Château Haut de La Bécade is a small seven-hectare family estate at the heart of the village of Bages. Its closest neighbours are none other than the very famous Château Pichon Baron (2nd Cru Classé), Château Pichon Comtesse (2nd Cru Classé), Château Lynch Bages (5th Cru Classé), and Château Croizet Bages (5th Cru Classé)!
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 47%, Merlot 39%, Cabernet Franc 14%.
Jacky Lorenzetti, an iconic figure in French rugby (president and owner of Racing Metro 92 since 2006), purchased Château Pédesclaux in 2009.
Its second wine Fleur de Pédesclaux is floral with toasted notes and aromas of blackcurrant and strawberry. Silky with good structure, pleasant acidity and an enjoyable finish.
Blend: Merlot 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%.
La Chapelle de Lafon-Rochet is the second wine made by Château Lafon-Rochet, a Saint-Estèphe 4th Grand Cru Classé. Far from just window dressing, Lafon-Rochet is first and foremost a family estate which has been run by Michel Tesseron for several years. Three generations now stand side by side in the shape of Basile and his children.
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 57%, Merlot 37%, Petit Verdot 4%, Cabernet Franc 2%.
Created in 1986, Frank Phélan (Château Phélan Ségur’s second wine) bears the name of the son of Bernard Phélan, who founded the estate. Frank Phélan is made from 15 hectares of old vines and a selection of vines less than ten years old, and respects the chateau’s traditional values whilst expressing another side of its terroir. Frank Phélan pairs gourmet, intense and crisp fruit with an elegant structure and silky tannins.
It has been matured for 14 months. Its roundness and suppleness mean that it can be enjoyed whilst still very young.
Château Puy Boyrein’s eight hectares of vines are in the village of Roaillan between the Garonne and the vast forest running alongside the Atlantic.
Supple and rounded in the attack, this is a fruity, elegant wine.
Blend: Merlot 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Cabernet Franc 10%.
Straddling Sauternes and Graves, the vines of Château Puy Boyrein were once part of the great Château Boyrein estate, a former manor belonging to the aristocratic de Gourgues family which served as a hunting lodge for Pope Clement before being dismantled in 1877.
Blend: Sauvignon 50%, Semillon 30%, Muscadelle 20%
The wines of Château Tour Léognan are blended from young vines (less than 12 years old) owned by Château Carbonnieux, Graves Grand Cru Classé, using the same cultivation and winemaking methods. During the first few years of production, the young replanted vines produce gourmet, tasty wines which are decidedly enjoyable and easy to drink at an early stage.
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 40%.
Château Tour Léognan Blanc is a wine for pleasure, a Sauvignon-dominated blend offering up citrus notes which is fleshy and elegant on the palate. This lively and fruity wine is rounded out by the softness and richness of Semillon.
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc 65%, Semillon 35%.