Château Grimont Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux
WHY WE LOVE IT
Elaboration: On this clayey-gravelly vineyard, largely exposed on the hillsides, Paul and Jean have launched the quality offensive. Perfectionists and very attentive to the profession and customers, they are constantly looking for progress. Clay-gravelly. Beautiful plots on hillsides.
Tasting Notes: This structured wine, with its solid core of tannins, has fine potential. Wood aging flavors still show at the edges. Blackberry fruits and acidity add a contrast of fruitiness.
2019 – 90 Wine Enthusiast
Château Grimont, built in the 17th Century, has been in the Yung family for three generations. It is situated on the right bank of Le Garonne opposite Île de la Lande and just nine miles south of the center of Bordeaux. In the 1800s, wine merchants would moor their barges at the Chateau’s jetties to load barrels of wine.
Today, brothers Paul and Jean Yung own and operate Vignobles Yung, makers of the red wine “Château Grimont,” a Bordeaux-style wine representative and characteristic of the appellation. Their vineyards cover more than 120 hectares, including exquisite hillside plots, perfectly drained and protected by the mild temperate climate of the nearby Garonne. Soils are clay and gravel.