Château La rousselière
Saint-Estèphe - Vintage 2008
This wine which had its heyday in the 18th century, has now the chance of being a star of Saint-Estèphe thanks to a team of carefully-chosen experts, considerable resources and the unbounded ambition of this lover of the great Bordeaux wines.
From the Médoc ‘Royal Route’ close to Saint- Estèphe, the towers of Château La Rousselière can be seen rising up from an ocean of vines, like sails filled by the gentle breeze from the Gironde Estuary. The precious terroir and the passion of a wine-loving couple have made this wine one of the stars of Saint-Estèphe.
Chateau Tour Sieujean
Pauillac - Vintage 2010
Château Tour Sieujean is one of the very last family run estates here, surrounded on all sides by the Pauillac Grands Crus. The 10th century tower looks out over a garden vineyard of a few hectares, planted on the finest gravel hilltops of the appellation area.
The estate is a family business, working in the traditional Médoc way. Catherine and Stéphane Chaumont make wines showing the best of the Pauillac style and have succeeded in waking up this sleeping beauty.
Margaux - Vintage 2009
Château Pouget got its name from François-Antoine Pouget who took over the estate in 1748. The Maréchal-Duc de Richelieu, a great wine-lover, awarded the château the coat of arms that still features on its label to this day. But it was in 1855 that Château Pouget really found its placein the history of the great Bordeaux wines, when it was admitted as a 4th Grand Cru Classé.
Since 1906, the estate has been in the hands of the Guillemet family. Technical director Lucien Guillemet puts his great experience into making sure his wine expresses all the beauty of these gravel soils envied the world over. He runs Château Pouget with conviction, but also subtlety.
Clos Vieux Taillefer
Pomerol - Vintage 2010
Could it be that Clos Vieux Taillefer is eternal? The estate certainly features on the oldest maps of the wine region found to date, and the archives show that it has been in the Robin family since 1768.
Today, Alexandra and Nicolas Robin feel they have something more than a historic jewel, for the real treasure is hidden away underground, a few metres down, in that layer of iron that shapes the truly great Pomerol, and gives this cru its name and character.