Think of Michel Theron’s 2017 Haut Medoc as the Saab 900 of Left bank Bordeaux for its uncommon minerality, precision, and understated power; best served with intimate company over a bloody roast leg of lamb.
Haut Médoc from the singular Michel Theron.
Clos du Jaugueyron's Haut-Medoc is their earliest drinking cuvee, and the 2017 vintage is their most expressive one in recent memory. A blend of 33% Merlot, 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot, lively red wine was honestly crafted by Michel Théron, who has been making wine since the 1980s. Michel makes a conscious choice to use less than 25% new oak for a more pure expression of terroir.
- Languedoc-born Michel Theron studied oenology in Bordeaux in 1988, not intending to stay, but he fell in love with Stephanie, a Bordelais woman.
- After they married, the couple began making wine from a small parcel they purchased in Cantenac in 1993.
- The property is currently 7 hectares in Arsac, Cantenac and Margaux.
- Soils on the property are a mixture of gravel and sand, and all vines are biodynamically farmed.