Located in the village of Sainte-Eulalie, in Cadillac, Bordeaux, the Haut-Coulon vineyard is planted with three classic Bordeaux varietals: Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. With only 3.86 hectares, this is a small, family-estate property, but one of the most interesting geologically: its soils contain blue montmorillonite clay. Since 2018, the estate has been converting to organic viticulture. Wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts, in-barrel with manual punch-downs. In the winery, truncated conical tanks of aerated concrete optimise tannin and flavour extraction.
Château Haut Coulon is a blend of 60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot. While concentration, ripeness and boldness are quite clearly the watchwords at Château de Haut-Coulon, this is not at the expense of elegance. An intense nose reveals aromas of plum, pipe tobacco, cherry, spice and violet. The palate is rich and full-bodied, with soft, mouth-coating tannins and an intensely saline mineral core. The finish is elegant and distinguished.