Chateau Noaillac, Cru Bourgeois 2014 Médoc, Bordeaux, France
A rising star. Damien, Marc Pages’s grandson, took over the running of this property some years ago. Around 40 years ago, the family discovered that the soil in this northerly part of the Médoc had once produced excellent wines but the land had been abandoned.
Now with 49 hectares, and the vines becoming older, 20-25 years on average, a new chai with rows of temperature controlled stainless steel vats and an immaculate barrel cellar. Château Noaillac is now producing succulent, lovely early drinking claret.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Merlot (55%) and Petit Verdot (5%). Chateau Noaillac is a cru bourgeois that has great complexity and ageing potential whilst, in its youth, the smooth and charming qualities of the land. Therefore, it can be enjoyed in its youth or after being kept for a few years.
Grapes: 40% Merlot, 55% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec.
Food Pairing: The wine will pair extremely well with roast meats, in particular game meats such as venison.