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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: $27   From: $15   To: $54

Search Rank 3001 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 3001st most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 2643rd

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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Price History for 2008 Chateau La Commanderie, Saint-Estephe, France
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Grape Variety

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
  • 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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  • The Medoc district of Bordeaux, amid its coastal lagoons, sand dunes and pine forests, is home to four of the world's most prestigious wine villages: Pauillac, Margaux, Saint-Estephe and ...more


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