The biggest drinks acquisitions of 2019

Bordeaux fifth growth Château Dauzac and Margaux third growth Château Cantenac Brown sold

This month there has been two separate high profile Bordeaux sales. The first was Margaux’s Cantenac Brown which has been sold to Frenchman Tristan Le Lous for an estimated €150 million.

Commenting on the sale, the new owner said: “The first glance of Château Cantenac Brown can really make your heart swell. Every time I see the Tudor-style castle overlooking the Gironde estuary through the morning mist I have a strong emotional reaction.”

In a statement issued by the new owners, it was revealed that a large investment plan is planned which will, among other things, add a new winery with a vat room that will allow parcel vinifications.

Also taking place this month was the sale of Bordeaux fifth growth Château Dauzac to French businessman Christian Rolleau.

The Margaux property has been owned by French insurance group MAIF for 30 years but rumours of a proposed sale had been circulating for some time.

Dauzac has a 120 hectare estate, including 49ha of vineyards in Margaux and a small 2ha plot in Haut-Médoc.

The financial details of the sale have not been made public but could be in the region of €120 million.

2 Responses to “The biggest drinks acquisitions of 2019”

  1. Sam Adams says:

    No mention of LVMH buying Whispering Angel?

  2. Josh M says:

    What about the fact that Constellation just sold off Ballast Point, which they originally purchased for $1B after just 4 years??

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