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Pessac-Léognan

Geology

The vineyard is established on sedimentary rock while the complex subsoil consists of different layers of gravel, marl and pebbles.

The soil of Saint-Julien is often referred to as «a geological mosaic»

Grape varieties

Cabernet-Sauvignon is the majority grape variety, building the backbone of the wine, while Merlot brings riper notes. Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc contribute to the flavor with floral hues.

Particularity

Its bouquet full of nobility assembles a rich aromatic palette (black fruits and spices in particular), contributing to the charm of its wines.

The Red Wines

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Château Haut-Brion 2023
365 € HT (ex. VAT) / Bt

 97-98 JS / 95-97 RP 

Château Haut-Brion is one of the tenors of the Grands Vins de Bordeaux, being part of the winning quintet of the Premiers Grands Crus Classés of 1855.

With a rich heritage built on five centuries of history, this illustrious name is the oldest of the Grands Crus of Bordeaux and the only one not located in the Médoc.

Elegant and complex, the red wine of Château Haut-Brion is very mineral and of rare complexity. A privilege exclusively granted to very great origins.

Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2023
210 € HT (ex. VAT) / Bt

 97-98 JS / 94-96 RP

The estate faces the Château Haut-Brion. He shares with him this vast terrace of beautiful gravel, enclosed between the streams of the Peugue and the Serpent and called Haut-Brion on ancient maps and charters. These graves that contribute to the wine-growing value of the soil of Château La Mission Haut-Brion are small pebbles, formed of different varieties of quartz. 

Great care is given to the vine to produce grapes of high quality for the future vintage.

Château Les Carmes
Haut-Brion 2023

Price pending release

 98-99 JS / 97-99 RP​

By cultivating a distinct style, defined by bold vinifications, Carmes Haut-Brion has established itself as one of the most original vintages of the appellation, and even of all Bordeaux.

The estate extends over 7 hectares and benefits from the natural distribution between gravel, clay and sand, drawing a unique geological palette. From extraction to aging in barrels, sweetness prevails to raise the noble flavor of the wines.

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2023
Price pending release

94-96 RP

Dating from 1365, Château Smith Haut Lafitte is one of the oldest castles in Bordeaux. 

The castle, carried with passion and ambition by the Cathiard couple, uses its own vines thanks to a mother vine preserved in the nursery on the island of Lalande, contributing to the reputation of the estate.

The flavors of this wine express all the charm and personality of the prestigious wines of Château Smith Haut Lafitte. 

Domaine de Chevalier 2023
Price pending release

94-96 RP 

Owned by the Bernard group, the Domaine de Chevalier has been managed by Olivier Bernard since 1983. The Château is one of the 6 classified crus of the Graves, complimented as much for its red wines as its white wines. 

The Domaine de Chevalier is a clearing in the middle of the forest that protects it, a kind of secret garden away from the media circuits. A paradoxical situation for this cru of excellence, which is part of the elite of this region of graves.

Château Olivier 2023
Price pending release

 92-93 JS

Owned by the De Bethmann family since the 19th century, the estate is sacred Grand Cru Classé de Grave for its whites as well as its reds.

The estate is part of the HVE (High Environmental Value) environmental approach since the 2017 vintage, an indication of its desire to preserve the wealth of its land.

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Château Haut-Bailly 2023
Price pending release

 97-98 JS / 94-96 RP

Known for its exceptional elegance, each vintage of Château Haut-Bailly is unique, embodying the consistency of the terroir and the style of the property.

 

At the heart of the estate, under the windows of the castle, lies its most precious jewel: a plot of centenary vines that gives the wine of Haut-Bailly its timeless soul.

Château Pape Clément 2023
68€ HT / BT 

92-94 RP 

Located at the gates of Bordeaux, Château Pape Clément is one of the oldest wineries in the region since the first harvest took place in 1252. The Château Pape Clément owes its name to Pope Clément V. 

Vintage after vintage, the fame of this great red wine whose flavor blends with the elegance of its dark dress, has become an essential reference of the Bordeaux classified grands crus for wine lovers around the world. 

The White Wines

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Château Haut-Brion 2023
630 € HT (ex. VAT) / Bt

93-94 RP 

Château Haut-Brion is one of the tenors of the Grands Vins de Bordeaux, being part of the winning quintet of the Premiers Grands Crus Classés of 1855.

With a rich heritage built on five centuries of history, this illustrious name is the oldest of the Grands Crus of Bordeaux and the only one not located in the Médoc.

Château La Mission Haut-Brion
2023

Price pending release

93-95 RP

The estate faces the Château Haut-Brion. He shares with him this vast terrace of beautiful gravel, enclosed between the streams of the Peugue and the Serpent and called Haut-Brion on ancient maps and charters. These graves that contribute to the wine-growing value of the soil of Château La Mission Haut-Brion are small pebbles, formed of different varieties of quartz. 

Great care is given to the vine to produce grapes of high quality for the future vintage.

Château Smith Haut Lafitte 
2023
Price pending release

 98-99 JS / 94-96 RP

Dating from 1365, Château Smith Haut Lafitte is one of the oldest castles in Bordeaux. 

The castle, carried with passion and ambition by the Cathiard couple, uses its own vines thanks to a mother vine preserved in the nursery on the island of Lalande, contributing to the reputation of the estate.

The flavors of this wine express all the charm and personality of the prestigious wines of Château Smith Haut Lafitte. 

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Domaine de Chevalier 2023
Price pending release

94-96 RP 

Owned by the Bernard group, the Domaine de Chevalier has been managed by Olivier Bernard since 1983. The Château is one of the 6 classified crus of the Graves, complimented as much for its red wines as its white wines. 

The Domaine de Chevalier is a clearing in the middle of the forest that protects it, a kind of secret garden away from the media circuits. A paradoxical situation for this cru of excellence, which is part of the elite of this region of graves.

Château Olivier 2023
Price pending release

 92-93 JS

Owned by the De Bethmann family since the 19th century, the estate is sacred Grand Cru Classé de Grave for its whites as well as its reds.

The estate is part of the HVE (High Environmental Value) environmental approach since the 2017 vintage, an indication of its desire to preserve the wealth of its land.

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