Pauillac Offering and A Study in Pauillac back to 1959 at WWWB Friday August 18th

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When asked if she was going to join Alcoholics Anonymous: “Certainly not. They want me to stop now.”

Dorthy Parker


 


And I’m not stopping any time soon either because now we have a comfortable place to drink our wines with our “Wine Drinking People”.  We are trying to give you lots of reasons to come out and drink with us at the new Wine Watch Wine Bar so check out the line-up of wines and the menu which changes every week based on the events that we are having.  Remember if you have special dietary needs don’t let that keep you at home for any of our events Toni is always willing to accommodate your needs when it comes to the menu, simply let us know when you make your reservation of your preferences and Toni will take care of you.


We hosted a series of tastings a year ago featuring most of the major appellations of Bordeaux and for some reason we left out the most important of all the major appellations in the Medoc, Pauillac.  One of Bordeaux’s top critics Hugh Johnson has said, "If one had to single out one commune of Bordeaux to head the list, there would be no argument. It would be Pauillac.". Pauillac includes 3 of the 5 premier cru châteaux of Bordeaux: Latour, Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild. The wines of Pauillac are often considered the quintessence of Bordeaux wines and the longest lived of all.


Join us as we experience ten wines from the region of Pauillac going back to my favorite old vintage from Bordeaux 1959.  This event will be at the new Wine Watch Wine Bar across the street from the Wine Watch and Toni Lampasone will be making a special meal to accompany the tasting wines.  The fee for this tasting is $179 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.


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A study in Pauillac at Wine Watch Wine Bar
Friday, June 23rd
7:30pm


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1959 Chateau Pichon Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac       

Price $695.00                      Sale $590.75

Quantity in Stock: 2


This is my all-time favorite old vintage from Bordeaux!  The 1959's still have great color and still quite a bit of fruit, a classic year for Pauillac.


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1966 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac              

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The 1966 vintage can be very good to excellent and this is when Chateau like Pichon Comtesse really stand out.


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1970 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac

Price: $119.00        Your Price: $101.15

Quantity in Stock: 1


This is one of the top Chateau in Pauillac and the 1970 vintage is for most the best of that decade.  These wines are at their peak or passing it right now.


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1979 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac           

Price: $95.00           Your Price: $80.75

Quantity in Stock: 2


A difficult year in Bordeaux as most of the 1970's but that is why we do these tastings sometimes an excellent producer can surprise you in a difficult year and as I always say there are no great vintages just great bottles when the wine gets to be 40 years old


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1996 Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac            

Price: $111.00        Your Price: $94.35

Quantity in Stock: 4


Wine Spectator A rather discreet style, with understated currant and berry aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with firm tannins and a silky, fruity aftertaste. Needs time to open a bit. (1/1999)


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1998 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac            

$295.00    Your Price: $250.75

Quantity in Stock: 4


This is a great vintage for lafite and although this is the second wine of the Chateau this is the only wine from a first growth on the table this evening.  I like to point out to our Bordeaux fans that the best value in a great year can be the 2nd wines of the great growths of the Medoc.


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1999 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac         

Price: $150.00    Sale Price: $120.00

Quantity in Stock: 6


(90 points) A charming, lush, round, generous Lynch Bages, the 1999 offers plenty of sweet black currant fruit, damp earth, licorice, cedarwood and spicy herb-like characteristics. Medium-bodied, savory and broad in the mouth with no hard edges, this fully mature effort is a somewhat underrated vintage for this estate. Enjoy it over the next decade. Wine Advocate #196 Aug 2011


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2000 Chateau Clerc Milon Pauillac (375ml)

Price: $60.00           Sale Price: $45.00

Quantity in Stock: 5


(92 points) A beautiful wine and one of my favorites from this estate, this blend of nearly two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one-third Merlot is aging impressively. Dense ruby/purple in color, with creme de cassis, charcoal, and sweet leathery and chocolatey notes intermixed with the classic Pauillac cedar and spice box, the wine is medium to full-bodied, fleshy, with sweet tannin and a long finish. (RP) (6/2010) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


