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  1. $203.40

    Château Gromel Bel Air

    Bordeaux (France), France (France)

    12 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables


    This wine has a beautiful ruby colour, bright with purple reflections. Concentrated dark berry on the nose, it shows a dominant mix of ripe cherry, cassis, blackberry and plum. Silky smooth on the palate, with soft but well-structured tannins, rounded, long with a fruity and lingering finish. This is a well-balanced wine showing a lovely mature character.

    Gold Medal - Concours International de Lyon 2017

    Gold Medal - Gilbert & Gaillard 2016

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  2. $203.40

    Yvon Mau et Fils S.A.

    Bordeaux (France), France (France)

    12 x 750 ml

    Breads, Ham, Red Meat, Vegetables


    Ripe and balanced, this Yvon Mau wine is full of both tannins and great fruits. It is rich and powerful, the flavors generous and ripe. Blackberries dominate along with balanced acidity.

    90 points - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2018

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  3. New Montagne Saint-Emilion by Château Berlière 2010

    $359.40

    Château Berlière

    Bordeaux (France), France (France)

    12 x 750 ml

    Breads, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables


    Château Berlière is adjacent to one of the world’s finest terroirs, and with its remarkably low price in a superb vintage, this is an unbelievable deal. Michel Guillon, assisted by his son Matthieu since 2004, chosen a Montagne Saint-Emilion that combines Merlot (70%) and Cabernets. The 2010 Château Berlière displays a beautiful cherry brilliant colour with purple highlights, a delightful nose with delicate fruitiness revealing intense notes of cherry pit, an ample, round and silky mouth, offering just the right balance and length: a rare Montagne Saint-Emilion excellent in every way.

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  4. $419.70

    Château Clos de Sarpe

    Bordeaux (France), France (France)

    6 x 750 ml

    Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Salted or Marinated Mushrooms, Suckling Pig, Vegetables


    The second wine of the micro-cuvée Chateau Clos Sarpe. Consistently one of the best second wines from St Emilion. The 1998 is a delicious soft and succulent vintage of this lovely Claret showing classic St Emilion aromas and flavours plus some developed flavours of grilled meats, soft toasted oak and herbaceousness on the length. A really lovely wine that is ready now.

    96 Points VINTAGE rating for Saint-Emilion - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
    98 Points VINTAGE rating for Right Bank Bordeaux - Vinous Media
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  5. New Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estephe Grand Cru 2009

    $1,647.00

    Château Cos d'Estournel

    Bordeaux (France), France (France)

    3 x 750 ml

    Breads, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables


    "One of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted, the monumental 2009 Cos D'Estournel has lived up to its pre-bottling potential. A remarkable effort from the winemaking guru Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot (33%) and a touch of Cabernet Franc (2%) was cropped at 33 hectoliters per hectare. It boasts an inky/black/purple color along with an extraordinary bouquet of white flowers interwoven with blackberry and blueberry liqueur, incense, charcoal and graphite. The wine hits the palate with extraordinary purity, balance and intensity as well as perfect equilibrium, and a seamless integration of tannin, acidity, wood and alcohol. An iconic wine as well as a remarkable achievement, it is the greatest Cos d'Estournel ever produced. It is approachable enough at present that one could appreciate it with several hours of decanting, but it will not hit its prime for a decade, and should age effortlessly for a half a century. Drink 2022-2072."
    100 points - Robert Parker, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2012

     

    "Blended of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2009 Cos d'Estournel takes a little coaxing to encourage the full array of exotic spices and decadent black fruits to emerge here: crème de cassis, baked plums, blueberry compote and Black Forest cake intermingled with star anise, fenugreek, cumin seed and Sichuan pepper plus wafts of menthol, violets and smoked meats. Wow—the full-bodied palate bursts with powerful, hedonic black fruit preserves and spices, completely coating the mouth with decadent fruits that are perfectly framed by very firm yet very ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing with a veritable firework display of floral, spice and red fruit notes. Just stunning."
    100 points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Nov 2018

     

    "What a fabulous nose of currants, raspberries and Indian spices. Nutmeg and clover. Full-bodied, with an amazing precision and superb compacted fruit. Endless. Laser guided. Shows such intensity. Decadent and rich and changing all the time. Mystical wine. Dense, yet agile. More refined than when I tasted it in November in Hong Kong. Try in 2018."
    100 points - James Suckling, Feb 2012
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At WineOnline.ca we travel the world to ensure we can offer our clients the best red wine, along with the best red wine to be found anywhere. There are all sorts of types of red wines. To name some we have, dry red wine, sweet red wine, full bodied red wine, medium bodied red wine, light red wine, tannic red wine and structured red wine. There is a litany of words used to describe red wine types. There are 10’s of thousands of red wines produced all over the world. There are 1000's of different red grape varietals. Italy, on its own, has over 2000 indigenous grape varietals used to produce red wines of differing style. The most famous grape varietals used in the productions of top red wines are likely those from Bordeaux which include; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Pinot Noir is another very popular red wine varietal which is the only red grape they use for red wine production in Burgundy. In Burgundy, they do not even label the wines with the varietal, but rather the vineyard from which the grapes were grown. A few of the famous ones are Romanee Conti, La Tache, Vosne Romanee, Nuits St Georges, but there are many more good red wine types. At WineOnline.ca, one of our many, but perhaps our most important, job is to taste as many of these wines as possible, and bring in the best, along with the best values, in order to make them available to our clients. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it.

When it comes to red wine, people’s preferences can be all over the map. Some people choose to take the safe road when it comes to drinking red wine. We do not advocate this approach. Different red wine is going to be appropriate for different times of the day/night/evening etc. The food you are eating is going to affect the taste of your red wine and the taste of your red wine is going to change the flavour of your food. The trick is to find the best red wine takes some experimentation. Don’t just go with the tried and true as you are missing out. Pinot Noir with your fish can be delectable. Nebbiolo with lamb is divine. How could you not love a little Chianti, (Sangiovese), with your eggplant Parmesan? We encourage experimentation. We consider it our job, to help you improve your wine life.