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A ‘DECIDEDLY SEXY’ RED FROM ONE OF THE ‘TOP ESTATES IN THE LANGUEDOC’ – 93 POINTS AND UNDER $20!!

“Fire up that grill –this weekend we’ve got a supreme deal on a delicious red blend from Languedoc. Jeb Dunnuck from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate called Chateau Puech-Haut ‘one of the top estates in the Languedoc’ and gave the 2013 Coteaux du Languedoc Prestige 93 points! For UNDER $20 a bottle, this wine has fantastic value and is the perfect wine to open up for a weekend bbq or enjoy over the next several years. Enjoy!” –Jim Knight, The Wine House
2013 Chateau Puech-Haut Coteaux du Languedoc-Saint Drezery Le 'Prestige'
93 Points Robert Parker's
The Wine Advocate

SRP: $20
Wine House:
$16.99
“The 2013 Coteaux du Languedoc Prestige (which was already in bottle at the time of this tasting) is a blend of 55% Grenache and 45% Syrah aged all in concrete tank. Fresh, elegant and thrillingly pure, with first rate aromas of blackberry, fresh plum, licorice and ground herbs, it is decidedly sexy and forward, yet stays perfectly balanced, with juicy acidity and fine tannin on the finish. Enjoy this superb value over the coming 4-5 years (although it will evolve longer).

Easily one of the top estates in the Languedoc (if not southern France), Chateau Puech Haut lies just outside the village of Saint-Drezery and is owned and run by Gerard Bru, with consulting help from Philippe Cambie. They produce a number of cuvees, with their entry level efforts representing superb values, and their top cuvees being able to stand toe to toe with the greatest wines in the world.” –Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, February 2014

FROM THE IMPORTER

One only needs to glance briefly through the notes of Jancis Robinson, Robert Parker, Andrew Jefford and David Schildknecht (among many others) to discover their love affair with the Languedoc. And by that, we mean head-over-heels, butterflies-in-the-stomach kind of love. We have had affection for the region since the humble beginnings of European Cellars when our motto was “unknown…and unsold” – an affection that remains as exciting to us today as it did 25 years ago.

Château Puech-Haut has been on the critic’s radar for some time – which makes sense since the property has employed Michel Rolland, Claude Gros and now Philippe Cambie as consulting enologist. Visionary owner Gérard Bru spares no expense in his quest for excellence. Located quite close to Pic Saint-Loup, in Saint-Drézéry, Puech-Haut is near the far western border of the Rhône valley and benefits from both its proximity to the Mediterranean and the rugged, mountainous interior of France. There are slightly over 50 hectares planted with Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Carignan, Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Carignan Blanc. The wines from Puech-Haut are rich and lush but also show the earthy and mineral character of the rocky clay-limestone soils of the region.

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