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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 The Left Bank of Bordeaux subscribes to an arguably outdated method of classification that goes back to 1855.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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  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild  1988 Front Label
    Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1988
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Latour  1988 Front Label
    Chateau Latour 1988
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lynch-Bages  1988 Front Label
    Chateau Lynch-Bages 1988
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron  1988 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 1988
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Pontet-Canet 1988
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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      • Chateau Mouton Rothschild (bin soiled label) 1988  Front Label
        Chateau Mouton Rothschild (bin soiled label) 1988
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        • Chateau Grand-Puy-Ducasse  1988  Front Label
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          • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  1988  Front Bottle Shot
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            Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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          • Chateau Lafite Rothschild (5 Liter Bottle) 1988  Front Label
            Chateau Lafite Rothschild (5 Liter Bottle) 1988
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          • Chateau Mouton Rothschild (5 Liter Bottle) 1988 Front Label
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          • Carruades de Lafite  1988 Front Label
            Carruades de Lafite 1988
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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          • Chateau Lafite Rothschild (3 Liter Bottle) 1988  Front Label
            Chateau Lafite Rothschild (3 Liter Bottle) 1988
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          • Chateau Latour 1988
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