This 2015 vintage of Emilien from Chateau Le Puy is a real gem. As with all vintages the first thing that strikes you is the glorious jewel-like colour. The nose is attractively fruity, with ripe red fruit aromas dominated by cassis and redcurrant. These are accented with roasted almond notes and occasional hints of mushrooms and undergrowth. The palate is silken, medium-bodied and precise. Velvety tannins pave the way for a long and complex finish. A wine of great finesse, sensual in its youth but also with the potential to age and grow for several decades. The epitome of elegance and refinement.
Jean-Pierre Amoreau and his son Pascal make very pure and exquisite Bordeaux wine from their estate of fifty hectares of old vines in the Bordeaux ‘Côtes de Francs’ region. The estate is planted mostly to Merlot but also has plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Carmenère.
These are special wines and an authentic expression of ‘terroir’. Biodynamic agriculture, winemaker skill, soil and climate all combine to produce wines that age with grace and elegance, and with a bright acidity that keeps them fresh and alive.