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Pauillac Bordeaux

Paulliac is among France's most prestigious wine-growing regions. It is an "appellation d'origine contrôlée," or AOC, which translates to "controlled designation of origin." Paulliac is also home to three of the five first-growth wineries: Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour, and Château Mouton Rothschild.

The AOC of Paulliac is quite small with just 3,000 acres on the left bank of the Gironde River. Despite its small size, the gravel soil of Paulliac has produced remarkable wines for well over a century. Paulliac has proven itself as a fertile ground for cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot, and malbec.

Tasting notes for wines from Pauillac often include notes of blackcurrents, plums, and cigar-box. Food matches include game and roasted meats.


Quick Facts

  • Wine critic and author Hugh Johnson famously said, "If one had to single out one commune of Bordeaux to head the list, there would be no argument. It would be Pauillac"
  • Malbec used to be the Paulliac's dominant wine grape, but has since been overtaken by cabernet sauvignon
  • In 2010, an 1869 vintage bottle of Château Lafite Rothschild sold at auction for $176,303

Recommended Items at Auction

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Chateau Mouton Rothchild 2000 Bottle Wine
Oct 12, 5:00 PM EDT
Chateau Mouton Rothchild 2000 Bottle Wine
by Abington Auction Gallery
Est: $800- $1,000
$4000 Bids
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Château Lafite Rothschild 1994, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé (1 imperial)
Oct 06, 10:30 AM BST
Château Lafite Rothschild 1994, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé (1 imperial)
by Bonhams
Est: £3,500- £4,500
£3,5000 Bids
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Château Lafite Rothschild 2000, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé (1)
Oct 06, 10:30 AM BST
Château Lafite Rothschild 2000, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé (1)
by Bonhams
Est: £800- £900
£8000 Bids
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Château Lafite Rothschild 2009, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé (12)
Oct 06, 10:30 AM BST
Château Lafite Rothschild 2009, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé (12)
by Bonhams
Est: £6,000- £7,000
£6,0000 Bids
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Château Mouton d'Armailhac 1948, Pauillac 5me Cru Classé (2)
Oct 06, 10:30 AM BST
Château Mouton d'Armailhac 1948, Pauillac 5me Cru Classé (2)
by Bonhams
Est: £300- £380
£3000 Bids
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Château Lafite Rothschild 1961, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé (1)
Oct 06, 10:30 AM BST
Château Lafite Rothschild 1961, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé (1)
by Bonhams
Est: £600- £700
£6000 Bids
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Château Lafite Rothschild 1983, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé (1)
Oct 06, 10:30 AM BST
Château Lafite Rothschild 1983, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé (1)
by Bonhams
Est: £400- £480
£4000 Bids
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Château Lafite Rothschild 1982, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé (12)
Oct 06, 10:30 AM BST
Château Lafite Rothschild 1982, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé (12)
by Bonhams
Est: £25,000- £35,000
£25,0000 Bids
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Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 1982, Pauillac 5me Cru Classé (12)
Oct 06, 10:30 AM BST
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 1982, Pauillac 5me Cru Classé (12)
by Bonhams
Est: £1,300- £1,500
£1,3000 Bids
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Château Pichon Lalande 1982, Pauillac 2me Cru Classé (12)
Oct 06, 10:30 AM BST
Château Pichon Lalande 1982, Pauillac 2me Cru Classé (12)
by Bonhams
Est: £7,500- £8,500
£7,5000 Bids
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Château Lynch-Bages 1989, Pauillac 5me Cru Classé (12)
Oct 06, 10:30 AM BST
Château Lynch-Bages 1989, Pauillac 5me Cru Classé (12)
by Bonhams
Est: £1,800- £2,200
£1,8000 Bids
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Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 1990, Pauillac 5me Cru Classé (12)
Oct 06, 10:30 AM BST
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 1990, Pauillac 5me Cru Classé (12)
by Bonhams
Est: £1,500- £1,700
£1,5000 Bids
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Château Lafite Rothschild 1994, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé (6 magnums)
Oct 06, 10:30 AM BST
Château Lafite Rothschild 1994, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé (6 magnums)
by Bonhams
Est: £4,800- £5,500
£4,8000 Bids
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Château Lafite Rothschild 1998, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé (1)
Oct 06, 10:30 AM BST
Château Lafite Rothschild 1998, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé (1)
by Bonhams
Est: £450- £550
£4500 Bids
2015 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac
Oct 13, 10:30 AM BST
2015 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £380- £480
£3800 Bids
2015 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac
Oct 13, 10:30 AM BST
2015 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £380- £480
£3800 Bids
2005 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac
Oct 13, 10:30 AM BST
2005 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £1,100- £1,500
£1,1000 Bids
2005 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac
Oct 13, 10:30 AM BST
2005 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £1,100- £1,500
£1,1000 Bids
2005 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac
Oct 13, 10:30 AM BST
2005 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £1,100- £1,500
£1,1000 Bids
2005 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac
Oct 13, 10:30 AM BST
2005 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £700- £900
£7000 Bids

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