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The vineyard is located in the municipality of Saint-Laurent in the Médoc(Bordeaux). It was owned by the English-born Popp family in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. The estate was awarded fifth place (Cinquième Grand Cru Classé). It was owned by the Tournade family until 1913 and then by the wine merchant Paul Cuvelier. The dilapidated estate was taken over by the Spanish-born brothers Enrique and Elysée Forner in 1964. The vineyards were completely renovated and replanted with the advice of oenologist Émile Peynaud (1912-2004). The estate finally went to the Taillan Group in 2005. Today, Jean Merlaut and his cousin Céline Villars-Foubet each share half of the estate. Céline runs the estate with her husband Jean-Pierre Foubet. Oenologist Michel Rolland worked as a consultant until 2007. The vineyards cover 75 hectares and are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot (40%). The long-lasting red wine is matured for 16 to 24 months in 35 to 75% new barriques. The second wine is called "La Closerie de Camensac".

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