91 points - Wine Enthusiast

92 Insider Points

REVIEWS

Dating to before the French Revolution, this estate produces some rich, generous wines. This vintage is in that mold, with its rounded black fruits, crisp acidity and solid core of dry tannins. The structure will allow the wine to age, giving great potential. Drink from 2024. -Wine Enthusiast


Medoc Rouge is Something We All Could Use 

Bordeaux, as some know, is full of delicious surprises. Each appellation has its own expression, and Chateau Panigon is an excellent label to get a clear vision of the Medoc. This wine is drinking wonderfully now through 2023. 92 Points - JZ Oct '18

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit-Verdot
  • APPELLATION
    Médoc, Bordeaux
  • ALCOHOL
    13.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

One hour by car from the bustling city of Bordeaux, Château de Panigon enjoys an enviable location just a couple of miles west of the Gironde Estuary with famous neighbors like La Tour de By and Le Tuileries drawing the crowds and Euros from around the world.

Panigon, however, is well below the radar—though recent press will likely change all in the coming years. The 2015 vintage approached vinous perfection in Bordeaux, from the big names to the little guys. Panigon was no exception. And we are thrilled to bring this pretty much unknown wine to our shores and our Members for as long as we enjoy exclusive rights to it!

91 Wine Enthusiast points from the little Bordeaux that could (and did!) in 2015. “This estate produces some rich, generous wines. This vintage is in that mold, with its rounded black fruits, crisp acidity and solid core of dry tannins. The structure will allow the wine to age, giving great potential,” says WE. Naturally, this 2015 is also delicious now after a quick decanting and along with robust foods.

·    “Radiant,” according to Vinous, the 2015 vintage was rated an incredible 98 points from the Wine Enthusiast  is one of the very best years in decades for red Bordeaux.

·    Wine ReviewOnline writes: “The Cru Bourgeois properties have been known, somewhat derisively as “petit chateaux.” Indeed, the only thing “petit” about them is their price.”

·    With origins predating the French Revolution, Château de Panigon was included in the first edition of Charles Cocks’ famous “Bordeaux and Its Wines,” published in 1850.

·    Panigon owns 26 hectares of vineyard land, 50% of which are planted to Merlot, 45% to Cabernet Sauvignon and to 5% Petit Verdot, with an average vineyard age of a more than respectable 28 years.

TASTING NOTES 

From the winery:

Château de Panigon seduces with its delicacy and a complete aromatic expression. The nose first displays notes of black fruits: blackberry, blackcurrant, then spread the toasted notes. The palate is well balanced, long and round. It reveals melted tannins and opens with a pleasant fruity finish.

THE STORY TO KNOW

From the winery:

The origins of Château de Panigon predate the French Revolution.

Located in the municipality of Civrac-en-Medoc north-west of Lesparre and one hour drive from Bordeaux, the vineyard benefits from Atlantic influences from the nearby Ocean, and the presence of the Gironde Estuary, which together create the favorable climatic conditions for the development of grape varieties and the good maturity of the grapes.

Complemented with 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot and 5% Petit-Verdot, the vineyard grows on serious ridges worthy of the best Médoc terroirs. The wines of Château de Panigon and Château Amour are characterized by their supple structure, tannins generally melted and silky. All this gives them "elegance".

Depending on the vintage, the green harvest is done to improve the ripeness of the grapes.

PERFECT PAIRINGS

Uncork this alongside a roasted lamb dish with garlic and rosemary seasoning.