Deep garnet colour; this wine offers aromas of black fruit, liquorice sticks, and delicate notes of orange blossom. On aeration, roasted scents and vanilla contribute to the nose’s complexity. The attack is direct and lively. The balance is characterized by good concentration with creamy tannins. Despite its youth, this wine has remarkable elegance and its length suggests an excellent potential to age.
Previously named Château Peyre-Lebade due to its geographical location, the estate has been renamed Château Odilon, in honour of the painter Odilon Redon who spent his childhood and most of his active life on the property. Many of his most famous paintings were inspired by the bucolic landscapes of the Médoc, dotted with moors and marshlands.
Château Odilon is in the Listrac-Médoc appellation, in the middle of the limestone plateau, away from the Gironde estuary.
The property thus benefits from a relatively sheltered environment.
The clay-limestone soil enables a remarkable resistance to periods of dry weather.
The proximity of the Atlantic ocean brings an element of freshness, that is reflected in the bright, fresh aromatic style of the wines.
The terroir has proven to be particularly well-suited to Merlot, in a region where Cabernet Sauvignon traditionally predominates.
As a result, Château Odilon has a very distinctive character for a Médoc wine.