2010 Chateau Puech-Haut Cuvee Prestige, Our #1 Selling French Wine of 2012

Chateau Puech Haut, from France’s Languedoc region, is a darling of the world’s most serious wine critics, and collectors, as it over-delivers in the quality-to-price equation year after year. The 2009 vintage of the“Cuvee Prestige” was spectacular, earning 93/94 ratings by Robert Parker during two separate tastings. Believe it or not, we think the 2010 is even better.

Supplies are limited so place your orders soon.

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 2010 Chateau Puech Haut

“Cuvee Prestige”

 The Chateau Puech Haut was formed in 2000 by Gerard Bru in the foothills of the Cevennes. There wasn’t a single vine in the soil until Bru planted here, but he was convinced that the terroir, covered in olive tress and wild herbs, would be conducive to spectacular wines. Today, Chateau Puech-Haut’s vineyards occupy a much expanded area in Saint-Drezery, a small village northeast of Montpellier and belonging to the AOC Coteaux du Langedoc. While relatively young in nature, Chaeteau Puech Haut has been on the critic’s radar for some time as the property has employed Michel Rolland, Claude Gros and now Philippe Cambie as their consulting enologist.

Many know Cambie as the mythical winemaker behind so many great Chateauneuf du Papes in recent years including wines  from Les Cailloux, Saint Prefert, Giraud and most notably, Clos Saint Jean — Cambie does not have enough fingers to count all his 100 point ratings on his hands!

The Puech Haut Prestige is comprised of  60% Grenache (from 70 year old vines), 30% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, and 5% Carignan aged in concrete tanks and neutral oak barrels. It is a sexy, full bodied red that offers up a variety of black raspberry and blackberry fruit intertwined with exotic spices, licorice, incense and cloves. It is full on the palate with a lush and lingering persistance. This is a “wow” wine!

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Here is the meat of the story…..
As we mentioned, Robert Parker reviewed the 2009 “Cuvee Prestige” on both his online bulletin board, and in Wine Advocate…awarding
it 94/93 points respectively. He called it “one of the greatest values”, “astonishing”, “a remarkable offering”, and said, “I will be buying several cases of this myself”. He has not yet rated the 2010 vintage. However, if you look at Wine Advocate’s vintage chart you’ll see that 2010 is a very special vintage in the Languedoc region. The 2009 vintage in Languedoc, which produced a glorious Cuvee Prestige, was rated just 88 points — the 2010 vintage in this region scored 95 points!
Jeb Dunnock, in his influential publication, The Rhone Report rated the 2010 Cuvee Prestige 94 points and said even better than the brilliant 2009!
 
Believe us when we say this wine will sell very quickly!
Bottle Price: $21.99
Case Price: $237.49
~ equals $19.79 per bottle after discount ~ 


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