Bordeaux Wine

Bordeaux is arguably the most important, certainly the most widely imitated, wine region in the world. Bordeaux is enormous, with over 9,000 wine producers and over 13,000 vineyards. The wines themselves range from some of the most expensive, most famous wines of the world to workmanlike everyday wines that sell in the $10 range.

Red Bordeaux is made from five permitted varieties (a sixth, Carmenère is pretty much extinct is Bordeaux) and even these are among the most planted grapes in the world. The three main grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Malbec, a blending variety in Bordeaux, is most well known as “the grape” of Argentina. Petit Verdot is used in very small quantities.

White Bordeaux, no where near as well known as the red, is made from three permitted varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle. Typically, the blend is 2/3 Sauvignon Blanc and 1/3 Semillon, with some occasional use of Muscadelle.

Bordeaux is divided into three major subregions – Graves, the Médoc, and the “Right Bank”. 

The Gironde estuary, formed by the convergence of the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, divides the Médoc peninsula from the mainland of France. The Médoc holds the appellations of Pauillac, St. Estephe, St. Julien and Margaux. Those appellations are part of the Haut-Médoc, the more prestigious part of the Médoc. The Médoc features Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot and the other grapes usually playing a supporting role.

South of the Gironde, west of the Garonne, lies Graves, home of the Pessac-Leognan appellation and Chateau Haut-Brion. Like the Médoc, the wines of the Graves traditionally feature Cabernet Sauvignon.

To the east of the Gironde and the Dordogne are the “Right Bank” appellations, most famously St. Emilion and Pomerol. This is the largest part of Bordeaux, and the wines traditionally feature Merlot, with Cabernet Franc as the leading support grape.

In 1855, the wines of the Médoc and the Graves were rated by the major wine merchants of the time. 61 modern Chateaux are featured in the so-called “1855 Classification,” the Grandes Crus, the top wines of their day and often, ours. The 61 Chateaux were divided into five groups, known in English as “Growths”. 

The First Growths, the best of the best, were originally limited to four wines – Chateau Latour, Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, Chateau Margaux, and Chateau Haut-Brion. In the only change to the classification not directly caused by mergers or by properties being divided, Chateau Mouton-Rothschild was elevated from 2nd Growth to 1st Growth status in 1973. Of the First Growths, three are from Pauillac (Lafite, Latour and Mouton), one is from Margaux (fittingly, Chateau Margaux) and one is from Pessac-Leognan (Haut Brion). 

From the Right Bank, Chateau Ausone and Chateau Cheval-Blanc (St. Emilion) and Chateau Petrus (Pomerol) are seen as having status equal to the First Growths, although the wines of the Right Bank were not included in the 1855 Classification.

There are two other important areas in Bordeaux, in addition to the thousands of acres of basic Bordeaux wines. The area between the rivers, just before they join to form the Gironde, is known as Entre-Deux-Mers, and is an important area for White Bordeaux. Finally there is Sauternes.

Sauternes (and neighboring Barsac) are the home of one of the most famous sweet wines of the world, rivaled only by Port in that regard. Sauternes is a white wine, made from the same grapes as typical White Bordeaux, with the proportions of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc reversed. Botrytis, a fungus generally despised by grape growers, here is the “Noble Rot.” The grapes are left to almost raisin on the vine, infected by Botrytis, and picked at the last possible moment. The epitome of this appellation is Chateau d’Yquem, considered by many to be “liquid gold.” Sauternes is usually a dessert wine, pairing with cheese, and tart desserts, but the most famous food pairing for Sauternes is actually Foie Gras.

