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Chateau Puech-Haut Prestige Coteaux de Languedoc 93rr 2009

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I have followed Chateau Puech Haut for a number of years, and met proprietor Gerald Bru over a decade ago. Bru has employed some extraordinarily talented winemakers, beginning with Michel Rolland, followed by Claude Gros (of Chateau Negly). His current consultant is Philippe Cambie…93” Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate 8/10 "2009 Château Puech-Haut Coteaux du Languedoc Saint-Drézéry Cuvée Prestige, a blend of 55% Grenache and 45% Syrah aged all in concrete vats, presents a heady concoction of blackberry and raspberry liqueur, licorice, flowers, and garrigue on the nose. While very ripe, its amazingly fresh and focused, possessing full body, a luscious, rich texture, loads of sweet fruit, and long, borderline decadent finish...93" RR 3/11

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Château Puech-Haut:
Château Puech-Haut is a biodynamically farmed estate in the Languedoc in southern France. Gerald Bru oversees production, with many important winemakers over the years including Michel Rolland, Claude Gros and Phillipe Cambie. Many of the grapes are sourced from older vines, some 60-75 years old, resulting in very concentrated and structured flavors. The fruit for the wines was originally so... Read more
Château Puech-Haut is a biodynamically farmed estate in the Languedoc in southern France. Gerald Bru oversees production, with many important winemakers over the years including Michel Rolland, Claude Gros and Phillipe Cambie. Many of the grapes are sourced from older vines, some 60-75 years old, resulting in very concentrated and structured flavors. The fruit for the wines was originally sold to other winemakers, then Puech-Haut began producing wine under its own label starting in 1996. The “Cuvée Prestige” is its most successful release, from Syrah and Grenache, aged in concrete tanks (the Syrah spends a small amount of time in oak to give it some punctuation). Others include the “Bosc Negre,” which is made of 100% Mourvedre and the all-Grenache “Quercus.”  Read less

I have followed Chateau Puech Haut for a number of years, and met proprietor Gerald Bru over a decade ago. Bru has employed some extraordinarily talented winemakers, beginning with Michel Rolland, followed by Claude Gros (of Chateau Negly). His current consultant is Philippe Cambie…93” Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate 8/10 "2009 Château Puech-Haut Coteaux du Languedoc Saint-Drézéry Cuvée Prestige, a blend of 55% Grenache and 45% Syrah aged all in concrete vats, presents a heady concoction of blackberry and raspberry liqueur, licorice, flowers, and garrigue on the nose. While very ripe, its amazingly fresh and focused, possessing full body, a luscious, rich texture, loads of sweet fruit, and long, borderline decadent finish...93" RR 3/11

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