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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Pauillac, small port and communal appellation in the médoc district of bordeaux which has the unparalleled distinction of boasting three of the five first growths ranked in Bordeaux’s most famous classification within its boundaries—Chx lafite, latour, and mouton rothschild—as well as a bevy of other classed growths rivalling them (and each other) with increasing insistence. For all the importance of its wines, Pauillac gives the impression of being the only settlement in the Haut-Médoc to have an existence independent of wine—an impression reinforced by its size and nearby industrial installations.