2016 Puy-Blanquet, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1306238 90-93 points Vinous

 The 2016 Puy-Blanquet is rich, supple and inviting. Moreover, the 2016 shows just how appealing the vintage is, even among lesser-known properties. Dark stone fruit and spice notes flesh out in a hugely delicious, creamy Saint-Émilion that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Although not especially complex, Puy-Blanquet is absolutely delicious. (AG)  (4/2017)

90-91 points James Suckling

 A firm and structured young wine with blackberry, berry and dark-chocolate character. Medium body and fine tannins. Lovely energy and clarity.  (4/2017)

88-91 points Wine Spectator

 Pretty, with red currant and plum fruit bouncing along, backed by enticing floral and spice notes. Stays fresh on the finish, with a light mineral accent. Lot of pretty charm. (JM, Web Only-2017)

88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 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. (NM)  (4/2017)

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/1/2017 | Send Email
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What a great start to the tasting. The best we have ever tasted for sure. So aromatic, voluptuous wine with black raspberry aromas and flavors. So sweet and lovely you want to drink it immediately.
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Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/25/2017 | Send Email
At the Moueix tasting April 6th this super affordable wine went up against the big guns from this portfolio and absolutely held its own. This is sweet, fruity and oh so smooth with raspberry and cherry flavor in spades. The dark and creamy middle has wonderful freshness and the finish has the perfect amount of grip. This is one of the great values of the appellation.

Staff Image By: Jason Marwedel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/24/2017 | Send Email
My top Right Bank value in 2016 has to be Château Puy-Blanquet. I have always enjoyed this château's wines, but the 2016 is operating on a whole new level. Deep dark color with notes of cherry, vanilla, bay leaf and black olive fill the glass. The palate is decadent, sweet and round with supple tannins and mouth-watering acidity. This is by far the best Puy Blanquet I have ever tasted!

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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.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion