We just saw this posted on the Decanter website, and look forward to reading the whole piece. The Moueix family have been great supporters of all of Bordeaux, and been increasingly concerned for the region as a whole.
Little known 50 years ago, this château has seen the rise of a myth about the uniqueness of its wine. The wine’s inimatibility is due to many factors, first of all, an exceptional terroir - 120 feet above sea level, the highest point of the appellation - with a layer of heavy clay soil and an iron subsoil. These are ideal conditions for the expression of the Merlot grape. With such a special terroir, the approach in the vineyard and cellar is traditional and respectful.