CHÂTEAU ODILON HAUT-MÉDOC
Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)
85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
In 1979 this property was acquired by Baron Edmond de Rothschild who already owned the neighboring estates: Châteaux Clarke and Malmaison. It marked the beginning of a new era, starting with the complete restructuration of the vineyard and restoration of the buildings.
Château Odilon is now part of the estates led by Benjamin de Rothschild, the son of Baron Edmond. Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) has been taking care of the distribution since 1993.
Previously named Château Peyre-Lebade due to its geographical location – and where the first traces of viticulture date back to the 12th century and the Cistercian monks of the Vertheuil monastry – this estate has been renamed Château Odilon, in honor of the painter Odilon Redon who spent his childhood and most of his active life on the property. Many of his most famous paintings were inspired by the bucolic landscapes of the Médoc, dotted with moors and marshlands.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
Château Odilon is in the Listrac-Médoc appellation, in the middle of the limestone plateau, away from the Gironde estuary. The property thus benefits from a relatively sheltered environment. The clay-limestone soil enables a remarkable resistance to periods of dry weather. The proximity of the Atlantic ocean brings an element of freshness, that is reflected in the bright, fresh aromatic style of the wines. The terroir has proven to be particularly well-suited to Merlot, in a region where Cabernet Sauvignon traditionally predominates. As a result, Château Odilon has a very distinctive character for a Médoc wine.TASTING NOTES
This wine offers aromas of black fruit, liquorice sticks, and delicate notes of orange blossom. On aeration, roasted scents and vanilla contribute to the nose’s complexity. The attack is direct and lively. The balance is characterized by good concentration with creamy tannins. This wine has remarkable elegance and its length suggests an excellent potential to age.