2009 Côtes de Francs
|Sub-district||Saint Emilion & Satellites|
|Village||Côtes de Francs|
This blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and the rest Malbec is from the Thienpont family. (Puygueraud is the estate where this large clan was born.) The 2009 is impressive, but the estate somewhat under-the-radar, since it is hard to pronounce and not exactly a household name. This is a beautifully fleshy wine with loads of licorice, spring flowers, graphite and black fruits. Fleshier and more concentrated than usual, with a longer, more intense finish and plenty of glycerin, this dark ruby/purple wine is a knock-out and, in theory, an attractive great value. It should drink well for up to a decade. Drinking range: 2012 - 2022 Rating: 90-90 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com (Dec 2011)
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