The Bordeaux commune of Pauillac is the most prestigious wine
commune in the world, home to some of the most famous names in fine
wine, such as Lafite, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour.
In Pauillac, Stephen Brook examines the factors that make the
commune and its wines so desirable. The land - the way it lies and
the soils that comprise it - is assessed, as is the intriguing
history of the area which set the scene for the introduction of the
1855 Classification. Pauillac''s viticulture and winemaking are
also explained and practical advice is given on visiting the
The book then provides in-depth profiles of the Pauillac
estates, arranged according to their position in the 1855
Classification. Each profile analyzes the development of the estate
and its wines, the aims, attitudes and practices of the owners and
a qualitative assessment is given on their current results.
Pauillac concludes with an extensive section of tasting and
vintage notes for each estate. Throughout the book, specially
commissioned photography by Michael Busselle captures the essence
of the place and its people.