Château Haut Pauillac, AOC Pauillac 2009Regular price €39.00
Pretty nose of creme de cassis, blueberries and cedar follows through to a mid-weight, fine-tannined palate of briar fruit, forest floor, incense and coffee. Plush, opulent and ultra-refined.
Pauillac is one of the most sought-after red wine appellations in Bordeaux, located between Saint-Estephe and Saint-Julien on the "Left Bank" of the Gironde.
The stellar reputation of its wines is founded not only on their current quality, but on their historical success. The (in)famous 1855 Classification of the Medoc ranked the best chateaux of the area according to the average prices commanded by their wines at the time, and two of the top five (Chateaux Latour and Lafite-Rothschild) were in Pauillac; these were joined by Chateau Mouton-Rothschild in 1973.
The soils of Pauillac are largely made up of free-draining gravel, which is perfect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. These soils, when combined with the temperate Bordeaux climate, are the starting point for Pauillac's top-class wines.
While Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant grape, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Carmenere, Petit Verdot and Malbec are also allowed.
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Grape variety||60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot | Malbec|