I’m including all the Bordeaux blends I can think of here. While it may be difficult to compare a Meritage with Bordeaux and then Bordeaux to a Taglio Bordolese or Cape Blend, I can’t put together a top 10 list of Cape Blends, so this is the road I’m taking.
One other point, I’m not a stickler when it comes to these things. If a bit of Syrah or Barbera ends up in one of my choices, please forgive me. I have a very liberal idea of what this group of wines should consist of, you might even call it antique considering what passed for Bordeaux in the past!
Without further ado, my top 10 favorite Bordeaux influenced blends. You saw what I did there, right?
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