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2006 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac

Price: $110.00    Sale Price: $90.00

Quantity in Stock: 3        

               

(95 Points) The 2006 is a wine to stockpile, especially for those in their thirties and forties as it needs another decade to reach maturity, after which it should keep for 30 years. This vineyard, just south of Mouton Rothschild, has produced an opaque bluish/purple-colored 2006 with an extraordinarily pure nose of graphite, charcoal, sweet creme de cassis, and a hint of scorched earth. Incredible concentration, stunning richness, and a 60-second finish result in a wine that transcends the vintage as well as this estate's 1855 classification. This enormously endowed, modern day classic is a legend in the making. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050 . Enormous credit is due proprietor Alfred Tesseron for turning things around at this estate in 1994, and continuing to produce first-growth level wines. Pontet-Canet is one of the few bio-dynamically farmed vineyards in the Medoc, and Tesseron is such a perfectionist in both the vineyard and wine cellars that his nickname among other bordelaise is Monsieur Bonsai. Wine Advocate # 181, Feb 2009


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Menu


Duck Confit Wild Mushroom Lasagna with Bordeaux Natural Sauce


Coffee rubbed Pork Loin stuffed with Prosciutto and sharp white cheddar with currant demi glaze


If you have special dietary needs don’t let that keep you at home for any of our events Toni is always willing to accommodate your needs when it comes to the menu, simply let us know when you make your reservation of your preferences and Toni will take care of you. The fee for this tasting is $179 + tax for reservations e-mail andy@winewatch.com or call 954-523-9463.


 


Pauillac is on the left bank of the Gironde. St-Julien is to the south. A stream called Ruisseau de Juillac marks part of the boundary between the two communes; other parts are marked by a stone wall and a country lane. To the north, across the Jalle du Breuil, lies St-Estèphe. Pauillac is bounded on the west by the parish of St Sauveur and the Landes forest. All three communes lie within the Haut-Médoc. The town of Pauillac is the largest in the Médoc, with a population of over 5000. Pauillac is somewhat more elevated than the surrounding area, rising to a peak of nearly 30 metres above sea-level in the region of Château Pontet-Canet. The soil is gravelly, as with most of the Haut-Médoc. The forest to the west shelters the vines from the Atlantic winds. Pauillac contains around 1200 hectares of vineyards.


Cabernet Sauvignon is the predominant grape, but it is invariably blended with other grapes. As with all red Bordeaux, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec may also be included in the blend (although wines will not necessarily include all five grapes). Prior to the 19th century, Malbec was predominant.


The style has been described as 'stark'.   The predominant fruit flavor is usually blackcurrant, sometimes veering into plum. Pencil-shavings and cigar-box are also characteristic notes.


Wine from Pauillac may be labelled as Haut-Médoc (usually wine which the château considers inferior to its main offering and wishes to market under a different label).   Similarly, second (or third) wines from the grandes châteaux may be labelled simply as Pauillac.


 


Everything from the appellation of Pauillac on the store:


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2013 Chateau Pedesclaux Pauillac

Price: $38.75    Your Price: $32.94

Quantity in Stock: 7


They make around 150,000 bottles they have 50 hectares in vines now spread out over the entire appellation.  This wine has a beautiful bouquet of fresh earth, dark currant gravel, and graphite minerality with nice richness for this vintage, this wine has 53% cabernet sauvignon, 43 Merlot,  4% Cabernet Franc in the blend and they have a new cellar gravity flow.  A very lush wine on the palate with a nice touch of oak spice and a fresh easy drinking Pauillac that is already drinking nicely, good structure showing nicely on the second day.  Finish 45+    Excellent +


2012 Fleur De Pedesclaux Pauillac

Price: $27.75    Your Price: $24.42

Quantity in Stock: 12


This is a redesigned Chateau with 90% Merlot in the blend, the wine has a light nose with a gravelly minerality, 2009 was the first wine but the new wines are very different and now this wine has a new identity good things are coming from this terroir.  A light and elegant style very drinkable for a young Pauillac, very smooth even better on the second day.  Finish 40+    Very Good +


