The estate is located in the commune of Saint-Laurent Médoc
(Bordeaux). The origin is in the 17th century. In the Bordeaux Classification
In 1855 it was owned by the Popp family of English descent. The estate received fifth place (Cinquième Cru Classé). Owned by the Tournade family until 1913, then by the wine dealer Paul Cuvelier, the run-down estate was taken over in 1964 by the Spanish brothers Enrique and Elysée Forner. The vineyards were completely renovated and planted with advice from the oenologist Émile Peynaud
(1912-2004). Finally, the estate went to the Taillan Group in 2005. Today Jean share Merlaut
and his cousin Celine Villars-Foubet each 50%. Celine runs the business with her husband Jean-Pierre Foubet. The well-known oenologist was Michel until 2007 Rolland
advisory. The vineyards cover 75 hectares and are planted with the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot (40%). The long-lived red wine is aged 16 to 24 months in 35 to 75% new barriques. The second wine is called "La Closerie de Camensac".