Pauillac is maybe the best appellation of Bordeaux with three premiers grands crus classés (1st great growth) out of 5. Pauillac has 18 grands crus classés in total! The great châteaux of Pauillac are Château Lafite, Château Latour and Château Mouton-Rothschild.

Pauillac wines generally have a lot of body, tannic and acid when they are young; they have an opulent bouquet with aromas of blackcurrant and cedar when they age.

Château Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux, 2001
Chateau Lynch Bages
Chateau Lynch Bages 2001
Château Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux, 2001  "Quite dark crimson. Very rich and seductive on the nose. Some evolution and lots of burnt mineral aromas. Lifted and fresh on the finish. But not angular and awkward. Actually rather racy and...
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2001
Chateau Mouton Rothschild
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2001
Château Mouton Rothschild 1eme Cru Classe Pauillac 2001  2001 Mouton is already showing secondary notes. Smoke, truffle, cassis, burnt leaves and blackberries make up the perfume. The hint of greenness in the finish is not helped by the...
Les Carruades De Lafite, Pauillac, Bordeaux, 2001
Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Les Carruades De Lafite 2001
Les Carruades De Lafite, Pauillac, Bordeaux, 2001  Lafite's second wine has improved in quality enormously in recent years and is always a good buy. A strict selection this year means that 43% of the crop at Lafite was used in the Carruades. The...