Saturday, 3 March 2012

TN : Chateau Clement-Pichon 2005, Cru Bourgeois Supérieur, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France

Château Clément Pichon is located in the commune of Parempuyre, approximately 15 kilometres north of Bordeaux.  The domaine was acquired in 1976 by Clément Pichon who recreated a 25 hectare vineyard that produces the Cru Bourgeois Supérieur.

The Château's history goes back to the fourteenth century where it was known as la Motte Caupène.  After a succession of a number of families and the passage of Louis XIV who came twice, the Château was reconstructed by the Durand-Dassier family in 1881 following a fire.  The architect Michel Louis Garros, built this neo-Renaissance architectural curiosity in the style of Chenonceaux.  In 1976, Clément Fayat became the owner of the domaine, which he renamed Clément- Pichon and which became the family house. In 2003 with the official classification of the Crus Bourgeois of the Médoc gave Château Clément-Pichon the rank of Cru Bourgeois Superior.

This wine received 86 points from Wine Spectator (Web only, 2008). There was 9,000 cases of this wine made.

Colour : Dark red, blue hues

Aroma : Blackcurrant, plums, cedar, herbs

Taste : Blackcurrant, plums, cedar, powdery tannins on finish, light on fruit but long finish

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 164 SEK

Mark : C+

Website : Chateau Clement-Pichon

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