|The Johnstons are among the most
long standing négociants in Bordeaux, established in 1743 on the Quai des
Chartrons in Bordeaux, then in the English cellars on the outskirts of
Bordeaux, and after the second world war, they divided into two separate
companies namely Maison Nathaniel Johnston & son based on the Quai des
Chartrons, in Bordeaux and the Maison Raoul Johnston based on chateau
Malecot at Pauillac in the Médoc.
The family is Scottish in origin and since
its arrival in Bordeaux in 1720 has been involved with wine. In the
beginning dealing in cereals, they added a range of wines to their
catalogue, and the wine itself rapidly became one of the major activities
of the company. The wines most in demand were the houses wines, the claret
whose development has been painstaking and which represents the pride of
the establishment, its best kept secret. There were also the important
crus, Hermitages, Graves, Médoc and Sauternes.
more about them here!