More Cabernet Sauvignon than usual in this wine: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot. Picked from 15 September to 8 October.
Deep crimson. Scented and sleek. Very ripe and flattering. Not at all like the classic Montrose style - presumably deliberately made to be drunk young. Polished and even rather sweet! Not that St-Estèphe ...
On a beautiful hill top of gravels and close to several Classified Growth of Saint-Estèphe estates (Château Calon Segur), Château Domeyne confirmed its classification as a Cru Bourgeois in 1932 and has won medals every year. Excellent facilities allow the making of a wine full of nuances and personality.
In 2006, the mansion house was bought by Claire Villars Lurton, owner of Château Haut-Bages Libéral and Château Ferrière which are respectively 5th Classified Growth of Pauillac and 3rd Classifed Growth of Margaux, and her husband Gonzague Lurton, owner of Château DURFORT VIVENS, 2nd Classified Growth of Margaux.
They put all their expertise in their efforts to lift this wine to rank among the best in its classification. With this new goal of quality in mind, Claire and Gonzague Lurton are determined to continue the challenge of promoting Château Domeyne to the top.