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. 1961 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    1961 Calon Segur
    96
    JG
    (Château Calon-Ségur) After having been snake-bitten with bad luck on a couple of occasions (cooked examples) with the 1961 Calon-Ségur, I was delighted to be s..." Learn More
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    As low as $890.00
  2. 1961 talbot Bordeaux Red
    1961 Talbot
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    As low as $670.00
  3. 1969 ausone Bordeaux Red
    1969 Ausone
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    As low as $545.00
  4. 1970 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1970 Lafite Rothschild
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    As low as $890.00
  5. 1970 latour Bordeaux Red
    1970 Latour
    96+
    JG
    Château Latour back in 1970 was still the longest-lived, most consistently excellent and backwards château to be found in all of Bordeaux. For many years after release,..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,065.00
  6. 1971 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1971 Lafite Rothschild
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    As low as $715.00
  7. 1971 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1971 Petrus
    97
    VM
    This bottle of 1971 Petrus is perhaps the best that I have encountered, completely overawing the 1970 served alongside. It boasts a gorgeous bouquet with delineated red berry fruit..." Learn More
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    As low as $5,450.00
  8. 1974 Mouton Rothschild
    1974 Mouton Rothschild
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    As low as $655.00
  9. 1975 la mission haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1975 La Mission Haut Brion
    97
    RP
    This is undisputably the wine of the vintage, a year that was clearly over-exposed and over-rated, largely because it was better than the four vintages that preceded it. However, i..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,395.00
  10. 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
  11. 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
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    As low as $845.00
  12. 1976 Mouton Rothschild
    1976 Mouton Rothschild
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    As low as $540.00
  13. 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
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    As low as $890.00
  14. 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
  15. 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
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    As low as $1,000.00
  16. 1980 Mouton Rothschild
    1980 Mouton Rothschild
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    As low as $600.00
  17. 1980 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1980 Petrus
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    As low as $3,020.00
  18. 1981 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1981 Haut Brion
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    As low as $555.00
  19. 1981 la mission haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1981 La Mission Haut Brion
    92
    JG
    (Château La Mission Haut-Brion) The 1981 La Mission is a very strong example of the vintage and the wine is drinking at its apogee at age thirty-five. The bouquet offers up a..." Learn More
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    As low as $500.00
  20. 1981 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1981 Margaux
    95
    WS
    The other wine of the vintage. Seriously powerful with fabulous color and mint, cassis and berry aromas and flavors. Has a full body and is tannic; still needs time to come around...." Learn More
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    As low as $585.00
  21. 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 $585.00
  22. 1981 palmer Bordeaux Red
    1981 Palmer
    92
    JG
    (Château Palmer) The 1981 vintage at Château Palmer is really lovely middleweight and a wine that offers up lovely sappiness at the core to go along with very refined a..." Learn More
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    As low as $385.00
  23. 1982 calon segur Bordeaux Red
    1982 Calon Segur
    94+
    RP
    Like Certan de May, I bought this in both half and 750 ml bottles. Only recently have the half bottles reached full maturity, and the 750 ml remains a massive, backward wine for lo..." Learn More
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    As low as $425.00
  24. 1982 canon Bordeaux Red
    1982 Canon
    97
    JS
    This wine shows fabulous aromas of stones and flowers with dried fruits and spices. It’s subtle yet full with ultra-fine tannins and a gorgeous, long finish. Drink now.James ..." Learn More
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    As low as $450.00
  25. 1982 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1982 Cheval Blanc
    96+
    JG
    (Château Cheval Blanc) This wine has now been very shut down for the last four or five years, and though there is so much raw material here that the wine is still a joy to dr..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,585.00
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