Bordeaux 'Les Veilles Vignes' Montagne-Saint-Emilion 2014

75cl Château Puynormond Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc France > Bordeaux Spicy, robust and punchy
Perfumed with rose, cassis, ripe cooked fruit, sweet spice and some leather. The tannin is round and fat yet harmonious and the finish is generous and persistent. A quality Bordeaux best enjoyed after decanting.

Montagne-Saint-Emilion surrounds the village of Montagne, three miles (4.8km) to the north of the town of Saint-Emilion. In this beautiful hamlet lives Philippe Lamarque the vigneron, and co-owner with his father, of Château Puynormond. This is a small family estate owned by the Lamarques for 4 generations, having bought it shortly after WWI. It consists of 12 hectares (about 30 acres) on south-facing slopes of limestone-clay subsoil. The fruit for Montagne-Saint-Emilion Vielles Vignes as its name suggests is picked from the estates oldest vines planted before 1923 when Philippe’s grandfather purchased the plots and is aged 1 year in oak barriques (50% new oak and 50% one-year old oak). The cuvee however has elegance and finesse and thus is not dominated by the oak.

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