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Pauillac Wine Bordeaux, France

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The leader on the Left Bank in number of first growth classified producers within its boundaries, Pauillac has more than any of the other appellations, at three of the five. Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild border St. Estephe on its northern end and Chateau Latour is at Pauillac’s southern end, bordering St. Julien.

While the first growths are certainly some of the better producers of the Left Bank, today they often compete with some of the “lower ranked” producers (second, third, fourth, fifth growth) in quality and value. The Left Bank of Bordeaux subscribes to an arguably outdated method of classification that goes back to 1855. The finest chateaux in that year were judged on the basis of reputation and trading price; changes in rank since then have been miniscule at best. Today producers such as Chateau Pontet-Canet, Chateau Grand Puy-Lacoste, Chateau Lynch-Bages, among others (all fifth growth) offer some of the most outstanding wines in all of Bordeaux.

Defining characteristics of fine wines from Pauillac (i.e. Cabernet-based Bordeaux Blends) include inky and juicy blackcurrant, cedar or cigar box and plush or chalky tannins.

Layers of gravel in the Pauillac region are key to its wines’ character and quality. The layers offer excellent drainage in the relatively flat topography of the region allowing water to run off into “jalles” or streams, which subsequently flow off into the Gironde.

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  • Les Forts de Latour  2005 Front Label
    Les Forts de Latour 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • WS94
    • JS94
    • RP93
    • WE92
    • W&S91
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  • Chateau Duhart-Milon  2005 Front Label
    Chateau Duhart-Milon 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • WS93
    • RP93
    • WE90
    3.7 8 Ratings
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  • Chateau Pontet-Canet  2005 Front Label
    Chateau Pontet-Canet 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • JD98
    • RP97
    • WS96
    • CG95
    • WE94
    • W&S90
    4.7 19 Ratings
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  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild  2005 Front Label
    Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • WS98
    • RP98
    • JS98
    • WW96
    • WE95
    4.4 12 Ratings
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  • Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron  2005 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • CG96
    • W&S96
    • JD96
    • WS94
    • RP93
    4.5 11 Ratings
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  2005 Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • WE99
    • WS98
    • RP98
    • W&S98
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  • Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal  2005 Front Label
    Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • WS93
    • RP90
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  • Chateau Clerc Milon  2005 Front Label
    Chateau Clerc Milon 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • WS95
    • RP93
    • W&S93
    • WE91
    • CG90
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  • Chateau d'Armailhac  2005 Front Label
    Chateau d'Armailhac 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • W&S92
    • RP90
    • WS90
    • WE90
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  • Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste  2005 Front Label
    Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • JS97
    • WS93
    • RP92
    • W&S90
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  • Chateau Lynch-Bages  2005 Front Label
    Chateau Lynch-Bages 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • WE96
    • W&S96
    • JS96
    • WS93
    • RP92
    • CG90
    4.4 8 Ratings
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  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild (cut capsule) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Mouton Rothschild (cut capsule) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • RP98
    • WS98
    • JS98
    • WW96
    • WE95
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  • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande  2005 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • D96
    • WE95
    • WS93
    • JS93
    4.7 6 Ratings
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    Currently Unavailable $159.00
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