- Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
- Medium Bodied
- 14% alc./vol
About the Winery
Château Tour de Gilet
Château Tour de Gilet is located in Ludon Médoc, 16 km north of Bordeaux in the Médoc area. The Château was built on the foundation of an ancient abbey from the 12th century. At that time the vineyard was already surrounded by “jalles” or small criss-crossing drainage canals to help produce wines of higher quality. Today, oenologist Claude Gaudin makes an extraordinary wine at this small property, using techniques such as dense planting in the vineyard and green harvesting to lower the yield, sorting at the harvest and very natural wine making for maximum expression of the fruit.
Claude Gaudin is renowned for turning out several of Bordeaux’s best Petits Châteaux wines. In addition to Château Tour de Gilet, Gaudin fashions two outstanding Petits Châteaux that border the Margaux commune, Château Barreyre and Château Laronde Desormes, as well as the celebrated Château Maurac Haut Médoc, whose neighbors are the renowned Château Sociando-Mallet and Château Charmail in Sainte-Estèphe.
91 points - John Szabo, MS
Well this is a real treat to find a fully mature, solid quality Bordeaux, authentic and gravelly, now in perfect shape. Many of these 2006s have turned out marvelously, given longevity by their freshness, and have now developed into a complex and satisfying ensemble. This is one such wine, one for the textbooks for students of Bordeaux to be sure. Tasted February 2021.