Château Le Puy

Emilien Côtes de Francs Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1357 ratings
9.049 pro ratings
Côtes de Francs, Bordeaux, France
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

I thought this was sublime and a major overachiever considering its humble Côtes de Francs appellation. A really pure expression of dark and red fruits (plums and currants respectively) with baking spices, stone and graphite. Maybe a touch of horse blanket?? Really nice structure. Need more of this in my life. Great QPR.

I thought this was sublime and a major overachiever considering its humble Côtes de Francs appellation. A really pure expression of dark and red fruits (plums and currants respectively) with baking spices, stone and graphite. Maybe a touch of horse blanket?? Really nice structure. Need more of this in my life. Great QPR.

Jun 10th, 2018
Marshal White

Yummy. Clean, bright, deep aromas. Perfect thing for roast guinea fowl

Yummy. Clean, bright, deep aromas. Perfect thing for roast guinea fowl

Jan 2nd, 2018
Marshal White

Really interesting wine. First night was red, tart, light, brett that tastes identical to Lapierre Brett. The second night it deepened, tastes more of Cabernet. Really lovely stuff. True to the place and style, but with the lightness and grace that draws people to Burgundy. I'd love to see this again in ten years.

Really interesting wine. First night was red, tart, light, brett that tastes identical to Lapierre Brett. The second night it deepened, tastes more of Cabernet. Really lovely stuff. True to the place and style, but with the lightness and grace that draws people to Burgundy. I'd love to see this again in ten years.

Oct 22nd, 2017
Catherine Leparmentier

Quite unusual for a Côte de Francs, but very good on lamb; has to be decantered, though

Quite unusual for a Côte de Francs, but very good on lamb; has to be decantered, though

Aug 22nd, 2017
Scott Reiner

Fuck monkey this is good. 12.5 and almost like burgundy. So pretty.

Fuck monkey this is good. 12.5 and almost like burgundy. So pretty.

4 people found it helpfulSep 10th, 2015
Scott Wren

I love this! Old school Merlot. Aged in old foudres. No new oak. Light red that's quite fruity and medium bodied with good acidity. So drinkable.

I love this! Old school Merlot. Aged in old foudres. No new oak. Light red that's quite fruity and medium bodied with good acidity. So drinkable.

2 people found it helpfulNov 7th, 2016
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.4

Really cool and really different and a little bit weird. Very intense acidity and markedly less extraction than most Bordeaux. Also borderline volatile wildness that shows up in natural wine. Delicious , thought provoking and a pleasure.

Really cool and really different and a little bit weird. Very intense acidity and markedly less extraction than most Bordeaux. Also borderline volatile wildness that shows up in natural wine. Delicious , thought provoking and a pleasure.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.5

Pleasant and accessible. Pleasant, earthy nose though very light on the palate an short simple finish. Not complex or particularly structured but still easy to sip

Pleasant and accessible. Pleasant, earthy nose though very light on the palate an short simple finish. Not complex or particularly structured but still easy to sip

Jun 6th, 2017
Sarah Boyle Robert

Good fruit, and good tannins, a little overpowered by smell of leather.

Good fruit, and good tannins, a little overpowered by smell of leather.

Oct 2nd, 2016
Joe Paradise

Holy cow this one is good! Picked up on a whim in quebec, and cant believe the value. Elegant, med- body with fine bet firm tannin. Wild earthy, briary notes. But very restrained on the alc and extraction.

Holy cow this one is good! Picked up on a whim in quebec, and cant believe the value. Elegant, med- body with fine bet firm tannin. Wild earthy, briary notes. But very restrained on the alc and extraction.

Jul 21st, 2016