If you are looking for a "masculine" wine with a strong character, and a good range of quality, then you will certainly find your happiness among Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe. Found in these two appellations exceptional areas such as Latour, Mouton, Pontet-Canet, Cos d'Estournel ... but also very good Crus Bourgeois.
The Pauillac (1217 hectares) is located around the town of Pauillac, who was one of the most important ports in the region, and of course the export of wines from Médoc replaced the bronze vessels leaving the port . Pauillac is still essential when speaking of exceptional wines. Mainly planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Pauillac terroir is ideally suited to producing great wines. There are very large as Latour, Mouton, Pontet-Canet, Lafite Rothschild ... but also great discoveries like the Château Bellegrave.
Saint-Estèphe (1,214 hectares) is distinguished by a wide variety of soils and geological basements. It is difficult to speak of Saint-Estèphe wines like where you would find a homogeneous character. The soil, climate ... many factors vary from one property to another, depending on the area in which they are located. Some St-Estèphe are powerful, structured, exceptional ... like Chateau Cos d'Estournel and Chateau Montrose, while others offer priority roundness and charm.