Saturday, 3 March 2012
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