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:

A dark ruby red wine that expresses aromas of wild strawberries and redcurrant punctuated with subtle notes of menthol. Its voluptuous, enveloping texture is reminiscent of blends in which Merlot predominates. An effect achieved through Cabernet Sauvignons at full maturity associated with ripe, but not overripe, Merlots creating a sense of opulence and smoothness in the mouth. The structure is beautifully soft, caressing the mouth with perfectly integrated tannins that melt on the finish to leave centre stage to exquisite red fruit once more.
A wine of pure pleasure!

MEDALS & AWARD

  James Suckling : 92-93/100

  Yves Beck : 91-93/100

  Alexandre MA : 91/100

– Chris Kissack : 90-92/100

– Decanter : 90/100

– Alexandre MA : 91/100

APPELLATION:
Haut-Médoc – Cru Bourgeois

CLASSEMENT:
Cru Bourgeois Supérieur

HARVEST:
27th september to 11th october

FINAL BLEND:
– 52% Cabernet Sauvignon
– 48% Merlot