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148 products

La Petite Lune Rouge by Domaine de Chevalier 2018 750ml
67Wine
La Petite Lune Rouge by Domaine de Chevalier 2018 750ml
JS92
A ripe, pretty red with blackberry, dried-tobacco and seaweed aromas and flavors. It’s medium-bodied - Winemaker Description
James Suckling writes: A ripe, pretty red with blackberry, dried-tobacco and seaweed aromas and flavors. James Suckling 91-92
$14.99 $16.99
90+
-12% Staff Pick
Chateau Hyot Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux 2018 750ml 92 pts James Suckling
67Wine
Chateau Hyot Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux 2018 750ml 92 pts James Suckling
99+ Points Critical Acclaim {'WE': '90', 'JS': '92'} Points
A rich, delicious red from this appellation with berry, plum and chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied_read more
$13.99
90+
Chateau Loirac Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2016 750ml
67Wine
Chateau Loirac Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2016 750ml
JS90, JR15.5
On the palate, we find very ripe fruit with a nice freshness, the palate is charming. Round and warm_read more
$15.99 $16.99
90+
-6%
Chateau Larose Trintaudon Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2019 750ml
67Wine
Chateau Larose Trintaudon Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2019 750ml
JS93, D90
Fresh and so fruity on the nose, a lively and bright expression full of zingy blackcurrant, strawberry and red cherry... read more
$26.99 $29.99
90+
-10%
Les Allees de Cantemerle Haut Medoc 2nd Wine of Chateau Cantemerle 2019 750ml
67Wine
Les Allees de Cantemerle Haut Medoc 2nd Wine of Chateau Cantemerle 2019 750ml
90+ Points Critical Acclaim | D90 Points
Wonderfully aromatic and expressive on the nose - the aromas really just jump out the glass. So inviting. Juicy, red fruits - strawberries, raspberries and red cherries _ read more
$22.99 $24.99
90+
-8%
Chateau Vaisinerie Puisseguin Saint Emilion 2019 750ml
67Wine
Chateau Vaisinerie Puisseguin Saint Emilion 2019 750ml
90+ Points | Critical Acclaim
The Merlot brings fruit ( small red fruits notes) and roundness to the wine, while Caberent Franc brings the structure and the spiceness. The palate has a nice roundness with great freshness, supple but powerful tannins. Pair with red meat, game and mushrooms. Winemaker Desccription.
Georgina Hindle of Decanter writes in part: Blue fruits and cola cubes on the nose. Linear and direct, this is powerful but restrained, with a core of dark, juicy fruits and a mineral undertow giving freshness and a velvety-smooth texture to the tannins. 90 Points.
$18.99 $21.99
90+
-14%
Chateau Malescasse Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2020 750ml
67Wine
Chateau Malescasse Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2020 750ml
{'WS': '91', 'D': '93', 'JD': '92', 'JS': '92'}
A touched of char-grilled character, next to bitter chocolate and full black fruit. This is big-boned Haut-Médoc that packs a serious punch at the front_read more
gorgeous, wonderfully expressive Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois. Cabernet Sauvignon aromatics
$39.99 $45.99
90+
-13%
Chateau Lamothe de Haux BLANC 2023 750ml
67Wine
Chateau Lamothe de Haux BLANC 2023 750ml
This flagship white boasts floral and fruity aromas and is fresh and round on the palate with a...
$16.99
Chateau Greysac Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2018 750ml
67Wine
Chateau Greysac Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2018 750ml
JS90
Some woody, lead-pencil aromas here with a red-berry core, as well as sappy notes. The palate has a succulent entry and delivers up-front drinkability. .. read more
$26.99 $29.99
90+
-10%
Chateau de Pez Saint-Estephe 2019 750ml
67Wine
Chateau de Pez Saint-Estephe 2019 750ml
90+ Points Critical Acclaim | WA94, JS93, D93, JD93, WS93
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 de Pez comes tumbling out of the glass with an astonishingly beautiful perfume of lilacs, black cherries and black raspberries over a core of stewed plums, clove oil, dark chocolate and Sichuan pepper_read more
" medium-bodied palate is jam-packed with energetic black fruits, supported by a firm foundation of ripe, grainy tannins and lovely freshness, finishing long and perfumed." _ read more
$49.99 $55.99
90+
-11%
Chateau Cote de Baleau Saint Emilion 2020 750ml
67Wine
Chateau Cote de Baleau Saint Emilion 2020 750ml
Multiple 90+ Points Awards
