Producer Spotlight: Château Le Puy

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A trio of biodynamic wines from a Bordelais estate that offers a special look at the evolution of rare vintages at the turn of the early 21st century.

  • Château Le Puy Emilien | Merlot blend
  • Château Le Puy Emilien (500mL) | Merlot blend
  • Château Le Puy Barthélemy | Merlot blend

Château Le Puy Emilien

What — Merlot blend
Where — Bordeaux, France
When — 2016

Youthful vibrance of red and black fruits with a subtle earthiness running through the palate

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The blend of Emilien is 85% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Malbec and 1% Carménère, all from a specific plot within the estate. The wine is aged for 24 months with unique élevage (progression between fermentation and bottling) by spending its first 12 months in large oak foudres before a further 12 months in traditional 228L barrels.

2016 is a classic Bordeaux vintage of great quality. Coming off the back of the illustrious 2015, 2016 presents a cooler vintage that still displays a generosity of fruit characters. The 2016 Emilien has a long life ahead of it, with characteristics that will continue to enhance over the next twenty years.

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Château Le Puy Emilien (500mL)

What — Merlot blend
Where — Bordeaux, France
When — 1998

Showing its age through earthy and savoury characters while retaining a fruity, black cherry core

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The special bottling of 1998 Emilien represents a step back in time, giving insight to the development which the cuvée undertakes with over two decades of age to it. The blend has remained the same throughout the life of Emilien, mirroring facets of its younger 2016 self.

1998 as a vintage has favoured the Right Bank, with Le Puy’s nearby neighbouring villages of Pomerol and Saint Emilion heralding with some of the best wines from the vintage. The 1998 Emilien is best enjoyed side-by-side with the 2016 to uncover the similar and differing threads between both cuvées.

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Château Le Puy Barthélemy

What — Merlot blend
Where — Bordeaux, France
When — 2001

Reaching its peak of maturity, with an earthy presence woven into the black fruit center

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Cuvée Barthélemy comes from a single plot called Les Rocs, which is home to 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon vines. The wines spend 24 months in oak without any added sulphur dioxide or other chemical products after going through a natural fermentation process free of added substances. The stages of the lunar calendar are respected through the ageing and bottling processes,  without filtration prior to being bottles.

2001 was a vintage overshadowed by 2000 at the time. However, the wines particularly of the Right Bank where Château Le Puy is located have become praised for their poise and elegance. A vintage very much aligned with Le Puy’s overall style, the 2001 Barthélemy is well-placed for drinking at this age.

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Description

With over 400 years and 15 generations of history, the Amoreau family knows the terroir of Château Le Puy incredibly well. Located on the Right Bank of Bordeaux, the vineyard occupies a unique position at the second highest elevation within the Gironde department. Throughout its history, Château Le Puy has never used systemic chemicals and is now certified biodynamic. This selection of biodynamic wines from the famed estate looks at rare vintages and the evolution they have undertaken from the turn of the 21st century.

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Château Le Puy Emilien

What — Merlot blend
Where — Bordeaux, France
When — 2016

Youthful vibrance of red and black fruits with a subtle earthiness running through the palate

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The blend of Emilien is 85% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Malbec and 1% Carménère, all from a specific plot within the estate. The wine is aged for 24 months with unique élevage (progression between fermentation and bottling) by spending its first 12 months in large oak foudres before a further 12 months in traditional 228L barrels.

2016 is a classic Bordeaux vintage of great quality. Coming off the back of the illustrious 2015, 2016 presents a cooler vintage that still displays a generosity of fruit characters. The 2016 Emilien has a long life ahead of it, with characteristics that will continue to enhance over the next twenty years.

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Château Le Puy Emilien (500mL)

What — Merlot blend
Where — Bordeaux, France
When — 1998

Showing its age through earthy and savoury characters while retaining a fruity, black cherry core

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The special bottling of 1998 Emilien represents a step back in time, giving insight to the development which the cuvée undertakes with over two decades of age to it. The blend has remained the same throughout the life of Emilien, mirroring facets of its younger 2016 self.

1998 as a vintage has favoured the Right Bank, with Le Puy’s nearby neighbouring villages of Pomerol and Saint Emilion heralding with some of the best wines from the vintage. The 1998 Emilien is best enjoyed side-by-side with the 2016 to uncover the similar and differing threads between both cuvées.

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Château Le Puy Barthélemy

What — Merlot blend
Where — Bordeaux, France
When — 2001

Reaching its peak of maturity, with an earthy presence woven into the black fruit center

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Cuvée Barthélemy comes from a single plot called Les Rocs, which is home to 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon vines. The wines spend 24 months in oak without any added sulphur dioxide or other chemical products after going through a natural fermentation process free of added substances. The stages of the lunar calendar are respected through the ageing and bottling processes,  without filtration prior to being bottles.

2001 was a vintage overshadowed by 2000 at the time. However, the wines particularly of the Right Bank where Château Le Puy is located have become praised for their poise and elegance. A vintage very much aligned with Le Puy’s overall style, the 2001 Barthélemy is well-placed for drinking at this age.

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Only 1 left in stock