2010 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac

Price: $270.00    Your Price: $229.50

Quantity in Stock: 3


(94 Points) Another brilliant second wine, the 2010 Carruades de Lafite (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42.5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot) is elegant and amazing for a second wine from Lafite. “Carruades de Lafite” is now engraved in the bottle to prevent unscrupulous sommeliers and merchants from trying to pass it off as Lafite Rothschild. The wine displays much of the same lead pencil, charcoal and black currant notes of its bigger sister, although it is forward, precocious and far less structured than the grand vin. Nevertheless, this wine, which can be drunk now, will cellar beautifully for at least 20-25 more years.            Wine Advocate #205 Feb 2013 Reviewer: Robert M. Parker, Jr.                                    


2010 Prelude a Grand Puy Ducasse Pauillac

Price: $40.50    Your Price: $35.64

Quantity in Stock: 12


2010 Chateau Pedesclaux Pauillac Magnum

Price: $135.25    Your Price: $114.96

Quantity in Stock: 12


(91 Points)  "A solid core of cassis and blackberry fruit is liberally framed by dark cocoa and espresso notes and carried through the caressing, blueberry-, spice- and licorice-filled finish. A modern style that will have fans for sure." Wine Spectator


2010 Chateau Lacoste Borie Pauillac

Price: $48.00    Your Price: $42.24

Quantity in Stock: 8


2009 Pastourelle De Clerc Milon Pauillac

Price: $55.25    Your Price: $48.62

Quantity in Stock: 7


The product of an exceptional terroir, Pastourelle de Clerc Milon is the second wine of Château Clerc Milon, an 1855 Classified Growth at Pauillac.Made from grapes grown in the vineyard of the famous Classified Growth, it is vinified and bottled with the same meticulous care: the grapes are harvested in small crates and the wine is fermented in the Clerc Milon vat-room and matured in oak barrels in the traditional way. All the conditions are in place to obtain the elegance and richness of a great Pauillac.


2009 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac

Price: $395.00    Your Price: $347.60

Quantity in Stock: 4


(100 Points) An amazing wine in every sense, this classic, full-bodied Pauillac is the quintessential Pontet Canet from proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who continues to reduce yields and farms his vineyards biodynamically “ a rarity in Bordeaux. Black as a moonless night, the 2009 Pontet Canet offers up notes of incense, graphite, smoke, licorice, creme de cassis and blackberries. A wine of irrefutable purity, laser-like precision, colossal weight and richness, and sensational freshness, this is a tour de force in winemaking that is capable of lasting 50 or more years. The tannins are elevated, but they are sweet and beautifully integrated as are the acidity, wood and alcohol (which must be in excess of 14%). This vineyard, which is situated on the high plateau of Pauillac adjacent to Mouton Rothschild, appears to have done everything perfectly in 2009. This cuvee should shut down in the cellar and re-open in a decade or more. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2075. Wine Advocate #199, Feb 2012


2006 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac

Price: $110.00    Sale Price: $90.00

Quantity in Stock: 3


(95 Points) The 2006 is a wine to stockpile, especially for those in their thirties and forties as it needs another decade to reach maturity, after which it should keep for 30 years. This vineyard, just south of Mouton Rothschild, has produced an opaque bluish/purple-colored 2006 with an extraordinarily pure nose of graphite, charcoal, sweet creme de cassis, and a hint of scorched earth. Incredible concentration, stunning richness, and a 60-second finish result in a wine that transcends the vintage as well as this estate’s 1855 classification. This enormously endowed, modern day classic is a legend in the making. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050 . Enormous credit is due proprietor Alfred Tesseron for turning things around at this estate in 1994, and continuing to produce first-growth level wines. Pontet-Canet is one of the few bio-dynamically farmed vineyards in the Medoc, and Tesseron is such a perfectionist in both the vineyard and wine cellars that his nickname among other bordelais is “Monsieur Bonsai.†Wine Advocate # 181, Feb 2009


