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Chateau Pichon Lalande Pauillac 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Wonderful nose of wet earth, mushrooms and berries. Full to medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Sleek and polished. Needs two...
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Chateau Pontet-Canet Les Hauts De Pontet 2008 750ml

Rated 88 - More flesh than grip, with mulled plum and blackberry fruit laid over graphite and cedar hints. There's a flash of tobacco, though the...
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Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac 2000 750ml

Rated 94+ - Upgraded in score over my original rating, which was several points lower, Alfred Tesseron has done a remarkable job since 1994 with...
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Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac 2008 750ml

Rated 96 - A candidate for the 'wine of the vintage,' Pontet Canet's 2008 boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious aromas of sweet...
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Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac 2010 750ml

Rated 100 - An absolutely amazing wine, from grapes harvested between the end of September and October 17, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon,...
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Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac 2012 750ml

Rated 95 - A wine that makes you want to drink it already. It's stylish with berries, currants, cedar and stone aromas and flavors. Full body, with...
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Le Petit Mouton De Mouton-Rothschild Pauillac 2008 750ml

Rated 92 - I don't remember a second wine of Mouton being so outstanding. This is really plummy and juicy on the nose with flowers and lots of...
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Le Petit Mouton De Mouton-Rothschild Pauillac 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - Offers a sappy core of blackberry and plum fruit, coated with espresso and roasted vanilla notes. Presents a solid loamy edge that...
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Les Tourelles Longueville Pauillac 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - Juicy and concentrated, but approachable already, with layers of plum sauce, fig paste and steeped currant, studded with bittersweet...

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.