The Pauillac communal appellation is home to three of the Médoc’s first growth producers and thus is often first to mind for Bordeaux drinkers. Situated just north of Saint-Julien and south of Saint-Estèphe, the terroir differences between the north and south reveal stylistic changes in the wines. The deep gravel, found to be the thickest in the Médoc, radiates heat, aids drainage, and forces roots to dig deep for water and nutrients. Other sites sit on sand, clay and even limestone soils. Highly concentrated berries due to high planting densities, long macerations in the winery, and lengthy barrel aging to soften the tannins are all characteristics of Pauillac. 

Its wines are deeply colored, powerful, and well-structured. The tannins are built to last, making this wine capable of aging decades in bottle with an evolving aromatic profile that gains complexity with time.