The two hectares of the small Cordeillan-Bages vineyard sit to the south of Pauillac on a gravelly ridge of the Bages plateau. Formerly the home of a wine that was classified in the 1932 cru bourgeois classification, it was bought in 1985 by Jean-Michel Cazes, owner of its illustrious neighbor, Château Lynch-Bages. The addition of several plots of vines to the estate leads to the revival of a great wine whose reputation is now at its height.
- Grape varieties: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
- Ageing: 15 months in French oak barrels
- New barrels: 50%
- Bottling: during spring, the second year following harvest
- Wine Spectator 91 points
Recently, Château Cordeillan-Bages has welcomed a new Chef bringing a fresh vision of haute cuisine and great wines. Julien Lefebvre is grateful for his childhood in Normandy, inspired by the artisans of his family deeply rooted in the food-producing region where he found his calling. Trained by Frédéric Anton at Le Pré Catelan***, he pursued his prestigious career alongside Mathieu Pacaud at the Parisian restaurants Histoires**, Hexagone* and the reopened Le Divellec*. At 35, he has become the new Executive Chef at Cordeillan-Bages, and Catering Director for the group Famille JM Cazes.
“Wine and gastronomy are the very heart and soul of Médoc lifestyle. Every bottle and recipe embodies the geography and history, the fruit we have nurtured, the climate, soils, tradition and ‘savoir-faire’ as well as friendship and the pleasure of sharing.” Jean-Michel Cazes
Jean-Charles Cazes, David Stephan, Jean-Michel Cazes