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Staff Pick

Ch Guibeau, Puisseguin St.-Émilion - 2015

Item # 37290 750mL
$21.96/ Single Bottle
$263.52 $237.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion is one of the satellite regions outside of St.-Émilion. Still a blend of the typical grapes of the region and being dominated by Merlot. The vintage soars in this bottle and shows plenty of tannins and rich body.

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Staff Pick Notes

While old-guard collectors still track Bordeaux scores like the Dow Jones, most young wine enthusiasts often engage in reverse-snobbery, with little interest in the wines of this storied region. I admit to falling into the latter camp. Well, here's a Bordeaux that can bring us all together! Just northeast of Saint-Emilion are the vineyards of Puisseguin Saint-Emilion. These "satellite appellations" often offer fine wines at excellent value. Chateau Guibeau certainly makes the case with their hearty blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon which sees about 12 months in French oak. Black fruit, dried herbs, anise, and earth on the nose, smooth tannins on the palate. Certainly a wine suited to hearty winter fare.

- DY

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