We’ve just 4 cases left of this excellent example of garagiste wine. A micro-cuvée, made by Pierre Taïx, who is a university lecturer (economics) in his other life. One of the three parcels that make this extraordinary wine consists of eighty year old vines planted by his grandfather. A true garagiste wine made in a modern, opulent style.
2009 CHÂTEAU LA MAURIANE Puisseguin Saint Emilion
‘Superbe nez intense, fin, fruité, mûr, subtil. Notes de réglisse et figue. Devient crémeux à la décantation. Bouche dense très fruitée, mûre, savoureuse, pleine et grasse. Très bonne longueur savoureuse au grain de tanin fin. C’est très bon ! Goûtez le même jeune.’ 16.5/20 Jean-Marc Quarin (Mar 2013)
Grapes: 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon Origin: Bordeaux, Saint Emilion Village: Puisseguin Saint Emilion ABV: 14.5%
75cl bottles £23.50 Case price* £20.95
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Lea & Sandeman review
“La Mauriane shows a very oaky nose, but behind it is a lovely mineral freshness, intense delicate cherries, fine tannins but serious structure too. Impressive stuff – it is big (14.2%) but the balance and freshness Pierre Taïx gets from this limestone-rich subsoil keeps the balance and direction.’ 91/100 L&S
Other reviews and comments
‘A deep inky, purple hue. The nose is better defined than I expected with black cherry, cassis and plum, the palate dense, opulent with bold assertive tannins and grippy black fruits. Very modern in style, but a cut above the rest in terms of its genre.’ 89-91 Neal Martin, www.erobertparker.com
Château La Mauriane – See wine list
La Mauriane is a small vineyard within Château Rigaud, a Puisseguin-St-Emilion property owned by Pierre Taïx, who owns a few other properties in Puisseguin and the neighbouring Côtes de Castillon.
The 2010 Mauriane is also highly regarded of which we also have a couple of remaining cases.
*Mix any 12 bottles on our website or in our shops for our ‘case price discount’. Free Nationwide delivery over £100. Next day Delivery to Central London.