HAUT-MÉDOC - CRU BOURGEOIS
Robert Parker: 89, Wine Searcher: 89, Decanter: 16.5
Acquired in 1998 by Max Pourtalès former trader, this magnificent vineyard of 34 hectares, almost one piece on the limestone plateau is composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The average age of the vines is 18 years. Major renovations were made on the vines and on the winery. Following the expansion of the vineyard in 2009, Max Pourtalès built a new winery packaging to optimize the production of wine.
Château Doyac used a classical wine-making on the advice of the oenologist Eric Boissenot. The vinification is carried out in stainless steel tanks. 12 months in barrels‚ 25% new barrels each year.
The 2009 is lightly spicy with a earthy bouquet. The mouth is medium robust with a soft entry‚ a good acidity and a coolness‚ soft‚ with some raspberry‚ tobacco and redcurrant.
Red meats and cheese.
Production: 240,000 bottles (estimated)
Age of vines (avg.): 18 years
Blend: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Terroir: Clay, Limestone
Maturity: 12 years
Serving temperature: 17 °C