Saturday, June 3, 2017

New Biodynamic - Bordeaux

Chateau Le Puy
We have just received 2 cuvees from this historic estate, Emilien and Barthelemy and I must say the wines of Chateau Le Puy are two of the most compelling bottles of Bordeaux I have tasted in a long time. Château Le Puy is a remarkable property that has been in the Amoreau family since 1610, the vineyards are on the same limestone plateau as neighboring regions Saint-Emilion and Pomerol and sit on the second highest point in the Gironde at 110 meters above sea level. Jean-Pierre, Françoise and Pascal Amoreau are the 15th generation, and farm biodynamically (certified by Demeter). These 2 Cuvees are made Naturally without the addition of sulphur , no new oak is used and they are bottled unfined and unfiltered. Barthelemy and Emilien are truly expressions of historic Le Puy Estate and over 400 years of winemaking history.

2012 Chateau Le Puy Emilien Bordeaux ....$45.99
"An attractive bold garnet red colour.  The aromas open with very fresh dominant red berries.  It will surprise you with its strong opening in the mouth, with heaps of freshness.  The final notes are particularly well balanced with supple tannins, revealing remarkable complexity.  This is an extremely harmonious and delicious wine that is sure to delight." - Winery

2010 Chateau Le Puy Barthelemy Bordeaux....$171.99The fruit of a plot of vines known as ‘Les Rocs’ and the wines are matured in oak barrels for 24 months, with our technical interventions optimised with reference to the lunar calendar and with no added sulphur dioxide or other chemical products. They are then bottled without filtration.  The robe is a deep, enticing purple, while the nose boasts a rich array of aromas which seem to evoke a basket of perfectly ripe grapes. The palate is luxurious and complex, balancing great depth of flavour with a silky lightness of touch. The finish is seductive with a hint of mystery, inviting you to plunge further into this entrancing enigma.  Above all, Barthélemy is an emotional experience." -- Winery

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