Sandwiched between St Estephe to the north and St Julien to the south, Pauillac is the quintessential region in Bordeaux for producing classic, red wines from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Although vines were first planted in the 1300’s it wasn’t until the 17th century that Pauillac’s agriculture was dominated by the vine. It now produces 8 million bottles of wine annually.
Pauillac is renowned for powerful, concentrated and long-lived wines and it comes as no surprise that three of the five First Growths (Lafite, Latour and Mouton) are located in the appellation along with one third of the total 1855 classification. The other important chateaux to be found in Pauillac are Pontet-Canet, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch-Bages.
Investment Grade Wines and their producers