Proprietaire

Château Pouget


Grand Cru Classé in 1855

Margaux


Lucien Guillemet
owner
(photo)

Bouteille
Bouteille
Bouteille

The estate

Château Pouget got its name from François-Antoine Pouget who took over the estate in 1748. The Maréchal-Duc de Richelieu, a great wine-lover, awarded the château the coat of arms that still features on its label to this day. But it was in 1855 that Château Pouget really found its place in the history of the great Bordeaux wines, when it was admitted as a 4th Grand Cru Classé. 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 2008 : The epitome of Margaux, a rarely-found combination of depth and finesse. Delicious red and black fruit, grace and style of perfectly ripe Cabernet Sauvignon.

Vintage 2009 : A classic Margaux, effortlessly combining finesse and substance. The majestic, dense and dark purple robe sparkles invitingly, while the delicate nose entices with its intense bouquet of ripe red fruits, dark berries and wild cherry. The full, dense flavour is backed by voluptuous tannins, the fruit of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes harvested at the peak of their maturity, endowing this wine with a wonderful richness, volume and depth of flavour. A great sensation on the palate, with seductive blackcurrant and blueberry flavours. The balance and strength of this elegant wine reflect the noble character of this prestigious appellation. Expressing the full potential of the fruit, the dense and flavoursome tannins build to a very long, fresh finish, with notes of sweet cinnamon. A magnificent wine, from an exceptional vintage.

Vintage 2010 : This 2010 vintage embodies all that is good about Margaux wine: a surprising marriage of depth and finesse, marked by a subtle bouquet of roasted notes.The delightful notes of summer and forest fruits give it its crimson colour, while the perfectly mature Cabernet Sauvignon grapes give it the richness, fullness and gourmet sensation of a magnificent wine, in an exceptional vintage.

Vintage 2011 : This Margaux 2011 offers a deep ruby-red colour and a bouquet delicately combining liquorice with roasted coffee notes and surprising hints of cassis bud.The tannins are fleshy and very full thanks to the slow extraction during the vatting process.The long, silky finish combines flavours of cassis (stemming from the dominant cabernet sauvignon) with slightly woody notes, revealing all the elegance of this wine. At Château Pouget particular attention is paid to the harvesting date, with the aim of picking grapes that have reached optimum ripeness.The grapes are sorted both in the vineyard and at the winery, and express all the finesse of this great terroir.


Composition

Soil

Gravel and Sand

Area

10 hectares

Average age of vines

42 years

Density

10,000 vines per hectare

Harvesting

Manual harvesting with sorting table

Ageing

18 months in barrels (90% new oak)

Download the technical sheet

Palmarès - récolte 2008


Wine Spectator.........................................87-90/100

Decanter.................................................... ★★★★

Bettane et Desseauve...................................14,5/20

Jacques Dupont (Le Point)................................16/20

La Revue du Vin de France...........................14-15/20

Guide Hubert 2011....................................5 verres/5

Gault & Millau.................................................15/20

Le Figaro.....................................................15,5/20

Guide Hachette 2012..........................................Cité

Palmarès - récolte 2009


Wine Spectator.........................................93-96/100

Decanter..................................... ★★★★ - 17,75/20

Bettane et Desseauve 2010..............................15/20

Bernard Burtschy......................................92-94/100

Jacques Dupont (Le Point)........................16-16,5/20

RVF.......................................................15,5-16/20

Gault & Millau...............................★★★★★ - 15/20

Guide Hachette 2013...........................................★

Palmarès - récolte 2010


Wine Spectator........................................89-92/100

Decanter........................................ ★★★★ - 17/20

Bettane et Desseauve.....................................17/20

James Suckling........................................91-92/100

Jacques Dupont (Le Point)...............................15/20

Bernard Burtschy..........................................93/100

La Revue du Vin de France..........................16-17/20

Le Grand Jury Européen.................................92/100

Terre de vins...............................................16,5/20

RVF 2012................................★★★★★ - 16-17/20

Gault & Millau.............................................16,5/20

Le Monde......................................................16/20

Guide Hubert 2013................................4,5 verres/5

Palmarès - récolte 2011


Guide Hachette 2015............................................★

Decanter......................................★★★★ - 16,5/20

Bettane et Desseauve..............................15-15,5/20

James Suckling........................................90-91/100

Jacques Dupont (Le Point)...............................15/20

La Revue du Vin de France..........................15-16/20

Vinum...........................................................16/20

Wine Spectator 2014.....................................86/100