The first owners of the Château were descendants of the Counts of Armagnac, the Chevaliers d’Aux. They can be traced back as early as 1632. Seized as a National property during the fourth year of the revolution, it was changed into a stage-coach post. The coaches were better known in the Medoc as « pataches ».
Classified as a “cru bourgeois” in 1932, the Château has belonged to the Lapalu family since 1964. Strong and concentrated, the Patache d’Aux wines can age remarkably well and their aromatic freshness and strong structure are still evident up to 10 or 15 years later.
This cabernet-dominated wine is new to Benton’s wine list and exhibits a smoky, roasted herb with black current. This wine has plenty of fruit, spicy character and great length. Great with grilled steaks drink or hold over the next 5-10 years.
Oh well, I was born over there! Love Bordeaux! More about Benton's here