FRANCE - BORDEAUX
Bordeaux red wines are a blend of classically French grape varieties, which include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Carménère was once added to the mix, but it's rarely used these days. While all of these grapes go into a bottle of Bordeaux blend, the majority is made up of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Red Bordeaux blends are medium to full-bodied, with high tannins. The flavors of the wine depend on where specifically in Bordeaux the grapes were grown and how the wine was produced.