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Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac 2010 750ml

Rated 95 - An absolutely magnificent wine from this very popular estate, which sits well off the Route du Vin, just to the southwest of the town of...
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Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - This is very muscular with blackcurrant, blueberry and mineral character. Full and tight now but this shows a serious backbone of...
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Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac 1995 750ml

Rated 90 - A bit coarse now, but massive. Sweet berry aromas with hints of citrus and smoke. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a long,...
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Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac 2005 750ml

Rated 93 - Very aromatic, showing blackberry and currant aromas, with some licorice. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a rich, decadent,...
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Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac 2006 750ml

Rated 92 - Dark ruby purple in color, with aromas of currant and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a delicious finish. Tight now,...
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Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - Singed bay leaf and briar notes run along the edges, with ripe, almost sappy blackberry, black cherry and currant fruit leading to a...
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Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - One of the best efforts from this estate since the 1982, this wine remains fairly priced. It exhibits ripe blue and black fruits, a...
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Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac 2011 750ml

Rated 89-92 - Lively, with good lift and floral aromatics followed by a fresh mix of red cherry, black cherry, red currant and black currant. Nice...
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Chateau Haut Batailley Pauillac 1996 750ml

Rated 91 - While this may be the most impressive Haut-Batailley I have ever tasted, I am reluctant to go out on a limb and give this wine a higher...
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Chateau Haut Batailley Pauillac 2000 750ml

Rated 92 - Attractive chocolate, berry and currant aromas follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with medium fine tannins and a pretty...
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Chateau Haut Batailley Pauillac 2010 750ml

Rated 94 - This is firm and structured with blueberry and hazelnut character. Full body, with fine tannins and a juicy finish. So long and pretty....
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild Carruades De Lafite 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - Of course, the wine to buy in order to get a look at the Lafite Rothschild style and personality is their second wine, Carruades de...
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild Carruades De Lafite 2010 750ml

Rated 95 - This smells like a bouquet of flowers with blueberries and currants and spices. Full body, yet agile and refined. So fine and pretty....
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 2010 750ml

Rated 98 - The 2010 Lafite Rothschild, a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot (a 3% difference from the barrel sample shown two years...

Pauillac Red Bordeaux

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.