Antoine Pouget


A selection of Château Pouget

4th Grand Cru Classé in 1855

Margaux


Lucien Guillemet
owner
(photo)

Bouteille
Bouteille
Bouteille

The estate

It’s hard to miss the imposing coat of arm on the label. No doubt, Antoine Pouget comes from the vineyard of the prestigious «Château Pouget». It pays homage to the founder of the vineyard, François-Antoine Pouget, King counsellor during Louis XV reign... The Duke de Richelieu is at the origin of the coat of arms and motto of Château Pouget. « L’amour sur ton cœur étendra sa puissance. Ton verbe sera clair comme le chant du Coq. A l’égal du Lion tu ne craindras le choc. Si de cestuy nectar tu te remplis la panse. »

The owner

Since 1906, the estate has been in the hands of the Guillemet family. Technical director Lucien Guillemet puts his great experience into making sure his wine expresses all the beauty of these gravel soils envied the world over. He runs Château Pouget with conviction, but also subtlety.

The wine

Vintage 2009 : A well rounded, accessible, gourmet and fruity wine with the balance and harmony that define the very best Margaux.

Vintage 2010 : Antoine Pouget is a feminine wine, rounded and accessible, fruity and gourmet. The 2010 vintage reveals subtle notes of mild spices (cinnamon). Silky and smooth, this wine possesses a balance and harmony which characterise the best Margaux wines.


Composition

Soil

Siliceous Graves thin and drain of antique quaternary

Area

10 hectares

Average age of vines

22 years

Density

9,000 vines per hectare

Harvesting

Manual harvesting with sorting table

Ageing

12 months

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Palmarès - récolte 2008


Challenge international du vin 2011..................Or

Palmarès - récolte 2009


Wine Spectator…………………………………………92/100

Jacques Dupont – Le Point………………………......14,5/20