2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac

Price: $1050.00    Sale Price: $825.00

Quantity in Stock: 1


2003 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac

Price: $300.00    Sale Price: $250.00

Quantity in Stock: 4


2003 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 3 Liter

Price: $4950.00    Sale Price: $4356.00

Quantity in Stock: 2


2003 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Magnum

Price: $2900.00    Sale Price: $1750.00

Quantity in Stock: 2


(100 Points) A modern day version of the 1959 Lafite, the 2003 Lafite Rothschild was bottled in mid-May, 2005 after achieving 12.9% natural alcohol – hardly an astonishing figure given the vintage’s weather conditions. A combination of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, it represents a ripe version of the essence of Lafite-Rothschild. Dense purple-colored, with classic notes of graphite intertwined with melted licorice, creme de cassis, smoke, and flowers, it reveals extraordinary richness, opulence, power, purity, intensity, and viscosity. Whether this wine will close down or not is questionable as it is somewhat atypical given its sweetness and softness. Analytically, there are extremely high tannins, which I suspect will assert themselves in the future. Production in 2003 was less than half of normal. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2050. Wine Advocate #164, Apr 2006


2003 Chateau Latour Pauillac (375ml)

Price: $475.00    Sale Price: $418.00

Quantity in Stock: 20


2003 Chateau Latour Pauillac

Price: $975.00    Sale Price: $800.00

Quantity in Stock: 2


(100 Points)  "Administrator Frederic Engerer says the 2003 is "the sexiest Latour ever made." He also described it as “the 1990 without any brettanomyces.” I loved this wine from the barrel and was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a small quantity, enjoying every bottle I have had. A profound example of Chateau Latour, the full-bodied, opulent 2003 is already performing well at age eleven, which is somewhat atypical. The pH is a relatively high 3.8, which also indicates low acidity. The wine is very ripe, but not over-ripe, offers great freshness, and lots of creme de cassis and camphor as well as hints of blackberries and chocolate. Dense, thick and unctuously textured, this staggering Latour is undeniably the most sumptuous, opulent wine made here since the 1982 or 1961. Drink it over the next two decades. " The Wine Advocate


2003 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac

Price: $550.00    Sale Price: $450.00

Quantity in Stock: 23


(95+ Points) Backward, powerful, and extremely tannic, the dense purple-colored 2003 Mouton-Rothschild, a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, fashioned from yields of 28 hectoliters per hectare, with a finished alcohol of 12.9%, improves dramatically with aeration. With full-bodied, meaty, powerful, dry flavors as well as a huge finish, this high-class wine should be at its finest between 2012-2040+. During its sojourn in barrel, it reminded me of a hypothetical blend of the 1982 and 1986 Moutons, but since bottling, it appears different, and even more tannic than those two vintages. I still believe the finest recent Mouton-Rothschild is the 2000. Wine Advocate # 164 Apr 2006


2002 Chateau Latour Pauillac

Price: $700.00    Sale Price: $525.00

Quantity in Stock: 1


( 96 points )The wine of the vintage? There are only 10,000 cases of this extraordinarily rich, dense 2002 that is as powerful as the 2003 (even the alcohol levels are nearly the same, 12.85%) . It is dark ruby/purple to the rim, with notes of English walnuts, crushed rocks, black currants, and forest floor, dense, full-bodied, and opulent, yet classic with spectacular aromatics, marvelous purity, and a full-bodied finish that lasts just over 50+ seconds. Huge richness and the sweetness of the tannin are somewhat deceptive as this wine seems set for a long life. Administrator Frederic Engerer seems to be more pleased with what Latour achieved in 2002 than in any other recent vintage. Hats off to him for an extraordinary accomplishment in a vintage that wouldn’t have been expected to produce the raw materials to achieve something at this level of quality. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2045. Wine Advocate # 158 Apr 2005


2001 Les Forts De Latour Pauillac

Price: $299.00    Your Price: $263.12

Quantity in Stock: 1


2000 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac

Price: $295.00    Sale Price: $225.00

Quantity in Stock: 1


(93 Points) Wonderfully ripe and decadent, with tobacco, meat and ripe berry aromas, with hints of currants. Full-bodied, and very velvety, with unctuous fruit flavors. Long and exotic aftertaste. Terrific wine. Best after 2010. 2,375 cases made. “JS Wine Spectator Issue: Mar 31, 2003


