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2011 Chateau Le Doyenne, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux, France

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $10

Score: 86  
The Wine-Searcher score of 86/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score
91/100  
86/100  
81/100  
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Price History for 2011 Chateau Le Doyenne, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux, 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
  • The Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux appellation is one of the most prolific in the Bordeaux region and produces some of its best-value red wines – their prices unaffected by the high status associated with appellations such as Medoc and Graves.

    The Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux title is separate from the larger Entre-Deux-Mers appellation which dominates the remainder of the land between the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, having gained its independence because of the higher quality of its wines. The smaller appellations of ...more

  • The Cotes de Bordeaux appellation was created in 2009 to merge four existing appellations used in France's Bordeaux region. These four were: Premieres Cotes de Blaye, Cotes de Castillon, Cotes de Francs, and the red wines from the Cadillac district, which previous...more

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