Château Puygueraud is a real gem and has to be experienced.
The property was acquired by George Thienpont in 1946. He replanted in vines in the late 1970s. From 1983, it was his son Nicolas who makes the wines, Château Puygueraud then becomes a “flagship” property of the Côtes de Francs. In recent years, and with the help of his grandson Cyrille, wine has acquired a greater precision and a more noble expression of its terroirs clay-limestone, by renewed plantations and selections massales of Cabernet-Franc.
The great wine, from the clay-limestone plateau and hillsides overlooking the Côtes de Francs appellation. It is a rich wine, with a straight and elegant palate. Lots of energy and fruit in structuring tannins presenting a nice nose of fruit and spices. A blend of Merlot (majority), Cabernet Franc and a little Malbec.
A wine that could have a few years of cellaring to express all its qualities but still at this young age offers great character that can be appreciated.