Wines from the Bordeaux region are broadly broken down into left and right bank, with the latter relying heavily on Merlot, usually blended with a smaller amount of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. That is the case with this Puisseguin Saint-Émilion, which often lives in the shadow of its much-heralded neighbour (Saint-Émilion) but we’re a big fan of this jammy, fruity Bordeaux with its red and black fruity nose, with a delightful warm finish
So, it comes as no surprise that this well-balanced, award-winning bottle of French red wine proudly displays a Silver Medal from the prestigious Concours de Bordeaux 2020.
The time that the wine spends maturing in oak barrels brings cedar, clove and vanilla to the party, which also makes it a great bottle to open, curled up on the sofa in the bleak mid-winter.
It’s versatile too in terms of pairings and works well with beef, duck, a chocolate dessert or a late-night cheese board.