Château Puygueraud Cotes de Francs 2009
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Château Puygueraud Cotes de Francs 2009
Category: Red Wine
Region: France » Bordeaux » Cotes de Francs
Producer: Château Puygueraud
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Château Puygueraud

The benchmark wine for the Cotes de Francs and a reference for the renewal of this still little-known appellation.

Wine Advocate

This blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and the rest Malbec is from the Thienpont family. (Puygueraud is the estate where this large clan was born.) The 2009 is impressive, but the estate somewhat under-the-radar, since it is hard to pronounce and not exactly a household name. This is a beautifully fleshy wine with loads of licorice, spring flowers, graphite and black fruits. Fleshier and more concentrated than usual, with a longer, more intense finish and plenty of glycerin, this dark ruby/purple wine is a knock-out and, in theory, an attractive great value. It should drink well for up to a decade.

Score: 90. —Robert Parker, February 2012.

Wine Spectator

This takes a few minutes to get going, as a savory herb note leads the way, but then recedes in the face of dark but soft plum and black cherry fruit flavors. Shows flashes of tobacco and mineral on the finish. Drink now through 2015. 8,330 cases made.

Score: 89. —James Molesworth, March 31, 2012.

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