This is one of the unsung beauties of Margaux and one of its greatest values. Its links with England go back to 1433 when the mediaeval castle was given by Henry VI to the Duke of Gloucester. It has been owned and run since 1992 by Marie-Laure Lurton, helped by the Boissenot consultancy, which looks after almost all the top Haut-Médoc properties. The vines are now carefully tended to respect the natural environment (since 2003 being certified Terra Vitis). Merlot makes up 77% of the 2016 blend, with Cabernet Sauvignon 22% and Petit Verdot 1%, with the wine now ageing 30% in new oak, and slightly older barrels. Colour is rich purple of medium depth, the nose being fragrant and open. Superbly ripened Merlot grapes ensure that the palate is suavely textured and magnificently rich in fruitiness. Acidity is in fine balance, as are mouth-coating, gentle tannins of great charm (for drinking 2019-2026+).
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