Stephen Brook is the author of "Bordeaux: People, Power and Politics," a tell it like it is volume that contains some frank (and likely unpopular) observations about the modern Bordeaux trade. In "Pauillac," Mr. Brook provides brief but useful profiles of all the classified Pauillac estates -- along with some candid remarks about the wines that are up to snuff and those that are failing to deliver on the promise of their terroir. There is also a section profiling his selection of the best and most promising cru bourgeois and unclassified properties in the area, like Lafleur Milon, Cordeillan Bages and Bernadotte. The book concludes with a collection of Brook's tasting notes -- brief and to the point.
It's a handsomely laid out book with lovely photographs of vineyards, cuveries and chateaux.
All in all, a book most any Bordeaux lover would like to have in her library.