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Chateau Puy Blanquet was most recently owned by the Jacquet family. It has been their property since the estate was purchased by Roger Jacquet in 1958. Madame Marcelle Jacquet was the owner and the person in charge of Chateau Puy Blanquet.
The winemaking, vineyard management, and sales are all the responsibility of the Ets. Moueix company under a long-term leasing agreement.
This changed in 2020 when the estate was purchased by the Malet Roquefort family who is best known for owning Chateau La Gaffeliere. This was an interesting turn of events because the vineyard was previously owned by the Malet Roquefort family in the 18th century.
Chateau Puy Blanquet Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
The 24-hectare, Right Bank vineyard of Chateau Puy Blanquet is planted to 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Located in the commune of Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse, in the eastern portion of Saint Emilion appellation, here you are not quite yet at the eastern edge of Saint Emilion. But you are close.
But if you keep driving for another 5 minutes or so, you will reach the Cotes de Castillon border. The vines are on average, 25 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 5,000 vines per hectare. The vineyard has a terroir of clay and limestone soils with slopes and hillsides.
At Chateau Puy Blanquet, the yields are quite high, at close to 50 hectoliters per hectare. The vineyard is machine harvested. The wine of Chateau Puy Blanquet is vinified in traditional, tall, rectangular-shaped, cement vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in tanks.
The wine is aged in a combination of tanks and mostly used French oak barrels. This is divided as follows, 80% of the production is aged in the vat, while 20% of the wine is aged in 10% new French, oak barrels for between 12 to 14 months prior to bottling.
The Best Vintages of Chateau Puy Blanquet are: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009 and 2005.
The annual production is on average just over 10,000 cases per vintage of Chateau Puy Blanquet. There is a second wine, Chateau Laberne.
When to Drink Chateau Puy Blanquet, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Chateau Puy Blanquet is better with at least 2-4 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage.
Chateau Puy Blanquet is best enjoyed in the first 3-12 years of life. Young vintages can be decanted for about 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.
Serving Chateau Puy Blanquet, with Wine and Food Pairings
Chateau Puy Blanquet is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Chateau Puy Blanquet is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Puy Blanquet is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.
Château Puy-Blanquet Wine Tasting Notes
9 Vintages 23,211 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating
|2018||Château Puy-Blanquet (St. Émilion Grand Cru)|
Medium bodied, bright and juicy with more depth and fruit than usual, which provides the backdrop for flowers, black cherry, spice and licorice to come through on the nose and palate. 89-91 Pts
2,546 Views Tasted Apr 19, 2019
|2017||Château Puy-Blanquet (St. Émilion Grand Cru)|
The flower shop notes are the first thing you'll notice before moving to the bright, fresh, crisp, soft, lively red fruits and thyme on the palate. 87 Points
2,060 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2018
|2016||Château Puy-Blanquet (St. Émilion Grand Cru)|
Medium bodied and focused on its black raspberry and floral character, the wine is fresh, bright and crisp with a plum and olive finish. 87 Points
3,546 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2017
|2015||Château Puy-Blanquet (St. Émilion Grand Cru)|
Medium-bodied and light in color, this wine is more interesting on the nose. A floral, black raspberry and licorice fragrance on a light, bright, red berry palate. 86 Points
2,559 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2016
|2014||Château Puy-Blanquet (St. Émilion Grand Cru)|
Dried cherries and herbs with a medium bodied, soft, open, plum and cherry personality. 84-86 Pts
3,018 Views Tasted Apr 27, 2015
|2012||Château Puy-Blanquet (St. Émilion Grand Cru)|
Hints of fennel and black raspberry with a sweet and tart, red berry finish. More interesting on the nose than the palate. 84-86 Pts
2,207 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2013
|2010||Château Puy-Blanquet (St. Émilion Grand Cru)|
Puy Blanquet is a medium bodied wine with cherry griotte, licorice and kirsch in the finish. 85-87 Pts
3,098 Views Tasted Apr 22, 2011
|2009||Château Puy-Blanquet (St. Émilion Grand Cru)|
Medium bodied, light in color, with a focus or bright, fresh, red fruits, this should offer its best drinking in its youth. 85 Points
2,112 Views Tasted Feb 27, 2015
|2008||Château Puy-Blanquet (St. Émilion Grand Cru)|
Medium bodied, and on the light, fresh, almost, tart, red berry side of the style range, with floral and earthy accents on the nose. 84 Points
2,065 Views Tasted Nov 14, 2017