Say what you like about Bordeaux wines, you can't escape one fact: They matter. Curiously, as wines they don't matter anywhere near as much as they used to. Before the 1980s, Bordeaux was rightly seen as the world's sole repository of great Cabernet (the Médoc) and Merlot (St.
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