- Monday 13 July 2009
Telephone: +33 (0)5 57 88 90 82
Visits: By appointment only
Details: Margaux, 4ème cru classé, 10ha, gravelly-sand
Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot Noir 30%, Cabernet Franc 10%
Compared to some of the cru classé Medoc properties, Château Pouget had a relatively calm history of ownership. From 1748 to early 20th century the estate changed hands through inheritance only - and just managed to avoid being snatched away during the French Revolution. It is named after the estate's original owners, the Pouget family, who were bequeathed a working vineyard in the mid 18th century (it had once been cultivated by the monks of Cantenac's ancient priory). This was handed down to the De Chavailles family in the 19th century, until its 1906 purchase by 'outsider' Pierre Guillemet, who in the thirties added Chateau Boyd-Cantenac to his portfolio. For several decades the wines of Guillemet's holdings were handled together but are now produced separately.