Clement Pichon 2018 - Haut Médoc
ABOUT THE WINE
Appellation | Haut Médoc
Grape |85% Merlot - 11% Cabernet sauvignon 4% Cabernet franc
Tasting Notes | A great wine, still showing signs of just a little amount aging but already expressive with its beautiful aromas of wild berries, orange peel and toast. Its development on the palate also seduces with its juicy side, its dense tannins and its good oakiness.
Pairing | This wine has been know to pair well with meaty fish dishes. If you get a chance, give it a go. Grilled tuna, monk or mackerels.
Drinking | Ideally 2024 - 2030. If to drink now. Yopu know the drill. :)
Reviews | James Suckling : 92/100 Wine Doctor : 93 /100 Jeff Leve : 87/100 Terre de Vins : 17/20
Château | Located near to Bordeaux, in the south of the Haut-Médoc appellation, the story of Chateau Clément-Pichon dates back to the 14th century. Since its restructuring in 1979, the vineyard has dominated the appellation with its 25 hectares of vines.
A cru of old notoriety, to which a wealthy merchant, owner of the premises in the 18th century, would have given the name of a Caribbean island. The Baillencourt family, established here since 1933, sold it in 1969 to the powerful captain of industry Clément Fayat, also owner of Châteaux Fayat (Pomerol) and Clément-Pichon (Haut-Médoc). The 25 ha vineyard, located northwest of Saint-Émilion, near Pomerol, is established on a beautiful terroir of old sands with clay subsoil. A new cellar with contemporary lines, signed Jean Nouvel, came out of the ground with the 2013 vintage.
Current owner | Jean-Claude et Laurent Fayat
Vines | 25 years on average
Surface of the vines | 25 Hectares
Farming | HVE 3 cirtified.
Ageing |12 months - 30% in barrels (64% of new oak and 36% oin one year old)- 70% in stainless steel vats
Terroir | Large gravel on the surface on a sub-layer of iron
Website | Château Clement Pichon