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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.

1990 Château Mouton Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

WS  97   
VN  94   
JR  17.5   

1995 Château Mouton Rothschild

WS  96   
RP  95   
VN  95   
JR  18.5   

1996 Carruades de Lafite

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

JR  17.5   

1990 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; base neck fill

RP  96   
JR  19   
WS  94   

1992 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill; light label condition issue

2 available
Bid *

1992 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

1993 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Label condition issue

WS  94   

1996 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light label condition issue

RP  100   
ST  96+    
WS  95   
JR  19   

1999 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light label condition issue

RP  95   
WS  95   
ST  92   
JR  18   
WS  #13 of 2002   

1998 Château Lafite-Rothschild

12-bottle Lot, Wood Case

Light case condition issue

RP  98   
WS  95   
ST  94+    
JR  18   

1995 Château Latour

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

MB  *****   
RP  96   
WS  94   
ST  94   
JR  18.5   

1995 Château Latour

Base neck fill; light label condition issue

MB  *****   
RP  96   
WS  94   
ST  94   
JR  18.5   

1995 Château Latour

Light label condition issue

MB  *****   
RP  96   
WS  94   
ST  94   
JR  18.5   

1996 Château Latour

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  99   
WS  96   
ST  95+    
JR  18   

1999 Château Latour

Light label condition issue

RP  94   
WS  93   
ST  93   
JR  18   

1990 Château Margaux

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

RP  100   
ST  98   
WS  96   
JR  18   

1990 Château Margaux

Very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

RP  100   
ST  98   
WS  96   
JR  18   

1995 Château Margaux

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WS  100   
RP  95   
ST  94+    
JR  18.5   
4 available
Bid *

1995 Château Margaux

Light label condition issue

WS  100   
RP  95   
ST  94+    
JR  18.5   

1997 Château Margaux

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

ST  91   
RP  90   
WS  90   
JR  17   

1998 Château Margaux

Light label condition issue

WS  92   
ST  92+    
JR  18.5   
RP  91   

1990 Château Haut-Brion

Light label condition issue

RP  98   
VN  96   
WS  94   
ST  93   
JR  18   

1996 Château Haut-Brion

Light label condition issue

WS  93   
RP  92   
ST  92   
JR  18.5   

1995 Cos d'Estournel

Light label condition issue

RP  95   
WS  94   
ST  92+    
MB  ***/*   

1992 Petrus

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill; light label condition issue

RP  90