WHO? Wines have been made at Château Macquin since 1885, when the first cellar was developed by François-Albert Macquin. François was the first to re-plant vines in the Saint-Émilion region following the phylloxera outbreak in the 19th century. Today, the Château is run by his grandson Denis and wife Christine Corre-Macquin, who own 27 hectares of vines in both prestigious appellations, Saint-Émilion and Pomerol.
Château Macquin is located just three kilometres north of Saint-Émilion, in the small village of Saint-Georges, the smallest of all Bordeaux appellations (180 hectares). However, at its peak of 89 metres above sea level, Saint-Georges enjoys one of the best elevations on the right bank, giving the wines freshness and concentration. The south facing vines are planted on clay and limestone soils and range from 15 to 60 years old.
Along with Chateau Saint Georges, this is the best regarded estate in Saint-Georges Saint-Emilion. Château Macquin was a great discovery to us – superbly rich and generous wine that it’s a fine introduction to Bordeaux’s softer side. Alluring aromas of ripe red cherry, cassis and a hint of liquorice burst on the nose. The palate is full-bodied with silky, ripe tannins. Concentrated flavours of ripe red fruits, tobacco and graphite are balanced by a lifted acidity.Additional informations (PDF)