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 $990.00
  2. 1961 talbot Bordeaux Red
    1961 Talbot
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    As low as $795.00
  3. 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 $1,185.00
  4. 1973 Mouton Rothschild
    1973 Mouton Rothschild
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    As low as $705.00
  5. 1973 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1973 Petrus
    91
    VM
    Winemaker and Pomerol deity Jean-Claude Berrouet has often told me how he considers the 1975 Pétrus as his first success, the preceding vintages more trial and error. (Those..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,945.00
  6. 1975 ducru beaucaillou Bordeaux Red
    1975 Ducru Beaucaillou
    93
    VM
    The 1975 Ducru Beaucaillou is a vintage that I had not encountered for 15 years but my God, what a wonderful wine! Surely the best between 1970 and 1982, the 1975 is beautifully ba..." Learn More
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    As low as $240.00
  7. 1975 latour Bordeaux Red
    1975 Latour
    94
    JG
    (Château Latour) The 1975 Latour is a very good example of the vintage, which was nowhere near as successful in the Médoc as it was in the Right Bank and Graves. But, ..." Learn More
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    As low as $765.00
  8. 1975 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    1975 Lynch Bages
    91
    DEC
    Jean-Michel Cazes’ third vintage, and his records of the harvest note excellent weather conditions almost every day up in Pauillac. Harvest of Merlot began at Lynch Bages on ..." Learn More
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    As low as $210.00
  9. 1975 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1975 Petrus
    98
    RP
    One of the most rustic and powerful Petrus of the last 25 years, this wine still has a murky garnet/plum/purple color, a gorgeous nose of overripe black cherries, mocha, caramel, c..." Learn More
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    As low as $3,925.00
  10. 1976 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1976 Cheval Blanc
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    As low as $565.00
  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 $940.00
  12. 1976 latour Bordeaux Red
    1976 Latour
    92
    JG
    (Château Latour) This is from that era when Latour made good wines in virtually every vintage and the 1976 is an eminently satisfying and complete wine. There is not quite th..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,445.00
  13. 1978 ducru beaucaillou Bordeaux Red
    1978 Ducru Beaucaillou
    90
    JG
    (Château Ducru-Beaucaillou) The 1978 Ducru is one of the unequivocal successes from this vintage. The wine shows just a bit of the overt bell pepper tones of this year, which..." Learn More
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    As low as $210.00
  14. 1978 latour Bordeaux Red
    1978 Latour
    92
    WS
    Better than I anticipated. A sleek and racy wine.Ruby-amber color. Aromas of cedar, cigar box,tobacco, mint and mushrooms, with hints of redfruits, follow though to a medium body w..." Learn More
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    As low as $780.00
  15. 1978 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1978 Margaux
    93
    JD
    The 1978 Château Margaux is drinking at point today yet is still lively and youthful. Offering a classy, elegant, medium to full-bodied style as well as perfumed notes of dar..." Learn More
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    As low as $695.00
  16. 1979 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1979 Cheval Blanc
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    As low as $645.00
  17. 1979 latour Bordeaux Red
    1979 Latour
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    As low as $695.00
  18. 1979 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    1979 Lynch Bages
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    As low as $180.00
  19. 1979 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1979 Petrus
    90
    WS
    A rather hard wine, with a firm backbone of silky tannins and sweet black olive, vanilla and berry aromas and flavors.--Pétrus vertical. Best from 1992 through 1995. Wine Sp..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,750.00
  20. 1980 Cos D'Estournel
    1980 Cos D'Estournel
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    As low as $255.00
  21. 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 $535.00
  22. 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 $550.00
  23. 1981 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1981 Petrus
    90
    WS
    A bit tough, but there's very ripe and velvety fruit underneath the armor. Offers classic aromas of black olives, berries and smoke; full-bidied, with tough tannins and a long fini..." Learn More
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    As low as $3,240.00
  24. 1982 ausone Bordeaux Red
    1982 Ausone
    97
    JG
    (Château Ausone) Prior to this bottle, I had never tasted a pristine example of the 1982 Ausone. As I alluded to in the introduction, some importers seem to have been more sc..." Learn More
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    As low as $849.00
  25. 1982 beychevelle Bordeaux Red
    1982 Beychevelle
    94
    RP
    I have noticed serious bottle variation with this wine, but recently it has been consistently scoring in the 94-96 point range. Beautifully sweet, slightly herbaceous black currant..." Learn More
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    As low as $395.00
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