Chateau Pouget Margaux, 2007

Chateau Pouget Margaux, 2007

84.00

A hearty blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Margaux is an important appellation in the Haut-Médoc district of Bordeaux, southwestern France. Located 15 miles north of the city of Bordeaux, the appellation is famous for producing supple, perfumed wines, predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon. François-Antoine Pouget inherited Château Pouget in 1748. His daughter Claire married Pierre-Antoine de Chavailles in 1771. Over one and a half centuries, the Pouget de Chavailles family was in charge of Chateau Pouget. They sometimes faced difficulties, like during the French Revolution, when their properties were requisitioned, but they also met with great success, as Chateau Pouget was classified as a fourth Cru Classé in 1855. Since 1906, the estate has been in the hands of the Guillemet family. Technical director Lucien Guillemet puts his great experience into creating a wine expressing all the beauty of these gravel soils envied the world over. He manages Château Pouget with conviction, but also subtlety. Chateau Pouget is the epitome of Margaux wine, a rarely-found combination of depth and finesse, delicious red and black fruit, grace and style of perfectly ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a classic Margaux, effortlessly combining finesse and substance. At Chateau Pouget articular attention is paid to the harvesting date, with the aim of picking grapes that have reached optimum ripeness, The grapes are sorted both in the vineyard and at the winery and express all the finesse of the terroir.

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