Chateau La Mauriane / Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion AOC 2003 / 750mL
Notes from -La Revue du Vin de France
Pierre Taix has spared no effort for ten years to bring this little cru to the top of its appellation. The vines are perfectly worked there and the vinifications are meticulous. The result is a modern wine, dense and very fragrant, which withstands aging for a few years. The consistency of recent vintages is irreproachable. It is undoubtedly the best wine produced within the great family of "satellites of Saint-Emilion".
The wines: very professional, the estate sent us a vertical line from 2007 to 2003. Mineral, straightforward, with elegantly smoky notes, the 2007 seduces with its freshness. Its tannins are still a little tight, but the potential is there. Just like the 2006, which evolves harmoniously but which takes another two years to balance perfectly. To date, it is the 2005 that flies over the tasting. The wine is full, very fleshy, with a black robe and an incredible length. The 2003, on the other hand, is dry in the final and it evolves; you have to start drinking it.
Grape variety and vineyard
Number of bottles per year: 13,000
Area planted: 3.5 hectares (Red: 3.5)
Harvest method: Manual
Average age of vines: 40
Purchase of grapes: No
Red grape varieties: Cabernet franc (10%), Cabernet-sauvignon (5%) , Merlot (85%)