Grape(s): Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Localization: Moulis en Medoc, Bordeaux, France
Tasting Notes: This full wine offers blackberry fruits and ripe tannins. Full of juicy flavors, the wine has been smoothed by the wood aging and given a lift by the final acidity. Drink from 2024
The Domain: The property was split in two at the end of the XIXth century, then bought around 1980 by Lucien Lurton. His daughter, Marie-Laure, ran it enthusiastically, making a beautifully structured wine with real potential for ageing. If the 1989 millesime is wonderfully open, the later years can be relied upon to re ect the work done. is is more a wine of rigour and structure than one of sensual curves.
Philippe Ferrier bought the property in 2015 and under- took a complete refurbishment of the Château, the fer- menting installations and the cellars as well as the harvest reception and processing installations.
François Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, Cardinal Richelieu’s grandnephew, was one of the most colorful characters of his time. He was a friend of Voltaire and a notorious libertine, a companion in the debauchery of the regent Philippe d’Orléans (1715 - 1723). Having the favors of Louis XV, he became Maréchal and Superintendent of Trivial Pleasures to the king.
He became an staunch defender and advocate of Bordeaux wines a er being named Militay Govonor of Guyenne. When questioned by Louis XV on how he maintained his vigour as a lover, he said he owed it to Médoc wine and added wistfully : Don’t tell the King I am Maréchal de France (the highest military distinction at the time), he thinks I am a wine producer from Bordeaux».