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Bordeaux is a wine region that relies on the reputation of its vintages. Highly esteemed years sell easily around the world, while poorly regarded ones are difficult to market even at home. When a year is undervalued and offers excellent wines at relatively low prices, it is called a "sleeper" vintage.
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