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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.

2020 Château Haut-Brion, Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Margaux, Château Mouton Rothschild

4-bottle Horizontal

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2020 Château Haut-Brion, Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Margaux, Château Mouton Rothschild

4-bottle Horizontal

See item details for bottle notes

1980 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light label condition issue

1985 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; signs of past seepage; very top shoulder fill; label condition issue

JS  96   
JG  96   
WA  93   
VN  93   
WS  90   
ST  90   
JR  18   

1986 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork

RP  100   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1986 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; very top shoulder fill

RP  100   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1986 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1986 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1986 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Lightly elevated cork; base neck fill; light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1986 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; light signs of past seepage; base neck fill; light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1986 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1986 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

RP  100   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1987 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; very top shoulder fill; label condition issue

1987 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

1987 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

1988 Château Lafite-Rothschild

3.0ltr

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; light label condition issue

RP  94   
WS  90   
JR  17.5   

1989 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; heavy label condition issue

WS  94   
JR  18.5   
RP  90   
MB  ****/*   

1996 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue

RP  100   
ST  96+    
WS  95   
JR  19   

1996 Château Lafite-Rothschild

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue

RP  100   
ST  96+    
WS  95   
JR  19   

2000 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue

WS  100   
WE  99   
RP  98+    
ST  96   
JR  18.5   

2000 Château Lafite-Rothschild

WS  100   
WE  99   
RP  98+    
ST  96   
JR  18.5   

2000 Château Lafite-Rothschild

WS  100   
WE  99   
RP  98+    
ST  96   
JR  18.5   

2001 Château Lafite-Rothschild

WS  96   
RP  94   
ST  93   
JR  18   
WS  #7 of 2004   

2005 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light label condition issue

JS  100   
WS  98   
JR  19.5   
ST  97   
RP  96   

2005 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Signs of past seepage; base neck fill

JS  100   
WS  98   
JR  19.5   
ST  97   
RP  96