Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Country, Region: France, Bordeaux
’The nose is fruity, finely tight and it offers a small concentration, power, the freshness. It reveals the notes of blackberry, raspberry, violet, racy minerality, discreet hint of camphor, nutmeg, a subtle hint of pepper. The mouth is fruity and offers juiciness, the suavity and a good definition, a certain gourmandize, a small tension, suavity, a richness well controlled and a beautiful flesh of the fruit. The wine express the notes of raspberry, strawberry, violet associated with violet plum, as well as hint of cardamon, the caramelization, a discreet hint of sweet blonde tobacco. The tannins are precise and finely mellow. Good length. A discreet hint of star anis on the persistance.’ (90-91) points, Vertedevin, May 2021.
Located in the Macau en Medoc region not far from the entry to the Margaux appellation. This chateau dates back to the 18th century and now covers 22.5 hectares planted mostly to Cabernet Sauvigon (60%) with Merlot making up 35% of the blend and Petit Verdot rounding out the classic blend with 5% of the final blend. Located not far from the Garonne river the soils here are classic Garonne gravels with a clay sub-soil giving wines of classic mellow character with relatively smooth tannins and an elegant and fine structure making these wines remarkably consistent and approachable even in their youth. The vineyard is maintained under sustainable viticulture guidelines with an average age of vines around 35yo.. Harvest are all done manually and vinification is quite classic with temperature control capping the ferment temperature at 28c to retain freshness and with totp destemming and regular pump-overs 3 times a day the winemaking approach ensures gentle handling of fruit and a tendency towards finesse of tannins and structure. The percentage of new oak is kept to a minimum to ensure the fruit speaks clearly at all stages of the wines long and graceful evolution. These are wines which typically ages effortlessly for up to 20 years or more while also being enjoyable in their youth.