Château Le Crock
Château Le Crock Saint Estèphe is located exactly between Château Cos d'Estournel and Château Montrose. It was already a well-known château in the 18th and 19th centuries, then under the name Bastérot-Ségur. In 1776 it was classified as the second cru of Saint Estèphe. In 1804, the winery received the title of Premier Cru Bourgeois Supérieur. To this day, it has been classified as Cru Bourgeois. The modern history of the château begins in 1903. In that year the old Bordeaux family Cuvelier buys the Château. This family owns several wine estates. They are best known for their activities at Château Léoville-Poyferré, the crown jewel of the Cuvelier family. This also means that the same oenology team is responsible for winemaking here. Michel Rolland was hired as an advisor in 1995. He is one of the best oenologists in Bordeaux. The 33 hectares of vineyards are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (5%). The terroir is identical to that of their world-famous neighbors. Much has been invested in the cellars and vineyards in recent years, which has resulted in a significant improvement in the quality of the wines. (“This vineyard, owned by Didier Cuvelier, the proprietor of Leoville-Poyferre, is finally coming to life.” -Robert Parker) Château Le Crock is one of the most beautiful, almost fairytale-like châteaus in Bordeaux, and has a very impressive building .