2020 Chateau Le Puy Cuvee Emilien

43.95 36.32
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Winery Château Le Puy
Year 2020
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere Merlot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2023 - 2038
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This refined red wine comes from the Côtes de Franc, which is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Malbec and Carménère. The different grape varieties are planted in 1 vineyard located on a limestone / rocky plateau. The wine has had 24 years of education in large ancient wooden (oak) foudres.

In the glass, this wine has a garnet-like color with a beautiful sparkle. In the nose, the wine is fruity with aromas of ripe fruit, roasted almonds, a light spiciness and even some notes of truffles. In the mouth, the wine is velvety and supple tannins. A wine that can seduce our taste buds through its elegant and balanced structure. The wine has decades of storage potential, but is also a pleasure now.

Château Le Puy, Famille Amoreau de père en fils depuis 1610. Not Bordeaux made like thirty years ago, but Bordeaux made like 100 or 200 years ago. No chemical sprays (biodynamic culture) in the vineyard, no additives during the vinification (neither sugar, yeasts, sulphite or other things), aging on old 'foudres' and barriques, not filtered. Château Le Puy is one of the few Bordeaux that you will find in hip wine circles on the tasting table between natural wines, Jura, Beaujolais and Loire. The label says - Expression originale du Terroir and that is not an empty marketing slogan. Château Le Puy : the Bordeaux for the post-Bordeaux era.

One of the more fruity and lively Bordeaux I tasted this year. And hey, striking: turns out to be biodynamic. By the way, those are more famous wineries, but they don't put that on the label. Afraid that it will scare off the classically inclined target group. Then let them taste this le Puy. Powerful on the nose, medicinal-chic. Herbal crisps. Cassis with attitude. Tried again the next day. When removing the cork a clear 'pop': sign that the wine has fermented a bit. Lively stuff.

De Grote Hammersma: DGH edition: 2018

See also an interesting article on Decanter about Le Puy: http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/news-blogs-anson/chateau-le-puy-bordeaux-wines-379195/

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Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Winery Château Le Puy
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Merlot
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2038
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fruity, Red fruit, Flexible
Drink moments Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag
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