Pauillac is one of the most prestigious appellations of the Medoc, producing virile and stunning wines. The appellation is home to three First Classified Growths (Mouton, Lafite, Latour), and many other great names who play a role in the international scene, like Chateau Lynch-Bages.
Dating back to the mid-18th century, Chateau Lynch-Bages is named after its former owners the Irish Lynch family. The Chateau once more began to produce wines of superior quality after it was purchased in 1938 by Jean-Charles Cazes, a former baker and pioneer winemaker. Today, Chateau Lynch-Bages is known for its structured and complex wines, the fifth classified growth has built a solid reputation for over four generations within the family which is continued by the charismatic Jean-Michel Cazes.
Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, reigning high on its gravel banks, obtained the status of a First Classified Growth in Bordeaux’s 1855 classification. It is considered by many to be the first among the first of the classified growths. Perfected through its long wine making tradition dating to 1620, the wines of Lafite-Rothschild have a noble personality that enables them to age over decades. Its extraordinary bouquet of cedar, almonds and violet, among others is balanced with mineral notes and supported by elegant tannins that provide an exceptional silk velvet robe.
Château Mouton Rothschild, from the appellation of Pauillac, produces one of Bordeaux’s most renowned and prestigious wines. The Château is a ‘Premier Grand Cru Classé.’ The property is distinguished by the excellence of its wines and it’s illustrated by the famous ram of Augsburg. The 84 ha consists of a typical, gravely Paulliac terroir. The strong presence of Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine a distinct intensity, lends roundness to its powerful tannins, and provides a complex aromatic palette (vanilla, grilled almonds, black fruits). These powerful qualities are balanced with a delicate minerality and a fresh, long finish.