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The Chateau Puech-Haut Le Prestige has an SRP of $22 and is available for as low as $16 at Costco. Imported by European Cellars. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
A custom cuvee produced by Chateau Puech Haut, Philippe Cambie and Eric Solomon. Exclusive for the United States.
#LanguedocDay is an international celebration of wines made from this unique region in France. It’s an area we’ve gone back to again and again for great tasting wines that deliver tons of value. Wines like the Bulk Buy rated Arrogant Frog Pinot Noir and our highest rated box wine ever, made from 120 year old Carignan vines. (See all of our recommended wines from the Languedoc here.)
We’ll have lots more to say about this region next week but today we want to focus on this fabulous pick from one of our favorite importers, Eric Solomon Selections.
The 2011 Chateau Puech-Haut Le Prestige begins with aromas of black cherry, ripe plum, earth, lavender, mint, the classic garrigue notes from the region and much more. Each sniff reveals something different in this wonderful and captivating bouquet. Smooth, lush and even a bit chewy in the mouth this is a full-bodied wine full of depth and character that puts most others at this price point to shame. Dark fruit, licorice, dried herbs, touches of spice, mineral notes and good acidity all combine seamlessly.
If your Costco has this at $16, it’s an absolute steal. It ends rich, very dry and extraordinarily long with some limestone mineral notes coming out at the very end. This good and no oak? I love it!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.
2011 Chateau Puech-Haut Le Prestige
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