Vintage 2016

Château Puy-Blanquet, Saint-Émilion MAG

Product Code: JP0316RF

Tasting Notes

"ruby red with an intense, complex nose presenting notes of cherry, strawberry and blond tobacco. The palate is powerful and inviting with smooth, silky tannins." The wines are fresh and generous and can be enjoyed after just two or three years of cellaring.

Profile

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
14
FRANCE
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Jean Pierre Moueix
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The wines are fresh and generous and can be enjoyed after just two or three years of cellaring.			
			
			
			

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About this product +

Viticulture >

This 20 hectare estate, a little over 3 kilometres east of Saint-Émilion, is planted on a clay-limestone slope thanks to which the northern and eastern parcels enjoy perfect morning sunshine. Merlot (75%), Cabernet Franc (15%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) vines are planted and average 25 vyears old. The vineyard work is done in a sustainable way. Soils are ploughed in order to ensure deeper root systems; green harvest, leaf-cropping, and harvests are done by hand.

Winemaking >

"«Culture raisonnée» / Soil tilling (4 ways) / Vine growth management adapted to the climatic conditions. Traditional winemaking, in thermo-regulated concrete vats. Aging : 12 months partly in oak barrels (10% new)"

Awards +

"James Suckling, 92 pts: «Focused fruit, such as raspberries and blackberries with chalk
and flowers. Full body, firm and chewy tannins and a long and defined finish. Quite
muscular.» "


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