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2008 Chateau La Commanderie, Saint-Estephe, France

Wine Notes

Tasting note: Full bodied, very tannic, slightly rustic, simple red with moderate length. Ready to drink now. Tasted in: Beijing, China. Maturity: Drink. (16-May-2012) [Asian Palate Jeannie Cho Lee]

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $32   From: $17   To: $54

Search Rank 2514 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 2514th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 4018th

Score: 79. When to drink: 2011 to 2014
The Wine-Searcher score of 79/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
73/100    
15.3/20   2011 to 2014
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 Bronze
Concours General Agricole Paris 2010 Silver
Concours des Grands Vins de France Macon 2010 Bronze
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Price History for 2008 Chateau La Commanderie, Saint-Estephe, France
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Grape Variety: Bordeaux Blend Red

A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape-variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com). Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Saint-Estephe wine region

    Saint-Estephe is one of the many famous wine-growing areas of Bordeaux and gives its name to the red wine appellation AOC Saint-Estephe. Situated at the northern end of the Haut-Medoc region on the gravelly western shores of the Gironde estuary, Saint-Estephe is separated from its famous neighbor, Pauillac, only by a stream, yet there are significant differences between them.

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  • Haut-Medoc wine region

    Haut-Medoc is the large southern section of the greater Medoc district of Bordeaux in south-western France and also the name of the appellation that covers the vineyards here. It accounts for two-thirds of the Medoc peninsula and produces more fine wine per acre than almost anywhere else in the world.

    The Haut-Medoc is home to the 'famous four' Bordeaux appellatio ... more


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