Chateau Puy-Blanquet 2018 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

$ 44.99

Critical Acclaim

JD 94
Jeb Dunnuck
Deeply colored, the 2018 Château Puy-Blanquet checks in as 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from a 20-hectare parcel of clay and limestone soils. Beautifully ripe and sexy, with a massive bouquet of blackcurrants, macerated black cherries, and smoked earth, it's full-bodied, opulent, and layered on the palate, with serious fruit. This brilliant wine will be approachable in its youth yet also evolve gracefully for 15 years or more. It should also be an incredible value.
Range: 92-94
JS 93
James Suckling
A red with lots of richness and density and flavor. Full body, plenty of round tannins and a long and flavorful finish.
Barrel Sample: 92-93
WS 91
Wine Spectator
Warm and direct, with plum and raspberry confiture notes gliding along, infused with a hint of toasted vanilla.
Barrel Sample: 88-91
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Composed of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Fran and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Puy-Blanquet gives up notes of warm red and black cherries, mulberries and fruitcake with hints of baking spices, fallen leaves and dried Provence herbs. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is tautly structured with firm, chewy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and lively.
Barrel Sample: 88-90
D 90
Decanter

This is the most beautifully ripe plum colour, with soft violet reflections and floral touches on the nose. Pretty strong tannins steal up through the firm, full-bodied palate, which is loaded with acidity and fruit, completing the the triumvirate. This should see slow but steady ageing. Drinking Window 2026 - 2038. Barrel Sample: 90