2000 Chateau Clerc Milon Pauillac 375ml

Price: $60.00    Sale Price: $45.00

Quantity in Stock: 5


2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac

Price: $3000.00    Sale Price: $2300.00

Quantity in Stock: 2


(100 Points) Well, well, well - Lafite Rothschild does it again. Ever since manager Charles Chevalier was transferred from his beloved Sauternes property of Rieussec (also owned by the Rothschilds) to Lafite in 1994, there has been a succession of profound wines to emerge from this noble estate. The 2000 Lafite Rothschild, a blend of 93.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.7% Merlot (only 36% of the crop made the grade) has an opaque ruby/purple color, followed by an extraordinary aromatic expression of liquid minerals/stones interwoven with the tell-tale graphite notes, mulberry, black currants, caramel, and tobacco. In the mouth, it is remarkably light on its feet, but somehow seems to pack intense flavors into layer upon layer of fruit and richness that cascade over the palate. A compelling wine, with extraordinary precision, great intensity, and a seamlessness in spite of what are obviously elevated levels of tannin, this wine was provocatively open and beautiful when tasted in January and February, but I am sure it will soon close down. The finish lasted a whopping 72 seconds! This is utterly fascinating stuff. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2050. Wine Advocate # 146 Apr 2003


2000 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac

Price: $2500.00    Sale Price: $1750.00

Quantity in Stock: 6


(97 Points) The 2000 Mouton Rothschild is at its best with about 24-48 hours of decanting. A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot, the wine offers a saturated ruby/purple color in addition to reticent but promising aromas of toast, coffee, licorice, creme de cassis, and roasted nuts. Dense, chewy, and backward, with tremendous purity and density in addition to obvious toasty oak, it is full-bodied, powerful, tannic, and backward. Twenty-four to 48 hours of aeration only hints at its ultimate potential. This blockbuster will be exceptionally long-lived. It is not as expressive as the other first-growth Medocs, but give it time.


As I predicted in my first report on the millennium vintage (April, 2001), Philippine de Rothschild could be expected to do something special with her presentation of 2000. She has exceeded everyone's expectations with a work of art. Those who have seen the extraordinary packaging of the 2000 Mouton Rothschild must certainly realize this is a brilliant achievement. The bottle is extraordinary, and likely to have nearly as much value empty as full! Her genius is obvious, but it's what's inside that counts!Wine Advocate # 146, Apr 2003


1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Magnum

Price: $1950.00    Your Price: $1716.00

Quantity in Stock: 1


(98 Points) A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, this wine represents only 34% of Lafite's total harvest. In a less than perfect Medoc vintage, it has been spectacular since birth, putting on more weight and flesh over the last year. This opaque purple-colored 1998 is close to perfection. The spectacular nose of lead pencil, smoky, mineral, and black currant fruit soars majestically from the glass. The wine is elegant yet profoundly rich, revealing the essence of Lafite's character. The tannin is sweet, and the wine is spectacularly layered yet never heavy. The finish is sweet, super-rich, yet impeccably balanced and long (50 seconds). Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035. Wine Advocate # 134, Apr 2001


1999 Chateau Latour Pauillac

Price: $548.75    Your Price: $482.90

Quantity in Stock: 3


(94 Points) Readers looking for a modern-day version of Latour's magnificent 1962 or 1971 should check out the sensational 1999 Latour. It is a big, concentrated offering, exhibiting a dense ruby/purple color, and a classic nose of minerals, black currants, leather, and vanilla. The wine is long, ripe, and medium-bodied, with high levels of sweet tannin. This surprisingly full, concentrated 1999 should be drinkable in 5-6 years; it will last for three decades. Wine Advocate #140 Apr 2002


