Chateau Paloumey


Château Paloumey is in Ludon-Médoc, in the south of the Haut-Médoc appellation, between Château La Lagune and Cantemerle, both Grand Cru Classés of 1855. Thanks to the privileged location of our plots, Paloumey's 34 hectares of vines, present a wide range of terroirs.

Hilltops of Garonne gravel dating from the Quaternary period, sand and pebbles make up the 24 hectares of vines planted around Château Paloumey. The property also has 10 hectares of ancient Garonne gravel and clay soil in Cussac-Fort-Médoc, a commune that lies on the edge of the Saint Julien appellation.

The blending of this mosaic of exceptional terroirs gives Château Paloumey and its second wine Ailes de Paloumey, complexity, elegance and a structure worthy of the Haut-Médoc's finest properties.

Before replanting Paloumey's vineyard in 1990, analyses of the soil and subsoil were carried out in order to establish their winegrowing potential. These analyses, combined with climate data, resulted in the creation of a profile for each plot and enabled us to plant the grape varieties that were best suited to the characteristics of the terroir.

Château Paloumey's vineyard is planted with three classic Médoc grape varieties: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon (a late-ripening variety that forms the backbone of the wine, bringing complexity, structure and ageing potential), 40% Merlot (an early-ripening variety that brings suppleness, roundness and freshness) and 5% Cabernet Franc (bringing finesse and spicy aromas).

In the time-honoured tradition of Bordeaux's wines, Château Paloumey and Ailes de Paloumey result from a plot selection made every year, and a subtle blend of these three grape varieties, combining each one's qualities to produce the best possible wine.


Brought by rivers over thousands of years, following the melting of the glaciers in the Tertiary and Quaternary periods, sand, gravel, clay and pebbles make up the Médoc's gravelly soil. Sculpted by time into small hills, the gravel terraces provide natural drainage for the vines.

Perfectly located on the 45th parallel, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde estuary, the Médoc benefits from a temperate climate well-suited to winegrowing. The region is divided into eight appellations producing exceptional wines : Haut-Médoc, Margaux, Moulis-en-Médoc (the three AOCs where Paloumey has its vines), Listrac-Médoc, Saint-Julien, Pauillac, Saint-Estèphe and Médoc.

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Chateau Paloumey Haut Medoc 2014
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90This blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot is initially firm with dry tannins and a powerful structure. This will soften as the bright black-currant flavor from the Cabernet begins to shine. The wine, produced in the southern part of Haut-Medoc, will develop well.
Item Number: 27920

Chateau Paloumey Haut Medoc 2015
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89-91 The 2015 Paloumey is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. It has a perfumed, quite floral nose with rose petals infusing the red berry fruit, the oak nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe red berry fruit, a gentle grip in the mouth, fresh

Chateau Paloumey Haut Medoc 2012
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91"In the south of Haut-Médoc, near Bordeaux, Paloumey has been revived as a vineyard in the last 20 years. This 2012 is full of ripe black fruits, aged in new wood with its mint flavors. It has a good tannic structure, so it will age well."

Les Ailes de Paloumey Haut Medoc 2009
"A lot of sun and high temperatures were on the agenda of the 2009 summer. This nice weather lasted until the month of September during which the temperature differences between warm days and cool nights were largely favorable to the grapes’ ripening and berries’ concentration. The 2009 harvest

Chateau Paloumey Haut Medoc 2009
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "With a blend that is half Cabernet Sauvignon, half Merlot, this is as rich as the year. The weight of fruit is borne by sweet tannins and layers of wood toast. There is a very dense dusty texture along with fine acidity and final blackberry fruit. It is for aging over the next