2011 Puy-Blanquet, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1092575 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright ruby. Aromatic nose features plum, dried flowers, licorice and sweet spices, lifted by a mocha nuance. Lush, broad and sweet, but with good inner-mouth energy to the soft, creamy red fruit, floral and spice flavors. Very easygoing, uncomplicated wine, finishing with fine-grained tannins, decent length and a light touch. I think I could drink a bottle of this on my own.  (5/ 2012)

K&L Notes

Another property in the JP Moueix stable that balances tradition, quality and value. The Puy-Blanquet vineyards span 49 acres overlooking the Dordogne Valley and are planted to 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Black cherry and raspberry aromas and good mid-palate sweetness. Value.

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By: Trey Beffa |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/5/2014  | Send Email
Fruit, espresso bean and cocoa powder flavors. Rich, slightly lean in the middle, but good fruit and firm, slightly dry tannins.

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion