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Chateau Batailley Pauillac 2011 750ml

Rated 91+ - An attractive nose of creme de cassis, earth and oak jumps from the glass of this dense ruby/purple-colored wine. A classic, impressive...
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Chateau Bellegrave Pauillac 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Beautiful core of fruit to this wine with blueberry, violet and light sandalwood character. Full body, fine tannins and a clean and...
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Chateau Clerc Milon Pauillac 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - Juicy and nicely framed with a singed bay leaf note, which allows the medium-weight core of crushed plum and mulled fig to glide along...
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Chateau D'armailhac Pauillac 2000 750ml

Rated 91 - This continues to be one of the most seductive and luscious d'Armailhacs I have ever tasted. It may be my favorite vintage of...
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Chateau D'armailhac Pauillac 2005 750ml

Rated 90+ - This powerful, tannic, structured effort from Mouton-Rothschild's stable is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, and the rest...
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Chateau D'armailhac Pauillac 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - The finest d'Armailhac I have tasted to date, the 2009 is largely Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) blended with a big wallop of Merlot (25%) and...
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Chateau D'armailhac Pauillac 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - This is very polished and refined with blackcurrant, raspberry and citrus-peel undertones. Full body, extremely fine texture and a long,...
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Chateau Duhart-Milon Pauillac 2006 750ml

Rated 92 - It is no longer an insider's secret that the investments made by the Rothschild family (of Lafite) in Duhart Milon are paying big...
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Chateau Duhart-Milon Pauillac 2010 750ml

Rated 96 - Dense purple, with classic notes of cedar and lead pencil shavings as well as gobs of back currants and licorice, the wine has a...
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Chateau Duhart-Milon Pauillac 2012 750ml

Raetd 92 - Lots of currants, dried strawberries, sweet tobacco and cedar on the nose. Full to medium body and a solid structure. Reminds me of some...
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Chateau Fombrauge St. Emilion 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - A fruity wine with blackberry, walnut and wet earth character. Full-bodied, round and fresh. Slightly better from barrel. Delicious....
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Chateau Fonbadet Pauillac 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - A very pretty Pauillac that shows blackcurrants, mint and berry character. Full to medium body, super-integrated and fine tannins and a...
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Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse Pauillac 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - This suave, lush, opulently-styled 2008 exhibits a dark ruby/purple hue, medium body, and attractively forward, sweet notes of creme de...
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Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse Pauillac 2010 750ml

Rated 92-94 - The recent resurrection and impressive quality emerging from Grand-Puy-Ducasse is obvious in their prodigious 2010. An...
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Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse Pauillac 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - This is structured for the vintage with lots of polished tannins and pretty fruit to add. Full-bodied but racy and refined. Very well...
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Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac 2003 750ml

Rated 92 - Blackberry and licorice aromas, with full body, very fine tannins and a long finish. Very silky. So much for jammy wines in 2003. Very...

Bordeaux Pauillac Red Bordeaux

There are few wine regions in the world with a reputation as glowing and well established as that of the Bordeaux, in France. Situated mainly around the Dordogne and Gironde rivers, Bordeaux makes the most of its humid climate and rich, clay and gravel based soils to grow some of the finest examples of red and white grape varietals on earth. Wineries in this region have been in operation for hundreds of years, and have carefully developed the expertise required for the production of carefully balanced and utterly delicious blended red and white wines, alongside some exceptional single variety bottles. Many of the chateaux found in Bordeaux have become household names, due to their prestige and the excellence of their products, grown with love and dedication by heritage wineries in this beautiful and special region.

The commune consists of only 3000 acres of vineyards in the Haut-Medoc between the villages of Saint-Julien to the south and Saint-Estephe to the north, but is home to three of Bordeaux's five first growth wines: Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Latour, and Chateau Mouton Rothschild.

A classic Pauillac wine is rich, dense-coloured, full-bodied and profound with an elegant mix of black currants and cedary oak that is luxurious and distinguished when mature. There is a wide variation on this theme throughout Pauillac, in part due to the differing terrain across the region. This is shown within the 3 First growths where the Lafite is complex and elegant, the Mouton-Rothschild is voluptuous with power and the Latour is full yet refined. There are many other styles amongst Pauillac's Chateaux, ranging from elegant wines which are drinkable younger, such as Pichon Lalande to the more tannic, deep style of Lynch-Bages.

This commune, on the banks of the Gironde, has small hills which are unusual in the Medoc. The soil contains heavy gravel which is important to the wine growing as it reflects the sun and allows excellent drainage. It is differences in the subsoil that contribute towards each Chateau's style. Lafite has a limestone base which leads to a softer, aromatic flavour; Mouton-Rothschild has sand within its gravelly soil which produces its richness, and Latour enjoys a bed of predominantly gravel enabling it to be consistent even in wet years.

This region of Haut Medoc sets the standard for each Bordeaux vintage and is a wonderful and impressive representative. A great deal of pleasure awaits anyone exploring this wonderful appellation.


There are few regions in the world with stricter regulations in regards to wine production and grape varietals than those found in Bordeaux, France. Here, in the home of the world's finest wines, the type and quality of grapes used is of utmost importance, and the legendary wineries which work on the banks of the Gironde river have mastered the careful art of juice blending to find the perfect balance for their produce. Whilst there are six 'official' Bordeaux grapes, the two key varietals for almost every fine Bordeaux wine are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and with good reason. Whilst Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are renowned for their acidity and astringency, strong fruit and spice flavors and full body, Merlot grapes are notably rounded, soft, fleshy and lighter on tannin. The combination of these two varietals, along with a small percentage of (commonly) Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc, is the perfect balancing act – the two grape varietals cancel out each others weaker points, and accentuate all that is good about the other.