2005 Puygueraud, Côtes de Francs

SKU #1036727 92 points Wine Spectator

 *Ranked #32 in Top 100 Wines of 2008* Shows lovely black currant, floral and black licorice notes. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a tight bead of fruit and mineral throughout. Long finish. Best after 2009.  (3/2008)

89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This Thienpont-owned vineyard was one of the first to make noises from what was a totally unknown appellation - Cotes de Francs. Stephane Derenoncourt is the consultant, which helps explain this beautifully textured, dense purple-colored effort. The bouquet offers up aromas of tobacco leaf, black currants, cherries, charcoal, and a hint of background wood. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.  (8/2008)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright medium ruby. Sexy, ripe aromas of plum, redcurrant, smoke and minerals. Big, plummy and round; unusually rich and ripe for this Cotes de Francs estate. A broad, chocolatey big boy that finishes with substantial but ripe, dusty tannins. Very satisfying.  (6/2008)

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By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/15/2008 | Send Email
Here is an amazing find with an expressive, grapey nose and a flashy body of rich, dark fruit. This is an intense wine with deep, blue fruits, coffee grounds, bitter chocolate and velvety tannins on the finish. Only a vintage like ’05 gives us this quality at this price!
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