Chateau Puy Blanquet, 2016

Chateau Puy Blanquet, 2016
Wine Specs
appellation
Bordeaux
bottle size
750 ml
vintage
2016
In Stock
Preorder
$32.99
/ unit
6016100

Bordeaux Futures Pre-Sale - St Emilion - 90 WA

Item Ships: Sep 30, 2019

The 2016 Puy-Blanquet is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. It has plenty of lush red cherry and cranberry fruit on the nose, a smear of vanilla from the new oak that will be subsumed by the time of bottling. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly rustic tannin. Yes, there is a bit of hardness here, but that will soften, and there is plenty of freshness on the grainy finish. Fine.
Barrel Sample: 88-90 Points Wine Advocate

WINE PROFILE
Tasting Notes
The 2016 Puy-Blanquet is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. It has plenty of lush red cherry and cranberry fruit on the nose, a smear of vanilla from the new oak that will be subsumed by the time of bottling. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly rustic tannin. Yes, there is a bit of hardness here, but that will soften, and there is plenty of freshness on the grainy finish. Fine. Barrel Sample: 88-90 Points Wine Advocate
Ratings
A firm and structured young wine with blackberry, berry and dark-chocolate character. Medium body and fine tannins. Lovely energy and clarity. Barrel Sample: 90-91 Points James Suckling
Vineyard Notes
Blend: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Other Notes
Chateau Puy Blanquet is owned by the Jacquet family. The wine making, vineyard management and sales are all managed by Ets. Moueix. The 20 hectare, Right Bank vineyard of Chateau Puy Blanquet is planted to 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines are on average, 25 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 5,000 vines per hectare. The vineyard has a terroir of clay and limestone soils.