COTES DE BORDEAUX - CHATEAU PUYGUERAUD 2015

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$27.35
COTES DE BORDEAUX - CHATEAU PUYGUERAUD 2015
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80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec
This wine originates from the plateau and the clay-limestone slopes overlooking the Côtes de Francs appellation. This is a rich wine, presenting a lovely nose of fruits and spices, an elegant and structured palate with ample energy and fruit.

Critical acclaim:

James Suckling 94-
A dense and layered red that is tight and focused with blackberries, currants and blueberries. Pure. Full body, superfine tannins and a long finish. Sophisticated. Best ever. Drink in 2020 but already beautiful.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 90 Points
The 2015 Puygueraud was picked between September 28 and October 13, and is a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. It was a little reduced on the nose at first, though it cleared to reveal stony blackberry fruit, quite "airy" and lifted. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, fresh and lively, a pleasant mineral core already tangible with a brisk, fresh, crisp finish. This is a little delight. Barrel Sample: 88-90 Points

Wine Spectator: 90 points
Lively, with a light brambly hint throughout, while damson plum, raspberry and bitter cherry notes dart to and fro. The sleek finish has juniper and savory hints for added energy. Drink now through 2021. 

Decanter 90 points
The leading player in the appellation. A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc with 5% Malbec. Lovely aromatic expression – blueberry and dark fruit notes. Sweet fruited palate with a touch of oak present. Fine, rounded tannins and a firm, chalky finish. Fine ageing potential. Barrel Sample.