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Wine Spectator: Haut-Brion Owners Expand Plans On Bordeaux’s Right Bank, Buy Château Grand-Pontet

September 22, 2021

Domaine Clarence Dillon (DCD), the family firm that owns Château Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion, has acquired St.-Emilion Grand Cru Classé Château Grand-Pontet from the Pourquet-Bécot family for an undisclosed sum. Prince Robert de Luxembourg, DCD chairman, tells Wine Spectator that the property will be combined with Château Quintus, giving DCD one of St.-Emilion’s largest estates on prime terroir.

“We have long been looking for opportunities to add good vineyards to Quintus,” de Luxembourg said. “We’ve been close on a few other properties and lost out at the last minute.” Adding the nearly 37 acres of Grand-Pontet to Quintus “would produce one of the largest of the great growths of St.-Emilion.” Wine Spectator has the full story.—Thomas Matthews and  Suzanne Mustacich

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