CR04020M

Château Puygueraud, Francs - Côtes-de-Bordeaux 2020 - Magnum



£44.00

150cl ALC 14.5%

Lovely, concentrated wine with plenty of blackcurrant fruit, juicy and zippy with good, crunchy tannins. Excellent wine from Nicolas and Cyrille Thienpont. From 2018 to 2025



£44.00
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France, Bordeaux, Bordeaux & Côtes

Still Red

Typically Merlot with a dash of Cab Franc

Medium-bodied

Drink or Keep

2020

Lamb Casserole

14.5%

150cl

Château Puygueraud

The Thienpont family, originally from Belgium, bought this property in 1946. The 47 hectares are on a rocky outcrop above the Dordonge and around a 15th century castle.

Today, the property is run by Nicolas Thienpont and his son Cyrille with the assistance of top consultant, Stéphane Derenoncourt.The other nearby properties belonging to the Thienponts such as La Prade and Laclaverie are also made here. The vines are mainly Merlot on a clay/limestone soil. A small amount of white is also produced.

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Vintage guide

Early reports suggest the 2022 vintage looks very promising indeed. The 2021 vintage has made wines that are medium bodied with good freshness, in a similar style to 2017. The 2020 vintage yielded wines that are aromatic and concentrated, quite big in structure with freshness and balance. The wines of 2019 are very concentrated, fresh, ripe and plentiful, all in all a very well-regarded vintage. 2018 was a very good vintage in the end but mildew, hail, and a heatwave all served to reduce yields. The harvest across the region took place in near ideal conditions. 2017 is good in terms of quality but short on quantity, following frosts in the Spring that decimated certain properties. 2016 is a worthy successor to 2015, on a par qualitatively and looking very promising across all wine types. A hot summer but with cool nights has produced wines with fruit and freshness. 2015 is exceptionally good across the region for reds, especially the Right Bank, Pessac-Léognan, dry whites (better for Sauvignon than Sémillon) and sweeties: it is certainly the best vintage since 2010. 2014 is a very good Cabernet vintage, particularly in the Médoc where the wines are fresh with fine tannins. Overall, ripeness levels are good and so are quantities. The 2013 and 2012 vintages were not particularly easy for the Bordelais, requiring dedication in the vineyard and modern techniques in the winery. Plenty of attractive short- and medium-term wines have been made, but yields are low.

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