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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 The Left Bank of Bordeaux subscribes to an arguably outdated method of classification that goes back to 1855.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 Pontet-Canet  2016 Front Label
    Chateau Pontet-Canet 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • JS97
    • WS95
    4.4 83 Ratings
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  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild  2009 Front Label
    Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • JS98
    • WE96
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  • Chateau Lynch-Bages  2017 Front Label
    Chateau Lynch-Bages 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • JS95
    • WE95
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    • D95
    • WS94
    • RP94
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  • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande  2009 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • WS94
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  • Chateau Lynch-Bages  2014 Front Label
    Chateau Lynch-Bages 2014
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • JS96
    • WE95
    • D95
    • WS94
    • RP92
    4.7 15 Ratings
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  2015 Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2015
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • JS99
    • D97
    • RP96
    • JD96
    • WS95
    3.9 12 Ratings
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  • Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron  2015 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 2015
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • WE98
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    • RP97
    • WW96
    • JS95
    • WS95
    • D95
    • CG95
    4.4 18 Ratings
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  • Chateau Pontet-Canet  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Pontet-Canet 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • JS100
    • RP100
    • WE98
    • JD98
    • WS97
    4.5 66 Ratings
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  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild  2016 Front Label
    Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • JS100
    • V100
    • RP100
    • JD100
    • D99
    • WE98
    • WS98
    4.5 45 Ratings
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  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild  2015 Front Label
    Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2015
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • JS99
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    • RP98
    • D98
    • WE98
    • WS96
    4.4 16 Ratings
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • RP100
    • WE100
    • JS99
    • D98
    • WS97
    4.3 21 Ratings
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  2009 Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • WW99
    • WS98
    • D98
    • RP97
    • WE97
    4.6 30 Ratings
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  1996 Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • JS97
    • WS96
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  • Chateau Latour (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009  Front Label
    Chateau Latour (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron  2018  Front Label
    Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • WE100
    • WW100
    • D97
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    • RP96
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    Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • V98
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    • D96
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