Bordeaux is the 900 lbs elephant in the room when talk turns to Cabernet-based wine, even if they’re not always mostly Cabernet and sometimes don’t have any Cabernet in them for that matter. This doesn’t bother me since the point of this discussion is focusing on the group of grapes that make up Bordeaux. Cabernet is certainly king, but one that generally benefits from having an entourage.
Bordeaux has been on a roll as of late, with great vintages in 2010, 2009, 2005 and 2000, as well the very good 2001. 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008 all have their high points as well. In fact, there have been good wines produced in every vintage of the decade!
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