Stock
    A wine that’s singing today, the 1982 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild is one of those wines that needs to be tasted to be believed. It almost has a California Cabernet-like sexiness and opulence paired with pure Bordeaux class. Still solid ..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $4,850.00
  8. Cheval Blanc (12-Pack OWC)
    1982 Cheval Blanc (12-Pack OWC) - 750 ml
    96+
    JG
    Availability: In Stock
    ...a kaleidoscopic bouquet with dark plum, iodine, minerals and a touch of kirsch that develops with aeration, a perfect symmetry between Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The palate has sweet, sappy entry with crisp acidity...The Cabernet Franc b..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,395.00
  9. 1982 Lafite Rothschild Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1982 Lafite Rothschild - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1982 Lafite possesses a dark, dense ruby/purple color with only a subtle lightening at the rim. Spectacular aromatics offer jammy cherry and black fruits intertwined with lead pencil, mineral, and smoky wood scents. Powerful for a Lafit..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $4,349.00
  10. 1982 Trotanoy Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1982 Trotanoy - 750 ml
    97
    JG
    Availability: In Stock
    (Château Trotanoy) I often have a difficult time handicapping a favorite between the (usually) phenomenal elegance of the 1975 Trot and the larger-scaled and more heroically chiseled 1982. This particular bottle of the 1982 was magnif..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $729.00
  11. 1982 L'Evangile Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1982 L'Evangile - 750 ml
    98
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    A blockbuster, dark plum/garnet-colored wine, the 1982 L’Evangile reveals a decadent, extravagantly rich nose of caramelized fruit, plum, licorice, smoked meats, and toffee. This opulent, full-bodied Pomerol caresses the palate with l..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $749.00
  12. Cos D'Estournel (12-Pack OWC)
    1982 Cos D'Estournel (12-Pack OWC) - 750 ml
    95
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    This 1982 is still displaying a beautiful deep ruby/purple hue as well as a stunning set of aromatics consisting of blue and black fruits, loamy earth, flowers, licorice, and spice box. The wine is medium to full-bodied with sweet tannins, ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $499.00
  13. 1982 La Conseillante Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1982 La Conseillante - 750 ml
    97
    DEC
    Availability: In Stock
    Deep in colour, and a gorgeous wine to smell: warm, fat and rich, brimming with good things – savoury notes, very soft sweet fruits,the autumn land. On the palate, it was amore vital wine than I was expecting: behind lavish raspberry ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $695.00
  14. 1982 La Mission Haut Brion Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1982 La Mission Haut Brion - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    A monumental wine, this historic La Mission-Haut-Brion was the last vintage made by the descendants of the Woltner family, who had owned this estate for decades prior to selling it to their neighbors, the Dillon family (the American owners ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,499.00
  15. 1982 La Mission Haut Brion Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1982 La Mission Haut Brion - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    A monumental wine, this historic La Mission-Haut-Brion was the last vintage made by the descendants of the Woltner family, who had owned this estate for decades prior to selling it to their neighbors, the Dillon family (the American owners ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,499.00
  16. 1982 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1982 Pichon Lalande - 750 ml
    100
    DEC
    Availability: In Stock
    May Eliane de Lencquesaing had been at Pichon since 1978, so four years by the time the 1982 rolled around. The Merlot levels are a little higher than they are today (it was a favourite grape of her father's), but this flamboyant, fleshy st..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $939.00
  17. 1982 Cos D'Estournel Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1982 Cos D'Estournel - 750 ml
    97
    JD
    Availability: In Stock
    I loved this bottle of 1982 Cos d'Estournel, and it was easily the best bottle I’ve had of this wine, which has always shown slightly tired and over the hill for me. It shows classic, even youthful notes of lead pencil, currants and s..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $499.00
  18. 1982 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1982 Cheval Blanc - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    This wine has proven to be one of Bordeaux's modern day legends. Absolutely spectacular for its first 7-8 years after bottling, the wine has gradually begun to reveal more delineation, structure, and tannin. In 1995, the wine appears even y..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,149.00
  19. 1982 Calon Segur Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1982 Calon Segur - 750 ml
    94+
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    ...The multidimensional nose offers up notes of...espresso, black cherries, prunes, cedar, iodine, and iron. Extremely complex aromatically, this full-bodied, still tannic, concentrated, old style Bordeaux has two to three decades of life r..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $265.00
  20. 1982 Leoville Poyferre Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1982 Leoville Poyferre - 750 ml
    95
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    There is no question that Leoville Poyferre was not making wines at the level of quality they have since 1990. That said, the 1982 is a great wine, no doubt because of the vintage rather than the winemaking at that time. A brilliant effort,..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $419.00
  21. Cheval Blanc (12-Pack OWC)
    1985 Cheval Blanc (12-Pack OWC) - 750 ml
    96
    RP-NM
    Availability: In Stock
    ...This is simply a gorgeous Cheval Blanc...It sports a deep garnet colour. The nose is divine: precocious ripe raspberry, wild strawberry, maraschino cherry with stunning delineation. The palate has a seamless texture with a caressing sens..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $899.00
  22. 1985 L'Evangile Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1985 L'Evangile - 750 ml
    95
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    A beautiful L’Evangile and one of the vintage’s top successes, the color still retains a very dense ruby/purple with only a bit of lightening at the edge. A classic nose of liquid intermixed with black raspberries., blackberries..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $425.00
  23. 1985 Lafite Rothschild Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1985 Lafite Rothschild - 750 ml
    96
    JG
    Availability: In Stock
    (Château Lafite-Rothschild) This was my last bottle of ’85 Lafite out of the cellar, as I only bought three bottles when it was released and dearly wish I had bought more, as the wine is rather more expensive today than it was b..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $949.00
  24. 1986 Lafite Rothschild Bordeaux Red 1.5L
    1986 Lafite Rothschild - 1.5L
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1986 possesses outstanding richness, a deep color, medium body, a graceful, harmonious texture, and superb length. The penetrating fragrance of cedar, chestnuts, minerals, and rich fruit is a hallmark of this wine. Powerful, dense, rich..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $4,375.00
  25. 1986 Lafite Rothschild Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1986 Lafite Rothschild - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1986 possesses outstanding richness, a deep color, medium body, a graceful, harmonious texture, and superb length. The penetrating fragrance of cedar, chestnuts, minerals, and rich fruit is a hallmark of this wine. Powerful, dense, rich..." Learn More
    Rating:
    90% of 100
    - 750 ml
    $1,495.00
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