Chateau de Cugat Bordeaux Superieur 2016
Regular price $20.00 Sale price $15.97 Save $4.03
12-PACK PRICE = $14.97 per item (add 12+ quantity to your basket)
About the Winery:
The Château de Cugat was constructed in the 1500's. Located in the small town of Blasimon, Château De Cugat stands upon a hill overlooking the village. In 1926, the property was acquired by the grandmother of winemaker Benoit Meyer. When Benoit began overseeing the estate in the early nineties, he dreamed of making a wine that would make people think they were drinking something from an area loftier than the humble Entre-Deux-Mers. Not too difficult, since part of his vineyard was between 40 and 50 years old and had a mixture of sand and gravel soil, much like parts of nearby famous vineyards of Pomerol!
Every time a supplier comes in with an inexpensive Bordeaux, we give them the same answer:
Why should we buy this when we can sell a real Saint-Emilion for less than $20?
But importer Charles Neal isn’t just any supplier. He’s responsible for such sensational French wine values as Bonhomme, Voirin-Jumel and Daulny. So when he said we needed to try this “mere” Bordeaux Supéreuer I took him at his word.
It was the one wine in the tasting (of a very strong lineup) that just blew me away.
70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, from very low-yielding, old hillside vines facing Pomerol, and with the same gravelly soil. What struck me most was just how deep and rich and serious this wine is – not just for the money, but period.
The nose is rich, round and inviting, while dense blackcurrant, vanilla, spice and smoke notes converge on the supple full-bodied palate. The tannin is silky and well-integrated, the finish long and persuasive. By far our biggest selling Bordeaux, this wine seriously overdelivers for its price.