2016 Chateau Puy Mouton, Saint Emilion Grand Cru ( In original wooden case )
Top !!! Vintage
The 2016 Chateau Puy Mouton belongs to the Saint Emilion Grand Cru appellation. Its color is bright and limpid with garnet reflections. This Chateau Puy Mouton is very pleasant on the palate, full-bodied and balanced, it will delight the palates of amateurs.
Château Puy Mouton enjoys a quite outstanding situation on the south ridge of Saint - Emilion, on magnificent clay-and-limestone soils. Its magnesian subsoil is mainly made up of cold clay, which give the wine a great complexity and elegance typical of the great Saint-Emilion wines. A sustained crimson colour. Very fresh and red berry aromas with hints of spices and a touch of oak. Elegant on the palate, lovely attack, good length and complexity. An extremely elegant, well-balanced wine.
James Suckling says :
Some winemakers in Bordeaux are calling the 2016 vintage part of “the second coming of Bordeaux” due to the overall excellent quality of the wines and their unique character. And after tasting more than 1,300 wines from 2016 a few weeks ago in Bordeaux, I must agree. After the superb 2015, Bordeaux is showing great quality in the bottle once again with many outstanding 2016s.
I tasted the newest vintage in bottle from Bordeaux with JamesSuckling.com senior editors Nick Stock and Stuart Pigott in January. We were impressed with the freshness and structure of the reds and whites produced in 2016 as well as their purity and transparency. The wines have a classicism that reminds me of the great wines of the 1980s, but they have much more precision and clarity due to advances in viticulture and winemaking since then. And they seem much less manipulated than some Bordeaux from the first decade of this century when some producers were making more marketing-driven wines. “It is a second coming of age of Bordeaux,” says Mathieu Chardonnier, head of the negociant house of CVBG which also owns a number of top Bordeaux wine estates and sells millions of cases of Bordeaux each year. “It takes confidence to do less to get more in your winemaking and to believe in what you do. But that’s what many of us are doing in Bordeaux now. We made great wines in Bordeaux in 2015 and 2016. They are some of the best ever.”
This gives the 2016 reds a slightly less ripe and more tannic mouthfeel than the 2015s. It suggests the 2016s will age slightly better than the 2015s, but I don’t think it matters much as both vintages have a long life ahead.
- Lot mixte
- Vin rouge
- Fabricant, nom du vin
- Chateau Puy Mouton
- Grand Cru
- Nombre de bouteilles
- Taille de bouteille
- Bouteilles (0,75 L)
- Niveau de la bouteille
- Type de bouteille Bordeaux, niveau de remplissage goulot
- Emballage d’origine
- Dans coffret en bois original
- État de l’étiquette
- Étiquette intacte et lisible
- État de la capsule/du bouchon
- Capsule métallique entièrement intacte