Pauillac

The aristocrat of the Médoc boasts 75 percent of the region’s First Growths, with Grand Cru Classés representing 84 percent of production. Pauillac's First Growths each have their own unique characteristics: Ch. Lafite Rothschild produces the region’s most aromatically-complex and subtly-flavoured wine, while – with its high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon – Ch. Mouton Rothschild can produce a decadently rich, fleshy and exotic wine.

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Pauillac is the aristocrat of the Médoc boasting boasting 75 percent of the region’s First Growths and with Grand Cru Classés representing 84 percent of Pauillac's production.

For a small town, surrounded by so many familiar and regal names, Pauillac imparts a slightly seedy impression. There are no grand hotels or restaurants – with the honourable exception of the establishments owned by Jean-Michel Cazes – rather a small port and yacht harbour, and a dominant petrochemical plant.

Yet outside the town, , there is arguably the greatest concentration of fabulous vineyards throughout all Bordeaux, including three of the five First Growths. Bordering St Estèphe to the north and St Julien to the south, Pauillac has fine, deep gravel soils with important iron and marl deposits, and a subtle, softly-rolling landscape, cut by a series of small streams running into the Gironde. The vineyards are located on two gravel-rich plateaux, one to the northwest of the town of Pauillac and the other to the south, with the vines reaching a greater depth than anywhere else in the Médoc.

Pauillac's first growths each have their own unique characteristics; Lafite Rothschild, tucked in the northern part of Pauillac on the St Estèphe border, produces Pauillac's most aromatically complex and subtly-flavoured wine. Mouton Rothschild's vineyards lie on a well-drained gravel ridge and - with its high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon - can produce (in its best years) Pauillac's most decadently rich, fleshy and exotic wine.

Latour, arguably Bordeaux's most consistent First Growth, is located in southern Pauillac next to St Julien. Its soil is gravel-rich with superb drainage, and Latour's vines penetrate as far as five metres into the soil. It produces perhaps the most long-lived wines of the Médoc.

Recommended Châteaux
Ch. Lafite-Rothschild, Ch. Latour, Ch. Mouton-Rothschild, Ch. Pichon-Longueville Baron, Ch. Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Ch. Lynch-Bages, Ch. Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Ch, Pontet-Canet, Les Forts de Latour, Ch. Haut-Batailley, Ch. Batailley, Ch. Haut-Bages Libéral.

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Chateau Lynch Bages, Cab.Sauvignon Blend, Dry, Ready, but will keep, Red, 13.0 % alc.

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99cs

£156.00

Chateau Batailley, Cab.Sauvignon Blend, Dry, For laying down, Red, 13.5 % alc.

H/Bottle £22.00

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Chateau Pibran, Cab.Sauvignon Blend, Dry, For laying down, Red, 13.0 % alc.

Bottle £25.00

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Chateau Pedesclaux, Cab.Sauvignon Blend, Dry, For laying down, Red, 13.0 % alc.

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Ch Fonbadet, Cab.Sauvignon Blend, Dry, Ready, but will improve, Red, 13.0 % alc.

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Chateau Haut-Batailley, Cab.Sauvignon Blend, Dry, For laying down, Red, 13.5 % alc.

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£258.00

Chateau Pichon-Longueville Lalande, Cab.Sauvignon Blend, Dry, For laying down, Red, 13.0 % alc.

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Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal, Cab.Sauvignon Blend, Dry, Drink now, Red, 12.5 % alc.

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£270.00

Chateau Pontet-Canet, Cab.Sauvignon Blend, Dry, Ready, but will keep, Red, 13.0 % alc.

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Chateau Batailley, Cab.Sauvignon Blend, Dry, Ready, but will keep, Red, 13.0 % alc.

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478cs

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