Chateau Rauzan Despagne Bordeaux Superior Grand Reserve 2005
About the Region
There are almost 40 appellations within the Bordeaux region, from famous ones like Pauillac, Margaux, and Pomerol to such more obscure ones as Moulis, Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux, Graves-de-Vayres, and Loupiac. Many wines from the region are labeled simply as bordeaux or bordeaux superieur. The large region of Entre-Deux-Mers (literally "between two seas," the "seas" being the Garonne and Dordogne rivers), once famous for everyday white wines, has lately produced excellent reds in the garagiste style. There are also branded proprietary blends like the ubiquitous Mouton-Cadet. Some of the lesser-known wines of Bordeaux offer great value.