{"api":{"host":"https:\/\/pinot.decanter.com","authorization":"Bearer ZDc0NTJhYWU3MzZkMzQyZDY2ZTI3NDY2Mzk4Mzk5NTMzNzEwZjRhNmYzMTY2Zjk1MThkNzM3MWMzMGZiNWM5MA","version":"2.0"},"piano":{"sandbox":"false","aid":"6qv8OniKQO","rid":"RJXC8OC","offerId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","offerTemplateId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","wcTemplateId":"OTOW5EUWVZ4B"}}

Domaine Clarence Dillon buys Chateau Tertre Daugay

Domaine Clarence Dillon, owner of Chateau Haut-Brion, has bought Saint Emilion classified growth Chateau Tertre Daugay.

The 16ha estate, planted to 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, has been owned by Count Léo de Malet-Roquefort of Maison Malet Roquefort since 1978.

In recent years, it has been run by his son Alexandre de Malet-Roquefort, with Stéphane Derenoncourt as a consultant.

Tertre Daugay is considered by critics to have excellent though under-exploited terroir – although Decanter described the 2005 as the ‘best-ever’ from the property.

It was demoted in the controversial 2006 St Emilion classification, to be reinstated in 2010 after the classification was contested by several chateaux.

The Malet-Roquefort family continue to own Chateau La Gaffelière.

Prince Robert of Luxembourg, owner of Haut-Brion, commented on the Domaine Clarence Dillon website, ‘Our family company looks forward to returning this great estate to its former glory’.

Written by Jane Anson in Bordeaux

Latest Wine News