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Chateau Puy-Blanquet Saint Emilion GC 2016

$52.99 x 12

(price per 750ml bottle) - sold in cases of 12 bottles
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Additional information

Bottles per case

12

Price range per bottle

$50.00 – 99.99

Unit

750

Grape variety

Merlot & Merlot Blends

Vintage

2016

Country

France

Winery

Wine type

Red Table Wine

Payment Type

phone

Collection

Moueix

Overlooking the Dordogne valley in a village two miles east of Saint-Émilion, this pretty vineyard is planted on a clay-limestone slope thanks to which the northern and eastern parcels enjoy perfect morning sunshine. Château Puy-Blanquet was known as one of the best Saint-Émilion Grand Crus as early as the 19th century, and was awarded a part of the collective gold medal bestowed upon a selection of Saint-Émilion chateaux at the Paris Exposition of 1889.

In 2020, the vineyard was acquired by the Malet-Roquefort family, owners of Premier Grand Cru Classé Château La Gaffelière. Soils are ploughed in order to ensure deeper root systems; green harvest, leaf-cropping, and harvests are done by hand. Thermo-regulated concrete tanks ensure well-controlled fermentations.

The wines are fresh and generous and can be enjoyed after just two or three years of cellaring.

“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. Try after 2021.” 92 points, James Suckling, February 2019 

“Pure and focused, with damson plum, red currant and raspberry coulis flavors entwined at the core, while a bright, iron-tinged streak of mineral adds lift throughout. Shows mouthwatering drive on the finish. A wine of elegant charm. Best from 2021 through 2030. 9,000 cases made.” 90 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, March 2019 

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