Another killer wine in the vintage is the 2020 Château Côte De Baleau, which comes from a cooler, north-facing vineyard on the eastern side of the appellation. Almost all Merlot, it offers a medium to full-bodied, mouth-filling, layered style that carries plenty of ripe tannins, terrific mid-palate depth...
Jeb Dunnuck writes 94 Points another killer wine in the vintage is the 2020 Château Côte De....
$29.99 $36.99
90+
-19%
Chateau La Plaige Bordeaux Superieur 2020 750ml
67Wine
Chateau La Plaige Bordeaux Superieur 2020 750ml
The nose shows forest fruits and crushed strawberry notes. The mouth is rich and silky with dense...
$16.99
Staff Pick
Chateau Bonnet Entre Deux Mers 2021 750ml
67Wine
Chateau Bonnet Entre Deux Mers 2021 750ml
Limpid, pale yellow colour, with light silver reflections. A beautiful intensity, nose is marked....
$14.99
90+ScrewTop
Chateau Bel-Air Lussac Saint-Emilion 2019 750ml
67Wine
Chateau Bel-Air Lussac Saint-Emilion 2019 750ml
D93
A nuanced nose, lots going on, sweet spice, perfume and bramble fruits. Chewy, this is round and plump - opulent but then so precise on the palate with real tension_ read more
"Yes, the tannins are abundant and mouth coating but they're soft and fine and this has great execution. You can feel the intensity but it's carried very well"_ read more
$26.99 $29.99
90+
-10%
Echo de Lynch Bages 2nd Label of Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac 2018 750ml
67Wine
Echo de Lynch Bages 2nd Label of Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac 2018 750ml
Multiple 90+ Points Awards
Jeb Dunnuck writes 93 Points the 2018 Echo De Lynch-Bages checks in as a mix of 62% Cabernet...
$64.99 $68.99
90+
-6%
L'Esprit De Chevalier 2nd Wine of Domaine de Chevalier Pessac Leognan 2020 750ml
67Wine
L'Esprit De Chevalier 2nd Wine of Domaine de Chevalier Pessac Leognan 2020 750ml
JS95, D90, V92
This is an extremely polished and refined young wine with gorgeous blackberry, blackcurrant, licorice, dark-chocolate and bark character. It’s full-bodied _read more
$39.99 $44.99
90+
-11%
Chateau Blaignan Medoc Cru Bourgeois Medoc 2018 750ml
67Wine
Chateau Blaignan Medoc Cru Bourgeois Medoc 2018 750ml
This generous wine comes from a 239-acre property. It has weight, layers of black-currant flavors balanced by rich tannins and juicy acidity_read more
$23.99
90+Sustainable
Les Griffons de Pichon Baron Pauillac 2nd label of Pichon Baron 2018 750ml
67Wine
Les Griffons de Pichon Baron Pauillac 2nd label of Pichon Baron 2018 750ml
JD93+, WA91, JR17.5, V93, D90, JS92
An exotic mélange of inky black fruit, chocolate, spice, grilled herbs, espresso and new oak gives the Griffons its extroverted personality_read more
$58.99
90+
Echo de Lynch Bages 2nd Wine of Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac 2019 750ml
67Wine
Echo de Lynch Bages 2nd Wine of Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac 2019 750ml
JD93, V92, D91, WS90
Second wine of Château Lynch-Bages and it's beautifully done, with a more floral, perfumed, pretty style compared to the Grand Vin, yet it still brings plenty of structure. Red and black currants, _ read more
$59.99 $61.99
90+
-3%
Chateau Clos de la Cure Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2020 375ml HALF BOTTLE
67Wine
Chateau Clos de la Cure Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2020 375ml HALF BOTTLE
When it comes to grape varieties, there is a clear predominance of Merlot grapes, which are complemented by Cabernet Franc and a little Cabernet Sauvignon A wine to accompany game and red meat with sauce_read more
$23.99
La Dame De Montrose Saint Estephe 2018 750ml
67Wine
La Dame De Montrose Saint Estephe 2018 750ml
Multiple 90+ Points Awards
94 Points Wine Enthusiast & James Suckling, Decanter writes 93 Points visually gorgeous with bright plum colour. Black cherry and damson on the first sip, clear oak influence with flexible but far-reaching tannic......
$67.99
90+
La Dame de Montrose Saint Estephe 2nd Wine of Chateau Montrose 2014 750ml
67Wine
La Dame de Montrose Saint Estephe 2nd Wine of Chateau Montrose 2014 750ml
Multiple 90+ Points | JA94, V92+, JD90, D90, WS90
Steven Spurrier writes:  An even Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon blend: lots of spice, deep cassis fruit and incredible freshness. Will show soon and last well.  - Decanter 90 Points
$59.99 $64.99
90+
-8%
Chateau Couhins-Lurton Blanc Grand Cru Classé de Graves Pessac-Leognan 2020 750ml
67Wine
Chateau Couhins-Lurton Blanc Grand Cru Classé de Graves Pessac-Leognan 2020 750ml
JA95, JD94
