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The grand wine is from the plateau and the clay-limestone slopes overlooking the Côtes de Francs appellation. It is a rich wine, endowed with a straight lined and elegant palate. Ample energy and fruit within structuring tannins that present a lovely nose of fruit and spices. A blend of Merlot in majority with Cabernet Franc and a touch of Malbec.
Food Pairing: Roast duck - even Chinese-style crispy duck pancakes. Sunday turkey. Macaroni cheese and macaronnade (pasta bake) or cheddar.
Cellaring: Ideal now through 2023
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
This Flemish wine merchant family invested since 1924 in the Pomerol vineyard of Vieux Château Certan and in 1920 with Troplong Mondot in Saint-Emilion (sold in 1935). The following generation, in 1946, George and Monica Thienpont, coming from their natal Flanders, moved into Puygueraud, restored the XVth Century chateau. Since 2009, Nicolas and his son Cyrille Thienpont, have worked hand-in-hand for the crafting of this wine that over the last 30 years has become the flagship of the Francs Côtes-de-Bordeaux appellation and a veritable jewel of Bordeaux.