Château Paloumey


Château Paloumey

50 rue Pouge de Beau
33290 Ludon-Médoc

+33 5 57 88 00 66
+33 5 57 88 00 67

GPS coordinates
44.9856271 / -0.6312315
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Château Paloumey

Official Vintage Selection
Garonne gravels from the quaternary period
Surface area
34 ha
Planting density
7 200 pieds/ha
35 hl/ha
Grape variety
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Age of the vines
22 years

Plot by plot - Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks - Post fermentation maceration between 20 and 26 days - 30 % of the malolactic fermentation done in new barrels
12 months in oak barrels - 30% of new barrels bought every year
Both Hand Picking and Mecanic harvest

110 000 bottles
Sales and marketing
Europe in general (France, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, etc..) US, Canada, China, Korea, Japan, etc..
Languages spoken
French, English, Spanish
Tasting Notes
16,75 - Decanter
Sweet, intense oaky nose, blackcurrants and some menthol. Crunchy, ripe red berry fruits and fresh acidity on the palate which has purity and a long finish. One of Stephen Brook top three : Martine Cazeneuve has worked hard to improve quality of her Médoc properties. The 2009 Paloumey was excellent, and the 2010 is its equal...
91 - Wine Spectator
Dark, grippy and very tarry, with lots of pebbly tannins driving underneath the layers of boysenberry, steeped fig and blackberry fruit. Ample baker's chocolate and dark tobacco fill in the remaining space. This will need a little cellaring to round into form, but remains a very solid, muscular version. Best from 2015 through 2022. 350 cases imported. One of the 12 Bordeaux Under $20 by James Molesworth
16,5 - Jancis Robinson
Drink 2014-2021 Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon. Very dark purple. Scented. Lots of fruit and intensity without extraneous sweetness. What’s not to like? Quite racy. 

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Martine Cazeneuve

My first wine memory
The intense emotion I felt when I tasted Château Cheval Blanc 1962 blindly

One word to describe my wine
Elegance and sensuality (diffi

The history of the Château
At the beginning of the XIXth century, wines of Château Paloumey had acquired an indisputable reputation. The 35 ha’ estate then belonged to Octave Dupuy, a wine merchant who entirely renovated it. The wines soon ranked among the best Crus Bourgeois as confirmed by Féret’s 1st rating in 1850. Unfortunately, the vineyards were uprooted in the 1950s after the dark years of wars. When Martine Cazeneuve purchased Paloumey and decided to revive the estate in 1989,in partnership with the FCO company, it was no small undertaking: there were no more vineyards and no more cellars. After years of hard work, commitment and passion, the estate was successfully brought back to life and now extends over 34 ha.

Food pairings for my wine
Salmi of wood pigeon and Château Paloumey pairing

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