2016 Château Puygueraud, Cotes de Francs

Notes of dark cherry and cassis, as well as textured tannins and notes of wild herbs and violets all combine in the glass, creating a wine of class and balance. An impressive 2016, this punches well above its weight.

Critic score
94/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Bordeaux Côtes de Francs, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    80% Merlot
    15% Cabernet Franc
    5% Malbec/Auxerrois
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2028
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%
2016 Château Puygueraud, Cotes de Francs

TASTING NOTES

This is so good! I want to drink it now. Iodine, mushrooms, dark fruit and orange peel on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, yet polished and fresh. Lovely tension A blend of 80 per cent merlot, 15 per cent cabernet franc and five per cent malbec.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (February 2019)
94/100