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Ah, France. Thousands of years of experience can’t be wrong. And they certainly make for some epic, dramatic, exciting, and downright delicious stories (not to mention bottles—oh, the bottles!). Ma mére is the gold standard, the place where it all truly began (Mesopotamia, shmesopotamia!). The country from which most, if not all, other wine producing nations, for better or worse, find themselves making comparison. After all, France has kindly given us the crown jewels of Bordeaux; Burgundy, and Champagne. And if that weren’t enough (and, boy, wouldn’t it be??!), there’s so much more.

France has given us the delicious Rhone, both north and southerly in charm; it has given us the bountiful Loire, with its beauteous bounty of food-loving Muscadets, Chenins, Chinons, and Sancerres. It has given us the pretty pinks of Provence, the boot-strap bounty of Languedoc. The aromatic whites of Alsace, and the jaunty juice from Jura. France has given us so much venerable vin (not to mention the model of all models on how to classify it and show it at its very best), it boggles the mind and confounds the palate. How could so much stellar liquid sustenance come from one place?

Well, in large part because of its location, which is pretty magical when you think about just Chablis’ perfect chalky, limestone soils, or the heat-holding pudding stones of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The wind-blocking pine forests of Bordeaux, the fossil-laden lands of Sancerre, or the perfect botrytis-loving storm of morning humidity and dry afternoons in Sauternes.

And for all its dusty old-world charm and pomp, France is full of surprises, too. Just when you think you know her so well, she’ll throw you a Minervois that turns your head, or a crémant that makes you cry with joy. Yup, that’s France—it’s charms are endless and thank goodness is bottles are, too.

261 products in this category, displaying products 73 to 96.

Bordeaux

Chateau Sociando Mallet Medoc 1986

Chateau Sociando Mallet Medoc 1986

$179.97

"A powerful, rich wine as good as many cru classes. Inky color and intense vanilla, violet and cassis aromas; full-bodie...

Bordeaux

Chateau Troplong Mondot St Emilion Grand Cru 2017

Chateau Troplong Mondot St Emilion Grand Cru 2017

$124.99

98+ pts Vinous Media - Antonio Galloni
The 2017 Troplong Mondot is stunning, just as it was en primeur. Rich and ample, ...

Bordeaux

Echo de Lynch Bages Pauillac 2018

Echo de Lynch Bages Pauillac 2018

$53.99
$47.97
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94 pts Jeb Dunnuck
The 2018 Echo De Lynch-Bages checks in as a mix of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and the rest C...

Bordeaux

Leoville-Las Cases Saint Julien 2011

Leoville-Las Cases Saint Julien 2011

$169.97

"One of the more formidably backward and potentially long-lived wines of the vintage, the medium to full-bodied 2011 Leo...

Bordeaux

Leoville-Las Cases St. Julien 2000

Leoville-Las Cases St. Julien 2000

$389.97

98+pts Wine Advocate:
"Along with the Medoc first growths, Leoville Barton, Chateau Montrose, Sociando Mallet, and a han...

Bordeaux

Les Hauts de Smith Haut Lafite Pessac Leognan Blanc 2019

Les Hauts de Smith Haut Lafite Pessac Leognan Blanc 2019

$38.99
$31.97
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90-92 pts Vnous
The 2019 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc has a little more amplitude on the nose than I expected, quite intense...

Bordeaux

Mouton-Cadet Bordeaux Red 2018

Mouton-Cadet Bordeaux Red 2018

$11.99

Winemaker's Notes:
Intense and brilliant red. Dense and elegant, the nose displays an aromatic complexity in which cherr...

Bordeaux

Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux 2000

Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux 2000

$239.97

"Glorious aromas of freshly picked raspberries, with tiny hints of cream and minerals. Full-bodied, with superfine tanni...

Burgundy

A. et P. De Villaine La Digoine Bourgogne Cote Chalonnaise Rouge 2019

A. et P. De Villaine La Digoine Bourgogne Cote Chalonnaise Rouge 2019

$59.99
$53.97
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Vinified in wooden vats for 14 days and then matured in two to five year old barrels. The nose immediately seduces with ...

Burgundy

Alain Burguet Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru Clos de Beze 2006

Alain Burguet Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru Clos de Beze 2006

$264.97

Chambertin-Clos-de-Beze is a Grand Cru vineyard and corresponding appellation of the Cote de Nuits. It forms half of a v...

Burgundy

Arnoux-Lachaux Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Poisets 2011

Arnoux-Lachaux Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Poisets 2011

$79.99

"This has muscle and density to match the black cherry, spice and mineral flavors. The tannins are firm and integrated, ...

Burgundy

Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Chaumes 2012

Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Chaumes 2012

$169.97

"Bursting with cherry, raspberry and floral flavors, this is supple and intense. The firm, vibrant structure creates har...

Burgundy

Bernard Defaix Petit Chablis 2019

Bernard Defaix Petit Chablis 2019

$23.99
$20.97
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What: 100% Chardonnay from Kimmeridgian soil (the same stuff in that other Chablis).

Where: Little Chablis (Burgundy, s...

Burgundy

Briailles Corton Grand Cru Les Bressandes 2014

Briailles Corton Grand Cru Les Bressandes 2014

$124.99
$99.97
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92pts Vinous:
Good full red. Pungent, musky whole-cluster notes of pepper, spices and sandalwood accent raspberry, smoke...

Burgundy

Chandon de Briailles Corton Grand Cru Blanc 2013

Chandon de Briailles Corton Grand Cru Blanc 2013

$124.99
$99.97
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89/100pts Wine Advocate:
The 2013 Corton Blanc actually comes from mainly Corton Bressandes, with 10% from Corton les Ch...

Burgundy

Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses 2018

Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses 2018

$64.99
$58.97
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Organic / Biodynamic

Vergelesses is a tiny Premier Cru climat of the Pernand-Vergelesses appellation. The vines here we...

Burgundy

Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux Monopole 2011

Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux Monopole 2011

$139.97

Steeming from a "local" site location is the bottom of the hill, it was brown, ground limestone, very poor and stony on ...

Burgundy

Desertaux Ferrand Bourgogne Blanc 2020

Desertaux Ferrand Bourgogne Blanc 2020

$24.99
$20.97
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75% Pinot Blanc, 25% Chardonnay

Burgundy

Domaine A. et P. de Villaine Bouzeron de Aligote 2019

Domaine A. et P. de Villaine Bouzeron de Aligote 2019

$43.99
$37.97
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(5% new oak) "Mild reduction dampens the otherwise pretty citrus and white orchard fruit aromas and I would suggest deca...

Burgundy

Domaine A. et P. de Villaine Les Saint Jacques Rully Blanc 2019

Domaine A. et P. de Villaine Les Saint Jacques Rully Blanc 2019

$56.99
$49.97
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(5% new oak) "Mild reduction dampens the otherwise pretty citrus and white orchard fruit aromas and I would suggest deca...

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