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Château Puygueraud

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2018 Château Puygueraud  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 92

Earthy with tobacco leaf, herb, licorice and wild cherry aromatics, the wine has richness, volume and length. The fruit is ripe. There is an earthiness to the fruit and density that is not usually found here. As the finish lingers, you get a sense of the minerality, which adds to the fruit and complexity. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec. 91-93 Pts

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2018 Château Puygueraud Blanc  (Bordeaux) 89

It is impossible to find a better value in white Bordeaux wine than you have here. Meyer lemon, white peach, pomelo and flowers with a bright, crisp, slightly sweet, fruity character. Drink this over the next few years.

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2017 Château Puygueraud Blanc  (Bordeaux) 89

Yellow citrus and floral notes with hints of orange and white peach are everywhere. Fresh and lively, this is a vibrant white Bordeaux value wine.

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2017 Château Puygueraud  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 89

Quite forward in style, the wine is soft, fresh, sweet ripe and already charming. In the finish it is easy to sense the minerality found in the vineyards .Produced from a blend of 63% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 7% Malbec. Due to the frost, 70% of the harvest was struck by the frost.

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2016 Château Puygueraud  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 90

Black raspberries and floral notes define the character in the nose, while the ripe, red plums and oak are busy creating the fresh, juicy, fruit and spice filled, earthy finish. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec.

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Lots of fresh, sweet, ripe, flowers and black raspberry notes on the nose. On the palate, the wine has sweet fruits, soft tannins and a ripe, fresh, fruity finish. I'm sure this is the best vintage of Puygueraud ever produced! With an earthy, clay and dark, red plum nose, the wine is forward, sweet and round in character. Produced from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec.

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2016 Château Puygueraud Blanc  (Bordeaux) 88

Blending 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sauvignon Gris, the wine hits the spot with its crisp lemon and yellow, tropical fruit tones that are made more interesting with the addition of all that honeysuckle.

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Made from 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sauvignon Gris, this pops with lemon and pineapple aromas. Sweet, forward and refreshing, this white Bordeaux wine will be delicious for the first few years of life.

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2015 Château Puygueraud  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 90

The wine is forward, sweet and round in character which is perfect for its soft, lush, earthy, spicy juicy red and black fruits. This is already easy to enjoy.

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With an earthy, clay and dark, red plum nose, the wine is forward, sweet and round in character. Produced from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, the wine has length, character and charm.

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2015 Château Puygueraud Blanc  (Bordeaux) 87

Pineapple and grapefruit on the nose, with a honeysuckle, orange and sweet, fresh citrus peel essence.

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2014 Château Puygueraud  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 89

Medium bodied, forward, blending 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec produced a wine with spicy, earthy, plums and tobacco, fresh fruits and a peppery, earthy, black raspberry finish. You can drink this young with just a bit of air.

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The smoky, licorice and black raspberry nose, with its forward, sweet, round cherry pie, medium bodied, spicy character was created from a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. 87-89 Pts

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2013 Château Puygueraud Blanc  (Bordeaux) 86

Made from 55% Sauvignon Gris and 45% Sauvignon Blanc, this represents the highest percentage of Sauvignon Gris used in Bordeaux. From a 4 hectare parcel of vines planted in 1997, this is the debut vintage. Dominated by grapefruit and lemon peel, the feels lower in acidity, due to the quantity of Sauvignon Gris, however, that is not case as the wine has a pH of 3.1. 86 Pts

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2013 Château Puygueraud  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 85

Using 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, the light colored wine serves up fresh raspberry and spearmint, in a ready to drink, forward, red fruited, fresh style. 84-86 Pts

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2012 Château Puygueraud  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 87

Already showing secondary notes of truffle, licorice and dusty black cherries. The wine is medium bodied and ends with sweet and tart plums in the open finish.

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75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec produced a wine with licorice, coffee and dark berries, rustic tannins and a sweet, chocolate-coated raspberry finish. 87-89 Pts

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2011 Château Puygueraud  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 87

Prune, dark cherry jam and coffee bean scents lead to an open, tannic, black raspberry finish.

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Like La Prade, both of which are made by Nicolas Theinpont, once again utilized optical sorting machines for the harvest. Deep in color with a truffle and black cherry nose, this tannic wine is concentrated and packed with jammy black cherry and stone. 87-89 Pts

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2010 Château Puygueraud  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 89

Truffles, forest floor, sweet, dark berries and fresh cherries are found in the fresh, , earthy, spice filled wine.

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Deep colored, licorice and jammy blackberry scents, uncomplicated fresh, zesty, blackberry finish. 88-90 Pts

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2010 Puygueraud, like La Prade, both of which are made by Nicolas Theinpont, once again utilized optical sorting machines for the harvest. Produced from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, this full bodied wine is stuffed with licorice, cassis, smoke and dark cherries. 87-89 Pts

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2010 Château Puygueraud Cuvée George  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 89

George is produced by Nicolas Thienpont from the vines of Puygueraud. The wine comes from the same vineyard as Puygueraud, but it is a unique blend that is different from the better known Thienpont wine. George is not made in every vintage. Produced from 45% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot, the wine offers pepper, flowers and jammy berry scents. Tannic, the wine requires time before its black cherry and pepper profile comes around. 88-90 Pts

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2009 Château Puygueraud  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 88

Bottled June 10, from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, the wine opens with sweet licorice, tobacco, black raspberry and spice scents. Medium bodied, this ends with soft textured, sweet, black raspberry and chocolate in the finish.

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2009 Puygueraud, like La Prade, both of which are made by Nicolas Theinpont, utilized an optical sorting machine for this vintage. From a blend of 80% merlot, 15% cabernet franc, and 5% malbec, this medium bodied wine shows tannins that feel rustic. It ends with a berry filled yet slightly drying finish. 84-86 Pts

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2008 Château Puygueraud  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 85

Medium bodied, earthy, with a citrus accent on top of the tobacco and red fruits. The wine is fully mature, and starting to fade and drop its fruit, this requires drinking over the near future.

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08 Puygueraud from Nicolas Thienpont, along with help from Stephane Derenoncourt offers cassis, forest floor and black cherry aromas. This well price Bordeaux will offer a lot of bang for the buck. 87-89 Pts

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2005 Château Puygueraud  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 90

Licorice, boysenberry, smoke, coffee and chocolate aromas introduce this deeply colored wine. In the mouth, the wine offers concentrated licorice, spice and plush boysenberry jam flavors with a hint of fresh cherries and pepper at the end. This was my last bottle from the case. Each bottle delivered a lot of bang for the buck as it was about $14 as a future!

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Sweet blackberry, licorice, plums and coffee scents make up the perfume. Licorice, coca, espresso and plum flavors are found in the soft, round, slightly rustic, full bodied finish. This might improve a bit, but for my palate, wines like this are best enjoyed in their youth. This was the last bottle from the case. Priced at $15 when it was first offered, this wine truly delivered a lot of bang for the buck.

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2004 Château Puygueraud  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 82

Tea in color, this light, spicy, red plum wine is fading and requires consumption.

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2003 Château Puygueraud  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 86

With bricking to the color, the wine display’s cigar box and forest floor notes with hints of berry in the aromatics. While the fruit is starting to fade, some sweetness remains in the short red berry, earth and tobacco finish.

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