Château Larose Perganson

Château Larose-Perganson is an Haut Médoc of masterful tradition. It recounts the story of the pioneer planters of the Médoc, like Jean-Pierre de Pontet who chose this terroir to found Château Larose-Perganson in 1719. He discovered that the ancient bed of the Garonne, composed of round river pebbles carried here from the Pyrenees in the Quaternary period, created a miraculous terroir for the vines and the quality of the grapes. The wine they produced developed power and structure that enabled it to undergo lengthy ageing, and be improved by cellaring. More than a simple thirst-quenching wine, this was wine of another dimension altogether. And the better the terroir was adapted to the grape, the more the wine gained in quality and ageing potential.

Larose-Perganson figured amongst the “new French clarets” – wines of exceptional quality that are now legendary. For as long as its terroir is respected the estate will continue to produce a classic Haut-Médoc that is timeless and immutable.  That is why, in spite of the disappearance of its château in the aftermath of the war, it continued to live. Today it is chateau bottled in the Vignobles de Larose cellars at Larose-Trintaudon, its neighbour. The absence of its own chateau building and status as an independent legal entity precludes it from ever being classified as a Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel or obtaining organic accreditation. However, it was designated a Cru Bourgeois Supérieur in 2020 and its production adheres strictly to the organic specifications charter.

TASTING NOTES:

Dark ruby red with purple glints. Immense aromatic complexity in a register of fresh red fruit (strawberry, raspberry, redcurrant), white fruit and fragrant hyacinth. Full bodied and mouth filling, it has perfect, almost magical balance. An excellent structure of sleek tannins gives the impression of endless persistence. The 2010 vintage showed great promise, and that promise has been fulfilled in this 2018 vintage that has everything!

MEDALS & AWARD

 

• James Suckling : 92-93/100

• Vinous : 88-91/100

• Yves Beck : 91-93/100

• Jancis Robinson : 15,5/20

• Vert de vin : 15/20

APPELLATION:
Haut-Médoc – Cru Bourgeois

CLASSEMENT:
Cru Bourgeois Supérieur

HARVEST:
– Merlots: 19 September (early ripening parcels) – 2 October
– Cabernet Sauvignons: between 3 and 10 October

FINAL BLEND:
– 56% Cabernet Sauvignon
– 44% Merlot