Old vintage wines tasting Hotel le Royal



Ch. SIMON 1986

Château Liversan

The domain represents les Châteaux Liversan and Fonpiqueyre since the 18th century.
In the municipality of St.Sauveur, at the border of Pauillac, in the middle of the vineyards Medoc, the Château Cru Bourgeois Liversan produce on the area of 30 hectares, the elegant wines of great finesse.
The grape variety is composed of 40% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

The soil of fine gravel on a limestone plateau is very filtering so the rooting of the vines is greatly facilitated. Not suffering from excess water in the spring, the plants can feed satisfactorily even at the height of summer.

Recent vintages results seem quite similar to the ambitions we have for the production of this château. In a solid tannic structure, the character of these wines rather feminine is expressed by smooth tannins and great aromatic complexity.
Ready for a fast consumption, the wines of Château Liversan nevertheless have a very good aging potential.

Château Liversan is a beautiful property located on the outskirts of Pauillac, within three kilometers of the châteaux Lafite and Mouton Rothschild. Equipment at the forefront of enology provides a meticulous winemaking. After a rigorous selection during assembly, the wine is aged in oak barrels new or young (two years old at most). Such a search for perfection and quality justifies the growing success of recent vintages of Liversan, “one of the best crus bourgeois in the Medoc conducted” according to Robert Parker.

Château Labégorce Zedé
Most of the domain Labégorce was sold in August 1795 to the couple Benoist, whose descendants, the engineer Gustave Zédé, Director of Naval Construction, developer of the first French submarine (the gymnotus, in 1888) and his brother, Vice Admiral Emile Zédé, added their names to this Cru.
It then passed into the hands of Bayer, in 1961 and those of Jean Battesti, who replanted the vineyards and invested himself into producing a good quality wine. In 1979, Battesti sold his property to G.F.A. of Château Labégorce Zédé.
His manager, Luc Thienpont, contributed to the fame of the Margaux appellation and imposed for the tables of the greatest wines connoisseurs, the wine of impeccable quality, which was brought to the first rang in the classification of Cru Bourgeois in 2003. It was then in 2005 that Hubert Perrodo acquired it.
The château Labégorce Zédé represents a vineyard of 27 hectares located in the Medoc in the Margaux appellation in Gironde together with the château Labégorce Margaux associated with it. And it is part of the limited list of the nine Crus bourgeois exceptionnel.

Château Simon
This wine is characterized by a high concentration of candied fruit aromas. Aged in oak barrels for a year, it combines a beautiful golden color and great aromatic complexity when aging.
Grapes variety is composed as follows: 90% Semillon, 8% Sauvignon, 2% Muscadelle
Production: 10,000 bottles / year

The wine has beautiful golden yellow color, its nose is elegant and expressive with the notes of exotic fruit. On the palate it is round, fruity, rich and fresh. The flavors are concentrated and complex: peach, apricot, citrus, dried fruit. The finish is slightly woody (vanilla).

On Saturday, June 19, 2010 the Princess of Sweden celebrated her wedding with on the tables Château Simon Sauternes.During the banquet were served:lobster, caviar, truffles, white fish, shadows, veal tenderloin, strawberry mousse with rhubarb heart and vanilla ice cream with white chocolate shell, all accompanied by a selection of four wines, one of them Château Simon.