The opinion of the sommelierWhat a straight and gourmet wine ! If the wines from Blayais are well known for their abundant yet softened tannins, this Vieux Puit seduced us also by the complexity of its aromas. Fruity flavours of blackberry, spicy pepper and liquorice, and even chocolate, worn by fine and melted tannins. A great success.
TerroirThe appellations such as Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux (formerly called Premières-Côtes-de-Blaye) or Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux (formerly called Côtes de Castillon) reveal a Bordeaux vineyard in perpetual evolution. Although these two appellations are not the flagship appellations of Bordeaux, they are very trendy and often reveal the best value for the money spent !
Grape variety4 grape varieties in this cuvée ‘’Les Racines’’, which is rather rare in Bordeaux! Moreover, the cuvée gives an important place to two "small" grape varieties, since petit verdot and malbec together account for 8% of the blend. A superb Blaye that offers both the enchanting aroma of Merlot and the beautiful structure of the more spicy and tannic varieties.
Vintage2014 in Bordeaux goes back on average after the previous years, but it was a challenge : the wet summer forced the vine growers to engage in an intense fight against the mildew (fungus that dries the plant). Fortunately, the vintage was saved by a breath-taking September that pushed the winemakers to delay the harvest to intensify the maturity of the grapes.
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Fruity flavours of blackberry, spicy pepper and liquorice, and even chocolate, worn by fine and melted tannins.