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Château Pouget, Margaux


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 coeur 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.” 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.

Region:Bordeaux, France
Grape:47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot.
Tasting Note: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.
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