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Chateau Puech-Haut Quercus 2011

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"The Quercus cuvee is a 100% Grenache (named after an oak tree in the vineyard) that's aged half in concrete tank and half in new 600-liter demi-muids. Looking first at the current release, the 2011 Coteaux du Languedoc Saint Drezery Quercus offers spectacular Grenache flair with flamboyant kirsch, blackberry, licorice, spring flowers and ample minerality all soaring from the glass. A Chateauneuf du Pape look-alike, this full-bodied beauty has no hard edges, a voluptuous, layered texture and a superb mid-palate. Enjoy it over the coming decade...97" WA 04/14

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Color: Red
Varietal: Grenache
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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

"The Quercus cuvee is a 100% Grenache (named after an oak tree in the vineyard) that's aged half in concrete tank and half in new 600-liter demi-muids. Looking first at the current release, the 2011 Coteaux du Languedoc Saint Drezery Quercus offers spectacular Grenache flair with flamboyant kirsch, blackberry, licorice, spring flowers and ample minerality all soaring from the glass. A Chateauneuf du Pape look-alike, this full-bodied beauty has no hard edges, a voluptuous, layered texture and a superb mid-palate. Enjoy it over the coming decade...97" WA 04/14

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