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Médoc

Mostly Merlot

Some Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc

Petit Verdot and Malbec are not often grown

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Haut-Médoc

50-60% Cabernet Sauvignon

30-45% Merlot

Small amounts of Cabernet Franc

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Saint Estéphe

50-60% Cabernet Sauvigon

25-40% Merlot

Small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot

More clay soils here, so more Merlot than Paulliac to the south

"Rustic"

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Pauillac

70% Cabernet Sauvignon

20% Merlot

Northern part is limestone & gravel (more Cab)

Southern part is more gravel & clay (more Merlot)

"Most powerful and long-lived"

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Saint Julien

"Precision and refinement"

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Margaux

Light, gravelly soils = elegant and refined wine with generous aromas

Larger percentage of Merlot by comparison

"An iron fist in a velvet glove"

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Moulis & Listrac

Heavy soils with less drainage

Rougher texture and less polish

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Graves & Pessac-Léognan

75% Reds

25% Whites

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Barsac & Sauternes

Dessert wines from botrytis grapes

Some production of well made white table wines

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Pomerol

Typically have the most percentage of Merlot of all Bordeaux AOCs, usually over 90%

More approachable young, but top chateaux are still very ageworthy

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Saint-Émilion

70-85% Merlot

15-30% Cabernet Franc

Some Cabernet Sauvignon

Some top chateaux (Cheval Blanc, Ausone, Angelus) are atypical with high percentages of Cabernet Franc (47-58%)

Home of "garagistes" movement of the 90's (high alochol, fruit forward, heavily oaked wines)

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Fronsac

Blends of Merlot and Cabernet Franc

"a more rustic Saint-Émilion"

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Côtes de Bordeaux

97% red wine dominated by Merlot

Sauvingon Blanc is primary white varietal

Collection of disparate regions that unified in 2007 to gain more exposure

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Côtes de Bourg

Mostly Merlot

More Cabernet Sauvignon than other right bank AOCs

10% Malbec (more than any other region)

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Entre-Deux-Mers

Only white wine, reds must use generic Bordeaux AOC labeling

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Bordeaux Supérieur

Only red wines allowed

Same grapes allowed as typical Bordeaux

Longer aging requirements and higher alcohol requirements

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Bergerac

East of Bordeaux, good value wines made from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle