Appellation | Haut Médoc
Grape | Merlot 51%, Cabernet Sauvignon 38%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Petit Verdot 1%
Ageing | Alcoholic fermentation in open barrels (50% of the harvest), malolactic fermentation in barrels (100%), maturing during 13 months in barrels, among which 41% are new oak
Tasting notes | Quite sustained shiny color with a fruity nose (ripe red fruits), smoky, sweet spices (turmeric, saffron), floral, complex. The nose develops as the wine breathes to ripe fruits, mentholated, fine vanilla, melted wood
Paring | Duck terrine with hazelnuts, carpaccio of duck breast (coarse salt and olive oil), or try Milanese risotto, beef cheek stew, lamprey and comté cheese
Drinking | Now until 2035
Critic notes/Awards | Rated 91 and Editor's Choice by Wine Enthusiast
91 for a barrel sample by Wine Enthusiast
90 by Gilbert & Gaillard
A silver medal at the 2018 Decanter Asia Wine Awards, in Hong Kong
A bronze medal at the 2019 Concours des Vignerons.
Bronze medal at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, in London
Available in case of 6 or 12 (not available for individual sale).
Located in Saint-Sauveur, on the surrounding of Pauillac, their former owners, in the 18th and 19th centuries, Messrs Hourtin and Ducasse, gave their name to this area. The Marengo family acquired it in 1976 and for more than 40 years they have been taking care of it with their 7 children.
Current owner: Michel & Marie Marengo
Soils: gravel, chalk, clay
Farming: The management of the vine in conservation agriculture (which borrows certain techniques from biodynamics or organic farming) makes it possible to support it by using the natural capacities of plants to treat the vines, to work the soil, to promote diversity between the rows, allow the vines to strengthen and thus express themselves fully.
Vines: average 45 years old