Thursday, July 4, 2013

Château des Laurets 2009 Puisseguin Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

From the very good 2009 Bordeaux vintage, this wine is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, with maturation in oak barrels for 16 months and alcohol at 14%.

This wine opened up with aromas of blackberry, raspberry, plum, damp fresh earth, cedar, spices and toasty notes. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied, dry, with a silky texture, loads of red and black fruit, balance acidity and firm tannins. This blends finish is long, very muscular with dark chocolate, rich fruit concentration and spiced flavours lingering. This wine is quite structured and age worthy while still remaining approachable. I really enjoyed this Bordeaux blend but I had forgotten how I much I had originally paid for this wine, I assumed around $25.00. Well, surprisingly at $19.15, this is a very good value, score 91 points.

Purchased April 9, 2012 at the SAQ (973401) at $19.15

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