CHATEAU PUYGUERAUD Cotes de Bordeaux 2020 Wooden Case x 6 Bottles - PRE-RELEASE
Red Still Wine | France | Bordeaux | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec
We are very pleased to announce the start of the highly anticipated 2020 Bordeaux En-Primeur campaign, one which promises to be as exciting as it is different in our new post-brexit, mid-covid world.
Not having had the chance to travel to Bordeaux to taste we are very reliant on several key factors namely; pedigree, reputation, consistency and critics and the critics seem to like it.
Chateau Puygueraud was purchased by George Thienpont all the way back in 1946. The Thienpont family were already quite successful in Bordeaux by those days, as they were popular negociants and they owned Chateau Vieux Chateau Certan in Pomerol as well as Chateau Troplong Mondot in St. Emilion at one point as well.
The 27 hectare vineyard of Chateau Puygueraud was in such poor shape by the end of the 1960’s, it needed to be almost completely replanted in 1970. This proved to be a good decision because prior to the replanting, a good portion of the vines were devoted to Cabernet Sauvignon.
Those vines were ripped out and replaced with Merlot. The last remaining Cabernet Sauvignon vines were removed in 1984. The first official vintage of Chateau Puygueraud that was produced under the direction of Nicolas Thienpont took place in 1983. The estate has not looked back since.
The 49 hectare vineyard of Chateau Puygueraud is planted to 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. The estate has a terroir of clay and limestone with chalky sub-soils on sloping hillsides.
The Cotes de Bordeaux vineyard is planted with a vine density of 4,500 vines per hectare. Located on the plateau of Cotes de Francs, they are at the peak of the appellation at 117 meters. In fact, they are close to the peak of the entire Right Bank! The vines are maintained at an average of 30 years of age. Progressive replanting is taking place all the time. This means the individual vines are replaced one at a time.
JAMES SUCKLING 92-93 points:
Lots of blackberry and blueberry character with a salty, minerally undertone. Rather spicy with black earth. It’s full and very polished. Really well crafted. Another excellent Puygueraud.
Terms and Conditions:
Delivery - Autumn 2023
Prices - Include Freight, Duty & GST. No further discounts apply
Storage - Free of Charge until 30th April 2024
Allocation - On a first-come-first-served basis.
Payment - As per our normal T&Cs.
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