Pauillac AOC is a red wine only appellation covering the commune of Pauillac on the Bordeaux region’s left bank, and minor parts of the four neighbouring communes of Cissac, Saint-Sauveur, Saint-Éstèphe and Saint-Julien-Beychevelle. Pauillac is the most northerly of the Haut-Médoc’s six communally-named AOCs, the others being Margaux AOC, Saint-Julien AOC, Saint-Estèphe AOC, Listrac-Médoc AOC and Moulis-en-Médoc AOC. In recent years the classed growth chateaux have been buying up vineyards belonging to the lesser estates (crus bourgeois).

Vineyard area & wine production: 2002 48,999hl from 1,209ha (Guide Hachette 2004, p.383).

Wine style: Typical flavours include blackcurrant, pencil shavings and graphite (Oz Clarke: 2015, p.38).

Wineries

Certified Biodynamic: Château Pontet-Canet. | Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet.

Certified organic: Château Haut-Bages-Libéral. | Château Latour.

No certification: Carruades de Lafite. | Château Anseillan. | Château Artigues-Arnaud. | Château Batailley. | Château Bellegrave. | Château Chantecler-Milon. | Château Clerc-Milon. | Château Colombier Monpelou. | Château de Coubersant| Château Croizet-Bages. | Château D’Armailhac. | Château Duhart-Milon. | Château Fonbadet. | Château Grand Canyon. Château Grand Puy Ducasse. | Château Grand Puy Lacoste. | Château Fonbadet. | Château Haut Bages Monpelou. | Château Haut-Batailley. | Château Haut-Milon. | Château La Bécasse. | Château La Fleur-Milon. | Château La Fleur Peyrabon. | Chateau La Tourette. | Château Lafite-Rothschild. | Château Lynch-Bages. | Château Lynch-Moussas. | Château Mouton-Rothschild. | Château Pedesclaux. | Château Pichon Longueville Baron. | Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. Château Plantey. | Château Puy La RoseLa Rose Pauillac. | Les Forts de Latour. | Moulin des Carruades