1998 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac

Price: $150.00    Sale Price: $125.00

Quantity in Stock: 6


1998 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac

Price: $295.00    Your Price: $259.60

Quantity in Stock: 4


1998 Chateau Latour Pauillac

Price: $595.00    Sale Price: $450.00

Quantity in Stock: 1


(90 points) Not a blockbuster, the 1998 possesses a dark garnet/purple color in addition to a complex bouquet of underbrush, cedar, walnuts, and licorice-tinged black currants. Although medium to full-bodied and moderately tannic, it lacks the expansiveness in the mid-palate necessary to be truly great. Moreover, the tannin is slightly aggressive, although that is hardly unusual in such a young Latour. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2030. Wine Advocate # 134 Apr 2001


1996 Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac

Price: $111.00    Your Price: $97.68

Quantity in Stock: 4


Wine Spectator A rather discreet style, with understated currant and berry aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with firm tannins and a silky, fruity aftertaste. Needs time to open a bit. (1/1999)


1996 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac

Price: $298.00    Your Price: $253.30

Quantity in Stock: 5


1996 Chateau Les Forts de Latour Pauillac

Price: $250.00    Your Price: $220.00

Quantity in Stock: 1


(92 points) Amazing aromas of crushed berries and fresh flowers. Full-bodied, with wonderfully velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This wine has wonderful texture and length. What a second wine! —'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008. (Web Only—2007) Wine Spectator


1995 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac

Price: $231.00    Your Price: $203.28

Quantity in Stock: 7


1986 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac

 Price: $995.00    Your Price: $875.60

Quantity in Stock: 2


(100 Points) After stumbling over some wines I thought were high class Bordeaux, I nailed this wine in one of the blind tastings for this article. In most tastings where a great Bordeaux is inserted with California Cabernets, the Bordeaux comes across as drier, more austere, and not nearly as rich and concentrated (California wines are inevitably fruitier and more massive). To put it mildly, the 1986 Mouton-Rothschild held its own (and then some), in a flight that included the Caymus Special Selection, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23, Dunn Howell Mountain, and Joseph Phelps Eisele Vineyard. Clearly the youngest looking, most opaque and concentrated wine of the group, it tastes as if it has not budged in development since I first tasted it out of barrel in March, 1987. An enormously concentrated, massive Mouton-Rothschild, comparable in quality, but not style, to the 1982, 1959, and 1945, this impeccably made wine is still in its infancy. Interestingly, when I was in Bordeaux several years ago, I had this wine served to me blind from a magnum that had been opened and decanted 48 hours previously. Even then, it still tasted like a barrel sample! I suspect the 1986 Mouton-Rothschild requires a minimum of 15-20 more years of cellaring; it has the potential to last for 50-100 years! Given the outrageously high prices being fetched by so many of the great 1982s and 1990s (and lest I forget, the 1995 Bordeaux futures), it appears this wine might still be one of the "relative bargains" in the fine wine marketplace. I wonder how many readers will be in shape to drink it when it does finally reach full maturity? The tasting notes for this section are from two single blind tastings, one conducted in May, 1996, in California, and the other in June, 1996, in Baltimore. Wine Advocate # 106, Aug 1996


