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On Cos d'Estournel & Tasting 9 Vintages

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Cos d'Estournel has emerged as one of the best and most consistent producers of Bordeaux. This article details the changes there over the past 20 years and covers a tasting by Fred Swan of nine wines with technical director Dominique Arangoits.

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10 Bordeaux Wines Your Collection Needs

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

If you've recently started collecting wine, you'll want to know the best wines to acquire. As it turns out, Bordeaux wines should be right at the top of your list. These wines blend premium grape varieties - primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot for red Bordeaux, and Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle and Semillon for white Bordeaux. Combined with the estate's pride of production, regional differences help create the bold complexity for which Bordeaux wine is known.

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A Taste of Pomerol's Chateau Lafleur with JJ Buckley

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Chateau Lafleur is one of the most-coveted wines of Bordeaux. The exceptional vineyard, is located in Pomerol, next to Chateau Petrus. It’s quite small, just over 11 acres, delivering high quality but low volume. The grand vin is a complex and long-aging, 50-50 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. JJ Buckley recently hosted tastings of Chateau Lafleur wines in San Francisco at the city’s acclaimed La Folie restaurant with cellar master Omri Ram.

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