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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 The Left Bank of Bordeaux subscribes to an arguably outdated method of classification that goes back to 1855.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 Duhart-Milon  2008 Front Label
    Chateau Duhart-Milon 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron  2008 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pontet-Canet  2008 Front Label
    Chateau Pontet-Canet 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Latour  2008 Front Label
    Chateau Latour 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  2008 Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • WE97
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    • JS95
    • WS92
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  • Les Forts de Latour  2008 Front Label
    Les Forts de Latour 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau d'Armailhac  2008 Front Label
    Chateau d'Armailhac 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Clerc Milon  2008 Front Label
    Chateau Clerc Milon 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pontet-Canet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008 Front Label
    Chateau Pontet-Canet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Duhart-Milon Moulin de Duhart 2008 Front Label
    Chateau Duhart-Milon Moulin de Duhart 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Haut-Batailley  2008 Front Label
      Chateau Haut-Batailley 2008
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2008
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
      • D94
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    • Chateau Mouton Rothschild  2008 Front Label
      Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2008
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • Carruades de Lafite  2008 Front Label
      Carruades de Lafite 2008
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande  2008 Front Label
      Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2008
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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      • CG93
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    • Chateau Lynch-Bages  2008 Front Label
      Chateau Lynch-Bages 2008
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
      • WE94
      • RP93
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      • WS91
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    • Chateau Duhart-Milon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008 Front Label
      Chateau Duhart-Milon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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