1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Magnum

Price: $3350.00    Sale Price: $2950.00

Quantity in Stock: 2


1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 

Price: $1469.00    Your Price: $1248.65

Quantity in Stock: 6


1982 Chateau Mouton Rothchild Pauillac (mid shoulder fill)

Price: $1469.00    Sale Price: $1100.00

Quantity in Stock: 3


(100 Points) Opaque purple-colored showing absolutely no signs of lightening, Mouton's 1982 is a backward wine. Still tasting like a 4-5 year old Bordeaux, it will evolve for another half century. At the Philadelphia tasting, it was impossibly impenetrable and closed, although phenomenally dense and muscular. However, on two other recent occasions, I decanted the wine in the morning and consumed it that evening and again the following evening. It is immune to oxidation! Moreover, it has a level of concentration that represents the essence of the Mouton terroir as well as the high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon it contains. Cassis, cedar, spice box, minerals, and vanillin are all present, but this opaque black/purple Pauillac has yet to reveal secondary nuances given its youthfulness. It exhibits huge tannin, unreal levels of glycerin and concentration, and spectacular sweetness and opulence. Nevertheless, it demands another decade of cellaring, and should age effortlessly for another seven or eight decades. I have always felt the 1982 Mouton was perfect, yet this immortal effort might be capable of lasting for 100 years! Readers who want to drink it are advised to decant it for at least 12-24 hours prior to consumption. I suggest double decanting, i.e., pouring it into a clean decanter, washing out the bottle, and then repouring it back into the bottle, inserting the cork, leaving the air space to serve as breathing space until the wine is consumed 12-24 hours later. The improvement is striking. The fact that it resists oxidation is a testament to just how youthful it remains, and how long it will last. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2075. Wine Advocate # 129 June 2000


1979 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac

Price: $95.00    Your Price: $83.60

Quantity in Stock: 2


1975 Chateau Latour Pauillac

Price: $450.00    Sale $396.00

Quantity in Stock: 1


(93 points) Fascinating aromas of plums, minerals and mint, with a hint of peat. Medium- to full-bodied, with firm tannins and a long finish. Plenty of life left in it. This was rather controversial at the NY tasting, but I loved it.--Latour vertical. Drink now through 2015. –JS Wine Spectator


1970 Chateau Latour Pauillac

Price: $700.00    Sale Price: $595.00

Quantity in Stock: 8


(91 Points) Elegant and gorgeous to drink now. Peaked. Ruby red color with an amber edge. Lovely aromas of plum, berry and mint. Full-bodied, with currant, dried herb character. Medium finish.--Latour vertical. Drink now. “JS Wine Spectator Issue: Aug 31, 2000 Below are a set of photos of the actual bottles. The larger an image of the labels, while the smaller image illustrates the fill in the bottles.


1970 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac

Price: $119.00    Your Price: $104.72

Quantity in Stock: 1


1961 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac

Price: $5000.00    Sale Price: $3300.00

Quantity in Stock: 1


(94 Points) Tasted from magnum. A really good, suave example of Lafite from a vintage in which it often tastes harsh and unyielding with tannins. This bottle blends spicy, nutmeglike aromas with abundant fruit flavors and meaty undertones. It is plenty firm and tannic, but not overly so. The finish is exceptionally long, too.--1961 Bordeaux horizontal. Drink now through 2010. – Wine Spectator ssue: Apr 30, 1996


1961 Chateau Latour Pauillac

Price: $4500.00    Sale Price: $3500.00

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(100 Poinits) Port-like, with an unctuous texture, and a dark garnet color with considerable amber at the edge, the 1961 Latour possesses a viscosity and thickness. One of the three bottles served at the Chateau's tasting revealed a surprisingly aggressive, minty, herbaceous nose, but the other two bottles were liquid perfection, exhibiting fragrant, cedary, truffle, leather, mineral, and sweet, jammy aromatics, full-bodied, voluptuous textures, exquisite purity and concentration, and a layered, highly-nuanced finish that represents the essence of compellingly great wine.


The 1961 has been fully mature for over 15 years, but it seems to get richer, holding onto its succulence and fat, and developing more aromatic nuances without losing any sweetness or concentration. An extraordinary wine, it is unquestionably one of the Bordeaux legends of the century! Anticipated maturity: now-2025 Wine Advocate #129, Jun 2000


1959 Chateau Latour Pauillac (high shoulder)

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(96 Points) Dark garnet with an amber edge, the 1959 Latour reveals a touch of volatile acidity in the nose, along with aromas of melted caramel, tobacco, and jammy red and black fruits. As the wine sat in the glass, notes of minerals, coffee, spice, and underbrush emerged. There is still copious tannin in the finish (I am not sure it will ever be fully resolved), but this sumptuous, complex, fragrant, super-rich Latour cuts a broad swath across the palate. Fully mature, it is best consumed over the next decade. Wine Advocate # 129, Jun 2000


1959 Chateau Pichon Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac

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1919 Chateau Duhart Milon Pauillac

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