Chateau Puygueraud Blanc 2018
Blend: 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Sauvignon Gris
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Barrel Sample: 90-91
Barrel Sample: 89-91
This has white pear and exotic fruits with lift on the finish – it’s good quality and easy to enjoy. Drinking Window 2019 - 2024. Barrel Sample: 91
Barrel Sample: 88-90
Lightly structured and certainly perfumed, this wine has hints of minerality as well as a strong herbal element. It will take a while to develop fully, but it is enjoyable now.
Chateau Puygueraud is located in one of the smallest of the Bordeaux appellations, Cotes de Francs. With only 450 hectares, this appelation resembles a small independent state and occupies the highest slopes of the Gironde, halfway between the valleys of the Isle and the Dordogne, to the east of Saint Emilion. Created in 1967, the appellation is very much part of the Bordelais family, its wines having the precision of the best Bordeaux. Humble pearl of the Bordelais vineyards, the Cotes de Francs is nevertheless one of its most precious stones.
Sometimes light and crisp, other times rich and creamy, Bordeaux White Blends typically consist of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Often, a small amount of Muscadelle or Sauvignon Gris is included for added intrigue. Popularized in Bordeaux, the blend is often mimicked throughout the New World. Somm Secret—Sauternes and Barsac are usually reserved for dessert, but they can be served before, during or after a meal. Try these sweet wines as an aperitif with jamón ibérico, oysters with a spicy mignonette or during dinner alongside hearty Alsatian sausage.