Decanter writes 94 Points really starting to get into its stride under the new direction of...
$48.99 $53.99
90+
-9%
Rothschild Les Lauriers Montagne Saint-Emilion Red Kosher 2022 750ml
67Wine
Rothschild Les Lauriers Montagne Saint-Emilion Red Kosher 2022 750ml
This is a powerful and full-bodied Bordeaux, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.
Mevushal. Perfectly suited for a range of culinary delights, this versatile Bordeaux wine is an...
$26.99 $29.99
Kosher
-10% Staff Pick
La Demoiselle D'Haut-Peyrat Haut Medoc 2021 Red Blend Kosher 750ml
67Wine
La Demoiselle D'Haut-Peyrat Haut Medoc 2021 Red Blend Kosher 750ml
The wine is bursting with wonderful aromas and flavors of blackberry, currant, and subtle licorice..
$34.99
Kosher
Chateau Cantemerle 'Les Allees de Cantemerle' Haut Medoc 2019 375ml HALF BOTTLE
67Wine
Chateau Cantemerle 'Les Allees de Cantemerle' Haut Medoc 2019 375ml HALF BOTTLE
90+ Points | Critical Acclaim
With generous finesse it envelopes the mouth in fruit aromas, already offering great pleasure at so young an age. If you take the time to transfer it to a carafe before serving the wine will start to show its best, especially when accompanying a family-style meal. Winemaker Description.
Jane Anson writes: Touches of dried mushrooms on the nose, this has savoury tannins, soft blueberry and raspberry fruits, soft on the finish. - Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux
$18.99 $21.99
90+
-14%
Chateau du Parc Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2016  750ml
67Wine
Chateau du Parc Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2016 750ml
{'JS': '92'}
James Suckling writes 92 Points very pretty blackberry and orange-peel aromas with floral hints...
$59.99
90+
Chateau Langoa Barton Saint Julien 2009  750ml 92pts Falstaff
67Wine
Chateau Langoa Barton Saint Julien 2009 750ml 92pts Falstaff
{'WS': '93', 'WE': '93', 'WA': '91', 'JS': '93'}
Wine Spectator, James Suckling, Wine Enthusiast all assign 93 Points this vintage is a true...
$122.99
90+
Chateau Leoville Las Cases St. Julien 2006 750ml 96 pts Robert Parker
67Wine
Chateau Leoville Las Cases St. Julien 2006 750ml 96 pts Robert Parker
{'WS': '95', 'WA': '96', 'D': '95', 'JS': '95', 'V': '94'}
The Wine Spectator writes offers a pure nose of crushed raspberry and violet, with aniseed. Full-bodied, with beautiful, well-integrated tannin... , polished texture.. Very beautiful...read more.
The Wine Spectator writes offers a pure nose of crushed raspberry and violet, with aniseed. Full-bodied, with beautiful, well-integrated tannin... , polished texture.. Very beautiful...read more.
$249.99
90+
Chateau Gazin Pomerol 2019 750ml
67Wine
Chateau Gazin Pomerol 2019 750ml
90+ Points Critical Acclaim | V97, D97, JS95, WA94, JD94 Points
James Suckling writes: A perfumed nose of mulberries, plums, chocolate orange and cloves. Hints of toffee, too. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, ripe tannins. Caressing, velvety and rich core of dark fruit. So supple and polished. 88.5% merlot, 7% cabernet sauvignon and 4.5% cabernet franc. Drink after 2024. - James Suckling 95_read more
$109.99
Chateau Langoa Barton Saint Julien 2018 750ml 94 pts James Suckling
67Wine
Chateau Langoa Barton Saint Julien 2018 750ml 94 pts James Suckling
Multiple 90+ Points Awards
Wine Spectator 96 Points, Wine Enthusiast 95 Points beautifully textured and rich in blackcurrant...
$72.99
90+
Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint Julien 2016 ORGANIC 750ml
67Wine
Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint Julien 2016 ORGANIC 750ml
{'WS': '93', 'WE': '94', 'WA': '94', 'D': '95', 'JS': '94', 'V': '93'}
This is well built and powerful, not exactly subtle, but then none of these wines are. Instead you get complex, layered and concentrated inky fruits, with some aniseed too. The balance and elegance of St-Julien comes in through the tailored and fine tannins on the finish,..._read more
$114.99
90+Organic
Chateau Potensac Medoc 2018 750ml 94 pts James Suckling
Chateau Gloria Saint Julien 2016 750ml
67Wine
Chateau Gloria Saint Julien 2016 750ml
Multiple 90+ Points Accolades
Jancis Robinson writes tasted blind. Restrained nose suggests there’s a lot going on here...
$72.99
90+
Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2019 750ml
67Wine
Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2019 750ml
{'WS': '95', 'WA': '94', 'D': '96', 'JS': '96', 'V': '95'}
The palate is medium-bodied with finely-hewn tannins, very well balanced, lovely purity with a caressing and persistent finish_read more
$79.99
90+