Region: Saint-Estephe, Medoc
In 1992, Jean-Claude Rouzaud, oenologist and Board Chairman of Champagne Louis Roederer, acquired and combined two Cru Bourgeois vineyards in the heart of the Medoc’s prestigious Saint-Estèphe appellation: Château Picard and Château Beauséjour. Together, these properties make up what is now called Château Haut-Beauséjour. Blue and black stone fruits, crème de cassis, lavender, sage, mint, tobacco and spices flesh out in a dark, sensual wine built on texture and resonance. This plump, juicy Saint Estèphe is a great choice for drinking over the next few years. Blend: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot.