Roger Voss 90/100
A serious, intense wine, a success for the vintage, with its dusty tannins, solid blackberry fruits and a firm core. The wine is weighty, maybe just giving a green pepper hint, but generally sitting foursquare in the mouth.
This wine retains excellent depth of colour and is now a deep garnet with mature tones to the rim. The fruit is mature with excellent density and a lovely savoury flavour, whilst the texture is rounded and fleshy with no dryness. The tannin is silky and melts into the wine, this is drinking extremely well. February 2020
Château Anthonic is located near the village of Moulis-en-Médoc between Margaux and Saint Julien, with famous neighbours Chateau Chasse-Spleen and Chateau Clarke. Included in the very first edition of the Guide Féret (1850) under the name Puy de Minjon (Hugon), Château Anthonic is one of the oldest estates of the Appellation Moulis-en-Médoc. As a property of some standing, it was designated Cru Bourgeois Supérieur in the 1932 classification of the Crus Bourgeois of the Médoc.
Today the Château's vineyards extend over some 30 hectares, mostly planted on the favourable clay-limestone soils of the Moulis plateau. These soils are complemented by parcels of sandy-clay and Garonne gravel which add complexity to this unique terroir. The blend is mostly Merlot supported by Cabernet Sauvignon and a splash of Petit Verdot.
The Chateau was re-named Anthonic in the 1920s by then owner André Hugon after his father, Antonic Hugon, the property had previously been known by several different names: Puy de Minjon, Graves de Queytignan, Le Maliney. The insertion of the 'h' to the first name Antonic is explained by Hugon's fondness towards the lucrative market in England. Pierre Cordonnier, purchased Château Anthonic from the Hugon family in 1977 and Pierre's son Jean-Baptiste succeeded him in 1993.
The estate converted to Organic Viticulture in 2016.
|Drink From||2012||Drink To||2022|
|Everyday drinking, Organic|
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