Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left Bank

Cool. Well my ten would be (and nothing really surprising I'm afraid): -
1. Latour
2. Lafite
3. Haut Brion
4. Mouton Rothschild
5. Margaux
6. Palmer
7. La Mission Haut Brion
8. Montrose
9. Leoville Las Cases
10. Lynch Bages
 
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Cool. Well my ten would be (and nothing really surprising I'm afraid): -
1. Latour
2. Lafite
3. Haut Brion
4. Mouton Rothschild
5. Margaux
6. Palmer
7. La Mission Haut Brion
8. Montrose
9. Leoville Las Cases
10. Lynch Bages

It's depressing that as much as I love Bdx, I've only ever had three off that list. :(
 
My top10:
(I haven't tasted Haut Brion)

1. Latour
2. Lafite
3. Margaux
4. Las Cases
5. Mouton
6. Pichon Baron
7. Palmer
8. Montrose
9. Barton
10. Comtesse/Cos d'Estournel
11. Lynch-Bages/Pontet-Canet
 
Perhaps a more interesting question would be to ask what choices 11-20 would be. There’s more room for debate and people are more likely to have drunk multiple vintages of wines at the division 2 level.

Exactly. And like all the great regions the top is kinda still the top but the margins have never been smaller surely.
 
My 'personal' list as per the OP and just not a quality ranking would be something like:

Leoville Barton
Domaine de Chevalier
Rausan Segla
Haut Bailly
Carmes Haut Brion
Batailley pre luxury product status
Langoa Barton
Cantemerle
GPL
Haut Brion

No particular order there but 9 are qpr picks and if i was all in for a bottle it would be Haut Brion I think.

Pontet Canet would have featured but no longer and if I was forced to pick the 'dream' I think I'm a Latour guy, but don't ask why!
 
I good corruption of the thread Alex - my non-plutocratic left bank favourites are (in rough order):

Leoville-Barton
Domaine de Chevalier
Haut-Bailly
Les Carmes-Haut-Brion
Rausan-Segla
Lagrange
Clerc-Milon
Calon-Segur
Duhart-Milon
La Lagune

Like you, Pontet-Canet would have been in there from 1994-2006...
 
Haut-Brion
La Mission Haut Brion
Domaine de Chevalier
Haut-Bailly
Calon Segur
La Lagune
Montrose
Cantenac Brown
Poujeaux
Caronne Ste Gemme

A list populated only by those I've drunk enough of to feel confident about, and sprinkled with a dose of realistic drinking too. I didn't realise how heavily I sway to Graves, so this was an interesting exercise.
 
In no particular order:

Cos d’Estournel
Lafite
Mouton
Beychevelle (takes out Lynch Bages)
Pichon Lalande
Leoville Lascases
Gruaud Larose
Rauzan Segla
Margaux
La Mission Haut Brion

Edited to add that the above is a list of my favourite Chateaux, not necessarily the best. I can appreciate the obvious qualities of Haut Brion, Latour, Montrose etc but I prefer drinking from the above.

Plus re-edited to say that I had forgotten Beychevelle until I saw Ian’s list, that would knock Lynch Bages from my list.
 
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LLC
Leoville Barton
Pichon Baron
Montrose
Rausan Segla
GPL
Gruaud Larose
Domaine de Chevalier
Batailley
Lascombes
 
Current favourites based on recent experience:
  1. Lafite
  2. Margaux
  3. Leoville-Lascases
  4. Pichon Baron
  5. Leoville-Barton
  6. Haut-Bailly
  7. Beychevelle
  8. Rausan-Segla
  9. Brane-Cantenac
  10. D’Issan
 
Well I suppose in rough order;

Pichon Baron
Grand Puy Lacoste
Montrose
Haut Bailly
Cos d'Estournel
Latour
Figeac
Gruaud Larose
Lynch Bages
Leoville Barton
 
Latour
Lafite
Leoville-las-Cases
Pichon-Lalande
Montrose
Rauzan-Segla
Leoville-Barton
Gruaud-Larose
Palmer
Domaine de Chevalier

Based solely on wines I have sufficient experience with to be confident about them. I'm sure older vintages of Haut Brion would appeal, but mostly I've had only young vintages. Margaux is a similar story.

My only caveat is that I'd probably put Latour at 1 and 2 if I could. The only chateau I'd pretty much unhesitatingly buy as mature wine in less recognised vintages, although even I'd be hesitant about '65,'68 or '69....

Interestingly when I look at the list virtually everything is a second growth that isn't a first.
 
If I were to redefine on what I might be able to afford to buy and drink in the future based on current experience
1 Pichon Comtesse
2 Pichon Baron
3 DDC
4 Leoville Barton
5 Leoville Poyferre
6 Haut Bailly
7 Rauzan Segla
8 Calon Segur
9 Lascombes
10 Gruaud Larose
 
Well I suppose in rough order;

Pichon Baron
Grand Puy Lacoste
Montrose
Haut Bailly
Cos d'Estournel
Latour
Figeac
Gruaud Larose
Lynch Bages
Leoville Barton

Because I'm geographically challenged (never could do the colouring! Credit to MT) I'll replace the (did you spot the deliberate mistake wine?) with Leoville Poyferre!
 
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