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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.

1998 Carruades de Lafite

Base neck fill; label condition issue

RP  90   

1953 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

RP  100   
MB  *****   
WS  94   

1959 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; elevated cork; low shoulder fill; light label condition issue

MB  *****   
RP  99   
ST  97   
WS  94   

1980 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

1981 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

RP  91   
MB  ***   

1982 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; mid shoulder fill

RP  97+    
JS  96   
ST  95+    
WS  94   
JR  18.5   
MB  ****/*   

1982 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

RP  97+    
JS  96   
ST  95+    
WS  94   
JR  18.5   
MB  ****/*   

2015 Château Lafite-Rothschild

WA  96+    
WS  95   

2015 Château Lafite-Rothschild

WA  96+    
WS  95   

2016 First Growth Collector's Set

4-bottle Horizontal

2016 First Growth Trio Collector's Set

3-bottle Horizontal

1967 Château Mouton Rothschild

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

1970 Château Mouton Rothschild

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

WS  96   
RP  90   
JR  17   
MB  ***   

1970 Château Mouton Rothschild

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

WS  96   
RP  90   
JR  17   
MB  ***   

1973 Château Mouton Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; mid shoulder fill; light label condition issue

MB  ***   

1973 Château Mouton Rothschild

Capsule condition issue; mid shoulder fill; label condition issue

MB  ***   

1978 Château Mouton Rothschild

Lightly elevated cork; light signs of past seepage; mid shoulder fill; light label condition issue

WS  92   

1979 Château Mouton Rothschild

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

WS  96   

1982 Château Mouton Rothschild

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

RP  100   
WS  98   
ST  97   
JR  19   
MB  ****/*   

1982 Château Mouton Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  98   
ST  97   
JR  19   
MB  ****/*   

1982 Château Mouton Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  98   
ST  97   
JR  19   
MB  ****/*   

2003 Château Mouton Rothschild

Light label condition issue

RP  95+    
WS  94   
WE  94   
ST  93   
JR  17.5   

2009 Château Mouton Rothschild

RP  99+    
WS  98   
JS  98   
VN  97+    
JR  18.5   
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2015 Château Mouton Rothschild

Light label condition issue

JS  99   
JD  99   
WA  98   
WS  96   

2016 Château Mouton Rothschild

WA  100   
VN  100   
JD  100   
WS  98   
JR  18.5+