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Château Puygueraud Côtes de Francs Nicolas Thienpont Bordeaux Côtes de Francs Rouges Français 2011

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60% merlot, 25% cabernet franc, 10%, cabernet sauvignon, and 5% malbec. The vines in this 23-hectare vineyard are planted on clay and limestone soils with are on average 30-years old. Aged for 12 to 16 months in 25% to 30% new barrels. Nearly opaque ... Andy Frieden. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Puygueraud 750ml

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Chateau Puygueraud:
Georges Theinpont  originally bought this estate in 1948.His son Nicolas replanted the vineyards in the 1970's and produced the first estate bottled wine in 1983.There are now 27 hectares under vine./The family also own and run other Bordeaux estates.There is the Grande wine of Chateau Puygueraud,a second wine called Chateau Lauriol,a luxury cuvee called 'Cuvee George'only ma... Read more
Georges Theinpont  originally bought this estate in 1948.His son Nicolas replanted the vineyards in the 1970's and produced the first estate bottled wine in 1983.There are now 27 hectares under vine./The family also own and run other Bordeaux estates.There is the Grande wine of Chateau Puygueraud,a second wine called Chateau Lauriol,a luxury cuvee called 'Cuvee George'only made in the better years and which is always one third of each malbec,cabernet franc and merlot, and since 2013 a white wine called Puygueraud blanc. Read less

Member Reviews for Château Puygueraud Côtes de Francs Nicolas Thienpont Bordeaux Côtes de Francs Rouges Français

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Snooth User: dcrichards
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0.50 5
Vintage: 2007 09/25/2010

One half glass


Snooth User: duncan 906
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 10/04/2017

I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/11944 for £10. The Cotes de Francs appellation in Bordeaux was created in 1967 although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the 11th century for both red and white wines [although most are red ] from the three communes of Francs [after which the appellation is named],Tayac and Saint Cibard located about 7 miles north-east of Saint-Emilion.It is one of the smaller Bordeaux appellations with only 500 hectares under vine and in 2009 it became a part of the new Cotes de Bordeaux appellation.Chateau Puygueraud is one of several Bordeax estates owned and run by the Thienpont family.The 2005 vintage consists of 70% merlot,25% cabernet franc and 5% malbec and spent 16 months being aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of lamb chops.There is plenty of a cherry,plum and blackcurrant style fruit with a hint of vanilla and spice on the finish. There were soft tannins and beautiful structure. In short,this is a first class example of what a good right bank claret should be like and it is from a 'petit chateau' in a less fashionable appellation.


Snooth User: show
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/19/2009

Very good Bordeaux wine with structured tannin and layers/variety of flavors, but not matured yet. After decant and wait for two hours, the wine reveals its real appearance and taste. Best after 2010.


Snooth User: darn1207
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/16/2009

from total wine & more tampa: $20 ??: good lacing. smells of leather, black cherry, alcohol - chlorine(but not in a bad way). wonderful aroma. light smoky notes - smooth taste, good bite - fairly tannic. Really liked, but new to Bordeaux's.


Snooth User: open15
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/14/2008

I thought this wine was delightful. Priced right, earthy, light tanin, a very drinkable bordeaux.


Snooth User: tp096255
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2009

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: pigming
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 05/26/2011

need more than 1 hour to air smooth, balanced tannin


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External Reviews for Château Puygueraud Côtes de Francs Nicolas Thienpont Bordeaux Côtes de Francs Rouges Français

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05/05/2012

60% merlot, 25% cabernet franc, 10%, cabernet sauvignon, and 5% malbec. The vines in this 23-hectare vineyard are planted on clay and limestone soils with are on average 30-years old. Aged for 12 to 16 months in 25% to 30% new barrels. Nearly opaque ... Andy Frieden. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Puygueraud 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 12/06/2011

This is incredible for this site with intense fruit and wild acidity. Full and super lively with blueberry, blackberry and firm tannins. Best ever. 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Malbec. James Suckling. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Puygueraud 1500ml


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Vintage: 2009 04/28/2010

Mineral and blackberry skins aromas follow through to a full body, with mineral and spice flavors and a long finish. Yummy despite a tough growing season due to hail. Little dry. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Puygueraud 750ml


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Vintage: 2009 02/07/2015

This takes a few minutes to get going, as a savory herb note leads the way, but then recedes in the face of dark but soft plum and black cherry fruit flavors. Shows flashes of tobacco and mineral on the finish. Drink now through 2015.


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Vintage: 2009 10/09/2012

Violets and blackberries with hints of spices on the nose. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Drink now or hold. Always excellent value. James Suckling. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Puygueraud 750ml


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Vintage: 2009 02/07/2015

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.


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Vintage: 2008 07/13/2012

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Puygueraud 750ml


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