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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.”

1988 Carruades de Lafite

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill

WS  91   

1996 Carruades de Lafite

JR  17.5   
2 available
Bid *

2010 Carruades de Lafite

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
April, 2023
JS  95   
RP  94   
WS  93   
VN  90   
JR  17.5   
6 available
Bid *

2015 Carruades de Lafite

WA  91   
WS  91   

1959 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

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

1961 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Lightly elevated cork; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

MB  *****   
WS  94   
VN  91   
JS  90   

1963 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

1970 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

JR  17.5   
MB  ****   

1975 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

WA  93   
MB  ***   
2 available
Bid

1975 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WA  93   
MB  ***   
2 available
Bid

1975 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

WA  93   
MB  ***   

1975 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Capsule condition issue; label condition issue

WA  93   
MB  ***   

1975 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

WA  93   
MB  ***   

1979 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

WS  92   
JG  90   
MB  ***   

1981 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
April, 2023
RP  91   
MB  ***   
2 available
Bid *

1981 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

RP  91   
MB  ***   

1981 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
April, 2023
RP  91   
MB  ***   

1982 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

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

1983 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill

RP  92   
WS  91   
MB  ***   

1983 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

RP  92   
WS  91   
MB  ***   

1985 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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

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

1988 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill or better

RP  94   
WS  90   
JR  17.5   

1998 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue

RP  98   
WS  95   
ST  94+    
JR  18   

1999 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light label condition issue

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

2001 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Signs of past seepage

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