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Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”

1966 Carruades de Lafite

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

1959 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

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

1978 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; label condition issue

WS  94   
JR  17   
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

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

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

1984 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

1985 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; base neck fill; light label condition issue; label off center

RP  90   
WS  90   
ST  90   
JR  17.5   

1959 Château Mouton Rothschild

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

RP  100   
WS  98   
ST  93   

1970 Château Mouton Rothschild

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

WS  96   
RP  90   
JR  17   
MB  ***   

2009 Château Mouton Rothschild

RP  99+    
WS  98   
JS  98   
VN  97+    
JR  18.5   

1949 Château Latour

Lightly depressed cork; mid shoulder fill; light label condition issue

MB  *****   
RP  98   
WS  97   

1955 Château Latour

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

MB  *****   
RP  94   
WS  94   

1955 Château Latour

Capsule condition issue; low shoulder fill; label condition issue

MB  *****   
RP  94   
WS  94   

1959 Château Latour

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

WS  98   
RP  96   
MB  ****/*   

1961 Château Latour

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

RP  100   
WS  100   
ST  95+    
MB  ****/*   

1966 Château Latour

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

MB  *****   
RP  96   
WS  92   
2 available
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1966 Château Latour

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; signs of past seepage; mid shoulder fill

MB  *****   
RP  96   
WS  92   

1986 Château Latour

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

RP  90   
WS  90   

2001 Château Latour

RP  95   
WS  95   
ST  92+    
JR  18   
2 available
Bid *

2005 Château Latour

JS  100   
WS  99   
ST  98   
JR  19.5   
RP  96   
2 available
Bid *

2005 Château Latour

Light label condition issue

JS  100   
WS  99   
ST  98   
JR  19.5   
RP  96   

2009 Château Latour

Light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  99   
VN  96+    
JR  19   

2009 Château Latour

RP  100   
WS  99   
VN  96+    
JR  19   

2009 Château Latour

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  99   
VN  96+    
JR  19   

1995 Les Forts de Latour

Light label condition issue

WS  91   
3 available
Bid *