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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 Croizet Bages Pauillac 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - Currants and blueberries with hints of lavender follow to a full body with a chewy yet polished tannin structure. Long and intense....
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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 Grand Puy Ducasse Pauillac 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - Aromas of blackberries, unsmoked cigar tobacco and cedar/sagebrush jump from the glass of this dense purple-hued Pauillac. Full-bodied...
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Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac 2009 750ml

Rated 95 - Performing better from bottle than it did from cask (and comparable to their wines 2005, 2000, 1990 and 1982), this is a great classic...
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Chateau Haut Batailley Pauillac 2009 750ml

Rated 95+ - Stern, brooding black fruits nose, with ample oak. Volumptuous fruit, highly concentrated, with assertive but not tough tannins. This...
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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 Lynch Bages Echo De Lynch Bages 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - Delivers a lesson in Pauillac, with sleek black currant and fig fruit melded together, laced with graphite, tobacco and roasted cedar...
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Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac 2009 750ml

Rated 98 - Performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel, this appears to be the finest Lynch Bages since the 2000, 1990 and 1989....
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Chateau Lynch Moussas Pauillac 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - Attractive nose of blueberries, blackberries and currants follow through to full body, with super silky tannins. Fresh herbs and spices....
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Chateau Pibran Pauillac 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - Pure and racy, with a winey streak of black currant and fig fruit framed by roasted tobacco and espresso notes. The iron edge cuts in...
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Chateau Pichon Baron Pauillac 2009 750ml

Rated 98 - Revealing incredible quality and performing better than it did from barrel, the 2009 appears to be the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron...
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Chateau Pichon Lalande Pauillac 2009 750ml

Rated 95 - A beautiful effort, the 2009 Pichon Lalande, a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, possesses copious mocha,...

2009 Bordeaux France Pauillac

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.
Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.

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.