Offers a roasted edge, with a wood spice and vanilla bean frame that melds with the fleshy fig and blackberry paste flavors. A hint of mesquite underlines the finish. Not as dense as some top examples, but well-focused nonetheless. Drink now through 2019. 1,500 cases made. –JM
WS 88/100 (2010 Clos Fourtet RP98)
La Closerie de Fourtet is the second wine of Clos Fourtet , Grand Cru Classé Saint-Emilion . Merlot vines stretch the clay-limestone plateau adjacent to Saint-Emilion. Fond and warm, this wine easily bears comparison with his famous big brother, the Clos Fourtet. Elegantly intense ruby color, very dark, with purple reflections, it reveals a beautiful aromas of red fruits and spices with notes of vanilla and slightly smoky. The tannic structure is solid, with elegant tannins, leaving a velvety sensation. This wine is both generous and refined! Reached its peak, it can be enjoyed now but will keep this high level for ten years. It also fits well with refined dishes of foie gras and truffle base, with roast game. Thus, it will accompany a beautiful way of duck liver casserole, a leg of lamb with mushrooms, roast venison or tagliatelle with foie gras.
2010 Clos Fourtet RP98
The wine has an opaque blue/black color and abundant notes of forest floor, spring flowers, black raspberry and blueberry liqueur in the aromatics along with hints of espresso and white chocolate. The wine is dense, full, rich, unctuously textured and very full-bodied, with its extravagant glycerin, fruit and extract covering the wine’s somewhat tannic structure. This is a bigger, more restrained and structured wine than the outrageously flamboyant and prodigious 2009. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30-40 years.
Château Le Puy features a garnet color with ruby tints.
The nose is characterized by aromas of black berries dominant black currant, with blueberry and blackberry. Then he takes mocha accents with some spicy notes. On the palate, the Château du Puy has an attack with lots of curves, the sequel proves full, delicate, with a velvety tannin perfectly melted.
The long and pleasantly complex finish is marked by a style stroking. Made from vines planted with 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Carmenere, Emilien is a wine obtained by decanting in casks and barriques for 24 months experienced.
This wine of great finesse, can be drunk young as well, thanks to its velvety tannins wait several decades to enjoy the full depth of the soil. This wine is of great longevity.
Emilien, not filtered, is the natural accompaniment of many dishes as the family kitchen as the most delicate dishes.
A marvel of softness and delicacy.
This is one of the few areas in Bordeaux, who works as the ancients did to offer wines of character, an incomparable fruity and beautifully express their terroir.
The organic and biodynamic methods employed by the family are Amoreau in fact as, ancestral, domain since their installation in 1610. Of course technology has evolved (eg thermoregulation is controlled by auto sensor) but Mr. Amoreau is proud to preserve the ecosystem of its modest vineyard Côtes de Francs.
The Chateau is located in Saint-Cibard, northwest of Saint-Emilion, dominating the Dordogne.
Merlot is king on the right bank (87% of the plantings) and Cabernet Sauvignon (11% are mature enough) Carmenere and Semillon for whites complement a nice range of authentic and profound wines. The vines average 50 years, planted 5,500 plants per hectare on clayey limestone and calcareous soils silico give yields of less than 30 hectoliters per hectare.This explains the concentration of these beautiful wines! Healthy clusters that have known or adding chemical fertilizers or herbicides, or synthetic insecticides are of course manually picked and de-stemming is required. The beginnings fermentation takes place without addition of yeast and chaptalisation is unknown in Amoreau.
The wine is tasted every week and raised two years in barrels and casks 3 to 5 years, they own sanitized with steam.Finally bottling is done without filtration or fining in old moon environment.
A wax shell on the cap completes the excellent work of our honest winemaker.
The wines with great aging Château Le Puy are available in 3 batches (two red and one white). And the area has created his wine shop in 1917 in its own cellars and can offer us old vintages dating back to its founding today!
Château le Puy
Owned by the Amoreau family since 1610, Château Le Puy overlooks the Dordogne valley on the same geological plateau as Saint-Emilion and Pommerol, once called by the Ancients the "Plateau of Wonders". The Château was originally built at the begining of the 17th century and later extended in 1832 by the ancestor Barthélémy Amoreau. The vineyards account for 35 hectares and are spread on 3 plots with soils made of clay, limestone and silica. It's quite common to find some sharpened flints between the vines as some parts used to be battlefields in olden times. There are 85% of Merlot, 14% of Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% of Carménère old vines planted for the red wines and only Sémillon old vines planted for the white wines.
As Jean-Pierre, Françoise and Pascal are the 15th generation of winemakers, the winemaking methods are very old and reminiscent of those used in the 1940's and 1950's with a great respect of the terroir. They work using biodynamic principles, implying no chemicals on the soil, low yields, no yeasting nor chaptalization, long ageing and very low added sulphites. These practices then allow the Amoreau family to express the pure expression of the terroir and to produce incredible wines that will be able to age for decades. Also, the names of the wines are inherited from their ancestors' names, expressing all their gratitude to them.
Jean-Pierre's definition of a wine grower? "Being a wine grower is being an artist with method, audacious with reflection, enthusiast with meditation, ardent with patience, stubborn wi