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Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the world’s most famous fine-wine producing region. Even non-wine drinkers recognize the names of Bordeaux’s celebrated wines, such as Margaux and Lafite-Rothschild. Located near the Atlantic coast in southwest France, the region takes its name from the seaport city of Bordeaux, a wine trading center with an outstanding site on the Garonne River and easy access to the Atlantic. Like most French wine regions, Bordeaux’s first vineyards were planted by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago, then tended by medieval monks. Aristocrats and nobility later owned the region’s best estates and today estates are owned by everyone from non-French business conglomerates to families who have been proprietors for generations. Bordeaux has nearly 280,000 acres of vineyards, 57 appellations and 10,000 wine-producing châteaux. Bordeaux is bifurcated by the Gironde Estuary into so-called “right bank” and “left bank” appellations. Bordeaux’s red wines are blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. It also makes white wines of Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle. There are several classification systems in Bordeaux. All are attempts to rank the estates based on the historic quality of the wines.

1959 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; low shoulder fill; light label condition issue

MB  *****   
RP  99   
ST  97   
WS  94   
3 available
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1966 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

WA  96   
VN  94   
MB  ****   
3 available
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1966 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

WA  96   
VN  94   
MB  ****   
2 available
Bid *

1970 Château Mouton Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; mid shoulder fill; label condition issue

WS  96   
VN  94   
RP  93   
JR  16.5   
MB  ***   
3 available
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1966 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Light capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; label condition issue

MB  ***   
2 available
Bid *

1961 Château Gruaud-Larose

Capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; mid shoulder fill; label condition issue

RP  96   
ST  93   
WS  90   
3 available
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1978 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; base neck fill; label condition issue

RP  90   
MB  ****   
2 available
Bid

1971 Château Trotanoy

Capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill

MB  *****   
RP  93   
6 available
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1971 Château Trotanoy

Capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill

MB  *****   
RP  93   
4 available
Bid *

1970 Château Les Carmes Haut Brion

Light capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

2 available
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1979 Château Tourteau-Chollet

Top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

2 available
Bid *