Pauillac AOC takes its name from the city in the heart of the Medoc, with about 1,200 hectares of vines grown on the appellation’s high-quality gravel and rock soils, the wines of Pauillac are some of the most long lived wines of the Left Bank. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and petit verdot grow on a gentle slope facing the Garonne River.
The ageing potential of wines from Pauillac are unrivaled. The wines, aromatic and intense have strong tannins that soften with age. The wines are energetic and full-bodied when consumed young but with bottle age, the wines of Pauillac evolve a more delicate and complex nature.
Pauillac in 2015:
Spotlight on the 2015 vintage: Spring in Bordeaux was unusually mild in 2015. The months of May, June and July were subsequently warm and dry, allowing the vines to develop rapidly. Early August the grapes achieved veraison evenly and consistently. Autumn saw cooler, damp weather, allowing the grapes to build aromatic complexity and power before harvest. The highly-anticipated vintage promises to be a long-lived one.Bordeaux Futures 2015