Chateau Barbe Blanche


With 28 hectares of vines in the heart of the Lussac-Saint-Emilion appellation, this estate has a long history, with Henry IV apparently appreciating the wines of Barbe Blanche. Belonging to the Favereau family, then the Jay-Bodet family, the wine was in the hands of Andre Magnon, who sold 50% to Vignobles Andre Lurton. 

Making predominantly Merlot wines, I visited this estate in July 2019, had a fabulous lunch, and fell in love with their wines. Drinking younger, the vintages from 2012 onwards are lovely and very tasty now. 

Chateau de Barbe Blanche 2016 75cl
"Such a delicious bottle of wine. Merlot, Cab Franc and Cab Sauv, red and blackberry aromas with some cherry kicking in. I really like this wine." History of Vignobles Andre Lurton 1953: André Lurton inherited the historic family estate Château...
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