Callaghan Vineyards

Archives: March 2011

Chateau Puech-Haut "Prestige" Coteaux du Languedoc 2009

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Purple/red.

Vinturi – fragrant, deep nose – spicy fig, balsam, earth/loam, black cherry, wilted greens, peppermint and even some of Schildknecht’s “machine oil”. Sumptuous, savory.

Round, dense and suave in the mouth with grainy acid/tannin synergy slowly constricting the front teeth. Nice flavor expression throughout. Extremely well-crafted, nuanced wine. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if this cellared well for 8-10 years or more.

$17. Crazy. Not sure of the blend, but I’d guess there’s quite a bit of Syrah.