CHÂTEAU LA MAURIANE
2011 Puisseguin Saint Emilion
|Grapes||Cab Franc, Merlot|
|Sub-district||Saint Emilion & Satellites|
|Village||Puisseguin Saint Emilion|
Dark, expressive, fruity, with an attractive hint of oak. Very good supple taut lush juiciness, vinous and plummy length. Rating: 90+ L&S (Apr 2012)
*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles (or 9l equivalent) of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.
Full-bodied, with juicy, rich and round tannins. Long and juicy. Excellent. Beautiful core of fruit. Rating: 90-91 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com(Apr 2012)
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. La Mauriane is a micro-cuvée, made by Pierre, 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. The vineyard here is farmed organically. 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
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