The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Château Noaillac, Médoc, Xavier & Damien Pages

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, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 55% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 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.

Well defined ripe nose that opens up with quite lively and energetic black fruit and a little cigar box spice. The palate is medium-bodied with as yet firm tannins, very well balanced acidity, natural and refined with lovely plum, damson fruit. A classically structured cru bourgeois from a generous vintage.

Wines by grape


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