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Pauillac Bordeaux

Paulliac is among France's most prestigious wine-growing regions. It is an "appellation d'origine contrôlée," or AOC, which translates to "controlled designation of origin." Paulliac is also home to three of the five first-growth wineries: Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour, and Château Mouton Rothschild.

The AOC of Paulliac is quite small with just 3,000 acres on the left bank of the Gironde River. Despite its small size, the gravel soil of Paulliac has produced remarkable wines for well over a century. Paulliac has proven itself as a fertile ground for cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot, and malbec.

Tasting notes for wines from Pauillac often include notes of blackcurrents, plums, and cigar-box. Food matches include game and roasted meats.


Quick Facts

  • Wine critic and author Hugh Johnson famously said, "If one had to single out one commune of Bordeaux to head the list, there would be no argument. It would be Pauillac"
  • Malbec used to be the Paulliac's dominant wine grape, but has since been overtaken by cabernet sauvignon
  • In 2010, an 1869 vintage bottle of Château Lafite Rothschild sold at auction for $176,303

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CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD, PAUILLAC, 1988 VINTAGE.
Mar 02, 11:00 AM CET
CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD, PAUILLAC, 1988 VINTAGE.
by Goldfield Auction
Est: €200- €400
€2000 Bids
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Vin - Lynch-Bages 1992
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Lynch-Bages 1992
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €350- €400
€2800 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1973
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1973
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €800- €900
€7000 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1975
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1975
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €800- €900
€7000 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1980
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1980
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €600- €700
€5000 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1997
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1997
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €700- €800
€6500 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2013
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2013
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €750- €800
€6500 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1993
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1993
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €600- €700
€5000 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1979
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1979
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €3,000- €3,500
€2,4000 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mounton Rothschild 1987
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mounton Rothschild 1987
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €450- €500
€3200 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mounton Rothschild 1992
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mounton Rothschild 1992
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €600- €700
€5000 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mounton Rothschild 1983
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mounton Rothschild 1983
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €450- €500
€3200 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2001
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2001
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €800- €900
€6500 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1979
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1979
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €500- €600
€5000 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mounton Rothschild 2008
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mounton Rothschild 2008
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €900- €950
€6500 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2016
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2016
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €900- €1,000
€9000 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2017
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2017
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €700- €800
€7000 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2006
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2006
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €750- €900
€7500 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2007
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2007
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €700- €800
€7000 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2010
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2010
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €1,100- €1,200
€1,0000 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2011
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2011
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €650- €750
€6500 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2012
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2012
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €700- €750
€6500 Bids
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Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2013
Mar 03, 8:00 PM CET
Vin - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2013
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €650- €750
€6500 Bids

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