Château Puy-Blanquet Château Puy-Blanquet
February 1, 2018
“The 2015 Puy-Blanquet is a lovely wine. Readers should expect a Saint-Émilion built on aromatics, midweight structure and silky tannins. In 2015, the wine naturally has a bit more body and richness than is typically the case, but its personality remains the same. Sweet red cherry and raspberry fruit give the wine brightness and lift.”
November 30, 2017, Jeb Dunnuck
“The 2015 Château Puy Blanquet is another top-quality Saint-Emilion in the vintage. A blend of 75% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, this full-bodied, ripe, sexy beauty boasts terrific notes of cherries, crème de cassis, chocolate, and hints of charcoal. It has present tannin, yet they’re sweet and integrated, solid mid-palate depth and a great finish, all making for one seriously delicious 2015 to drink over the coming 10-15 years.”
Overlooking the Dordogne valley in the heart of Saint-Etienne de Lisse, Château Puy-Blanquet has northern and eastern blocks that enjoy the morning sunshine. There are 49.42 acres of planted acreage on soils of clay and chalk.
A respect for tradition and quality is what makes Puy-Blanquet special. Instead of following the trend, vineyard manager Pierre Meunier has continued plowing the soils to ensure optimal maturity of the fruit. Green harvesting, leaf cropping and harvesting are done by hand.
The wines are fresh and generous and ready to be enjoyed after two to three years of cellaring.
Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon