France, Pauillac

Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More-so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.

Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.
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  1. CHATEAU LABEGORCE MARGAUX 2018 (EN PRIMEUR)
    Beginning with the 2009 vintage, Labégorce Zédé has been folded into Labégorce, both of which are owned by the Perrodo family (as is the recently acquired Marquis d'Alesme). The 53-hectare vineyard has thus grown to 65 hectares and remains ... Learn More
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  2. CHATEAU D’ARMAILHAC 2016 (BONDED - EN PRIMEUR)
    62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. "The bouquet is very impressive, typical d'Armaihlac in terms of the opulence and flamboyance with lush black cherry and boysenberry fruit, a subtle floral note developing with time in the glass. The ... Learn More
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  3. CHATEAU D’ARMAILHAC 2018 (BONDED - EN PRIMEUR)
    This good value classed growth Pauillac was formerly known as Mouton Baronne Philippe and is made by the same wine-making team as Mouton Rothschild. The blend here in 2018 was 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Medium-deep purple in ... Learn More
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  4. CHATEAU CLERC-MILON 2016 (BONDED - EN PRIMEUR)
    55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere (some of the oldest plantings of this grape in Bordeaux). "It has a very pure bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit, a touch of cedar and ash in the ... Learn More
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  5. CHATEAU DUHART-MILON ROTHSCHILD 2016
    The 2016 Duhart-Milon-Rothschild is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot. "The bouquet is tightly wound with blackberry, cigar box and sous-bois aromas that gently unfold in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a crisp line of acidity, ... Learn More
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  6. CHATEAU PONTET CANET 2012
    65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Winemaker Alfred Tesseron is clearly on a roll. After moving entirely to Biodynamic farming in 2004, in the 2012 vintage Tesseron decided to vinify a small percentage of wine in Amphorae. Lovely aromas of ... Learn More
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  7. CHATEAU CLERC-MILON 2018 (BONDED - EN PRIMEUR)
    Like Armailhac, this Pauillac is made by the Mouton Rothschild team. Always a serious wine, it has been much improved in recent vintages. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere in 2018. Deep colour with a plush, ripe nose ... Learn More
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  8. CHATEAU LYNCH BAGES 2016 (BONDED - EN PRIMEUR)
    The 2016 Lynch Bages is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. "It has a very concentrated, almost opaque bouquet that required some coaxing from the glass, developing floral and crushed limestone scents with time: disarmingly fresh ... Learn More
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  9. CHATEAU PONTET CANET 2017
    Blended of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Pontet-Canet opens with vibrant wild blueberries, black raspberries and crushed plums with notions of cinnamon stick, violets, unsmoked cigars and pencil lead plus wafts of roses, ... Learn More
  10. CHATEAU LYNCH BAGES 2018 (EN PRIMEUR)
    En Primeur release of the highly-anticipated 2018 vintage in Bordeaux. Arriving in Australia late 2021. Lynch Bages is one of the most popular and reliable Châteaux of Bordeaux. Release prices of this archetypal and significant Pauillac (100 hectares)are usually modest compared ... Learn More
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  11. CHATEAU PICHON BARON 2016 (BONDED - EN PRIMEUR)
    The 2016 Pichon-Longueville Baron is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot. "It has a very intense, extremely pure bouquet with blackberry, bilberry, cedar and graphite notes; it is a straight-down-the-fairway Pauillac. The palate is medium-bodied with a very tensile opening, ... Learn More
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  12. CHATEAU PICHON BARON 2017
    Composed of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 80% new, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Pichon-Longueville Baron slips sensuously out of the glass with provocative cherry preserves, baked raspberries and fresh blackcurrants scents, leading to nuances of ... Learn More
  13. CHATEAU PICHON COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2016
    The 2016 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. "It has a very succinct bouquet, one that is almost understated at first, gradually unfolding with blackberry, cedar and graphite scents, in the vein of ... Learn More
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  14. CHATEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1995
    Château Pichon Longueville Lalande is one of the most important Super Seconds and this 2ème Cru Classé Pauillac estate has made tremendous strides in the last 20 years. This is largely due to the energy, drive and ambition of May-Eliane ... Learn More
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  15. CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2017
    The 2017 Mouton Rothschild has one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon ever at 90%, with 9% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Very deep purple-black in colour, the nose is already singing of crushed black currants, warm blackberries and chocolate-covered cherries with hints ... Learn More
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  16. CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2016 (BONDED - EN PRIMEUR)
    The 2016 Mouton-Rothschild is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. "It has a very intense bouquet with blackberry, raspberry, cold limestone and crushed violet aromas that if anything, appear to gain vigor with aeration in the ... Learn More
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  17. CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2015
    82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. This has a refined, elegant nose showing blackberry and bilberry aromas to begin with. Secondary notes of liquorice and tobacco add to the complex range of aromas. Lovely intensity on the fresh, full-bodied palate. ... Learn More
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  18. CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2017
    Composed of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon with 3.5% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Lafite Rothschild is a little shy on the nose to begin, opening out to scents of crushed blackcurrants, black cherries and warm black plums with touches of ... Learn More
  19. CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2015
    A blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot. A ripe nose with aromas of cassis and a complexity given by graphite and spice notes. The nose leads onto a well structured palate. It has a fresh mouthfeel and fine tannins. Although ... Learn More
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  20. CHATEAU LATOUR 2003
    This wine is resolved, yet fresh and ready. Soft for a Latour, it shows earth, tobacco leaf, liquid pencil,red fruit and a certain youthful creaminess from less acidity than usual. This 03 has that glossy, slinky, liquid mercury behavior in ... Learn More
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  21. CHATEAU LATOUR 1982
    The bouquet is magnificent. There is an iconic aged cabernet aroma with ground coffee but so much more. Herbs,spice,manure,earth,tobacco,cigar box,camphor, dark chocolate,floral notes, roses,mushrooms, iodine,shoe polish,menthol and old oak. It ... Learn More
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