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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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1989 Chateau Lynch-Bages, 5me Cru Classe, Pauillac
May 30, 4:00 PM AEST
1989 Chateau Lynch-Bages, 5me Cru Classe, Pauillac
by Lawsons
Est: AUD500- AUD600
AUD1103 Bids
1989 Chateau Lynch-Bages, 5me Cru Classe, Pauillac
May 30, 4:00 PM AEST
1989 Chateau Lynch-Bages, 5me Cru Classe, Pauillac
by Lawsons
Est: AUD500- AUD600
AUD1103 Bids
2011 Chateau Pontet-Canet, 5me Cru Classe, Pauillac
May 30, 4:00 PM AEST
2011 Chateau Pontet-Canet, 5me Cru Classe, Pauillac
by Lawsons
Est: AUD250- AUD300
AUD1103 Bids
1996 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac
May 20, 2:00 PM PDT
1996 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac
by Clars Auctions
Est: $150- $250
$751 Bid
2001 Chateau Lynch-Bages 'Blanc de Lynch-Bages', Pauillac
May 30, 4:00 PM AEST
2001 Chateau Lynch-Bages 'Blanc de Lynch-Bages', Pauillac
by Lawsons
Est: AUD120- AUD180
AUD151 Bid
2001 Chateau Lynch-Bages 'Blanc de Lynch-Bages', Pauillac
May 30, 4:00 PM AEST
2001 Chateau Lynch-Bages 'Blanc de Lynch-Bages', Pauillac
by Lawsons
Est: AUD120- AUD180
AUD151 Bid
3 Flaschen Chateau Baron Longueville
May 30, 9:00 AM CEST
3 Flaschen Chateau Baron Longueville
by Auktionshaus Zofingen
Est: CHF160- CHF200
CHF1600 Bids
1 Flasche Chateau Lafite Rothschild
May 30, 9:00 AM CEST
1 Flasche Chateau Lafite Rothschild
by Auktionshaus Zofingen
Est: CHF240- CHF300
CHF2400 Bids
1 Flasche Chateau Mouton Rothschild
May 30, 9:00 AM CEST
1 Flasche Chateau Mouton Rothschild
by Auktionshaus Zofingen
Est: CHF200- CHF250
CHF2000 Bids
1 Flasche Chateau Mouton Rothschild
May 30, 9:00 AM CEST
1 Flasche Chateau Mouton Rothschild
by Auktionshaus Zofingen
Est: CHF480- CHF600
CHF4800 Bids
1 Flasche Chateau Mouton Rothschild
May 30, 9:00 AM CEST
1 Flasche Chateau Mouton Rothschild
by Auktionshaus Zofingen
Est: CHF160- CHF200
CHF1600 Bids
Château Mouton Rothschild 1er Grand Cru Classé 1978
May 22, 2:15 PM CEST
Château Mouton Rothschild 1er Grand Cru Classé 1978
by Wannenes Art Auctions
Est: €250- €500
€2500 Bids
Château Mouton Rothschild 1er Grand Cru Classé 1966
May 22, 2:15 PM CEST
Château Mouton Rothschild 1er Grand Cru Classé 1966
by Wannenes Art Auctions
Est: €250- €500
€2500 Bids
12 Flaschen Chateau Batailley
May 30, 9:00 AM CEST
12 Flaschen Chateau Batailley
by Auktionshaus Zofingen
Est: CHF240- CHF300
CHF2400 Bids
1 Flaschen Chateau Mouton Rothschild
May 30, 9:00 AM CEST
1 Flaschen Chateau Mouton Rothschild
by Auktionshaus Zofingen
Est: CHF240- CHF300
CHF2400 Bids
Château Lynch-Bages
May 23, 10:00 AM CEST
Château Lynch-Bages
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €250- €300
€2000 Bids
Château Lynch-Bages
May 23, 10:00 AM CEST
Château Lynch-Bages
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €500- €600
€4000 Bids
Château Mouton Rothschild
May 23, 10:00 AM CEST
Château Mouton Rothschild
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €190- €200
€1500 Bids
Château Mouton Rothschild
May 23, 10:00 AM CEST
Château Mouton Rothschild
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €250- €300
€2000 Bids
Château Mouton Rothschild
May 23, 10:00 AM CEST
Château Mouton Rothschild
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €325- €375
€2500 Bids
Château Mouton Rothschild
May 23, 10:00 AM CEST
Château Mouton Rothschild
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €325- €375
€2500 Bids
Château Mouton Rothschild
May 23, 10:00 AM CEST
Château Mouton Rothschild
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €325- €375
€2500 Bids
Château Mouton Rothschild
May 23, 10:00 AM CEST
Château Mouton Rothschild
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €450- €525
€3500 Bids
Château Mouton Rothschild
May 23, 10:00 AM CEST
Château Mouton Rothschild
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €450- €525
€3500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Pauillac Bordeaux


Aste Bolaffi

Aste Bolaffi

Auktionshaus Zofingen

Auktionshaus Zofingen

Clars Auctions

Clars Auctions

Auktionshaus Arnold

Auktionshaus Arnold