Acquired by the Milon family after the revolution, this 5eme estate sits on the Mousset crest in sight of the Gironde between Lafite-Rothschild and Mouton-Rothschild. With a nice slope and a mix of sandy gravel, tight clay and limestone deposits that are close to the surface.
Sensing its potential, Baron De Rothschild purchased the property in 1970 and set about elevating it. Planted out at high density to Cabernet Sauvignon for half its holdings with 37% Merlot, 10 Cabernet Franc, 2 Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere, which happens to be the lions share of the entire Bordeaux region.
An estate that is blessed with richness, power and spice, this is a Chateau that is know to perform well above its classification.
With excellent labels and fill levels in the mid shoulder.