About the Wine
Bernard Magrez owns several most iconic estates including Château Pape Clément an exception Grand Cru Classé from Pessac-Léognan. Celebrated for his attention to detail in the vineyard and constant achievement of excellence in the winery which translates into award-winning wines for every occasion.
“My life has been forty years of passion for vines and wine. Now I want to pass on this sense of excellence. I’m a vintner, with four Grand Cru Classés estates in Bordeaux, a handful of exquisite vineyards in the south, and wineries in eight other countries around the world, and through them I can create real emotions and wonder. This is what I’ve always done, and what I’ll always do.” ~Bernard Magrez
Bernard Magrez was born in Bordeaux in 1936 and left school at 16 to start trading wines. In 1961, at 25 years old, Bernard started his own company dedicated to whiskey and port. In the late ’70s, he went back to his roots in wine, and in the 1980s, he acquired Château Pape Clément, a famous Grand Cru Classé of Graves for thirty years. Next, he purchased Château Fombrauge, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé, Château La Tour Carnet, Médoc Grand Cru Classé since 1855, and then, among eighteen other renowned Bordeaux estates, Clos Haut Peraguey, Premier Grand Cru Classé of Sauternes. His next acquisitions took place in eight different countries: Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and the United States. In total, he owns 43 properties and more than 1,000 hectares of vineyards.
The vines on this Catalonian estate, located 120km south of Barcelona in Porrera, cling to the sharp slopes and peaks of the local hills at an altitude of 300m above sea level. Vines were first planted here in the 12th century, by Carthaginian monks ofthe Order of Saint Brut.
Tasting Notes: A layered blend of Carignan, Grenache Noir, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Like many of Bernard Magrez's wines, a hefty dose of tight-grained tannins from oak aging give this wine a rustic charm. Strawberry and cherry fruit combine with leather and herbal notes.
Dark plums, figs, cedar, mushrooms, and provencal herbs on the nose. It’s full-bodied with firm, well-integrated tannins. Structured, rich, and savory with a dusty, flavorful finish. Try from 2022. ~92 James Suckling
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