The wineries signature wine, made only from their best selection of grapes and aged for 16-20 months in oak barrels. Powerful blackberries and black cherries with a hit of spice, oak and bold tannins. It has a silky texture and some balancing acidity that makes it very food friendly. A really fabulous merlot dominated Bordeaux. Drinking nicely now, but has the potential to develop over the next 3-5 years.
This really comes into its own with a roast beef dinner.
"Chateau Puybarbe were introduced to our me back in the summer of 2020. It’s fair to say we were all astounded by the quality of the wines and the presentation. The labels walk the tightrope between classic and modern Bordeaux like a pro, with the wines proving to be equally as elegant."
Château Puybarbe is situated at the highest elevation of the Côtes de Bourg appellation, looking over the Gironde estuary on the right bank of Bordeaux. The 41 hectare vineyard comprises mainly Merlot and cabernet sauvignon and is cultivated according to sustainable philosophies. A brand new winery was inaugurated in 2001 and the winemaking is a mix of traditional and modern showing ultimate respect for the grapes and the terroir. This winery offers seriously good value to Claret fans, all the character of great Bordeaux with the price tag of a Côtes de Bourg!
A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc
Read our interview with Riku to find out more about this family run vineyard making 'modern Bordeaux'