Chateau Puech-Haut La Closerie du Pic Rouge 2015 | Try and find a 96 Point RP at this price!
96 Points; Jeb Dunnuck; Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “… the Chateau Puech-Haut La Closerie du Pic Rouge 2015 while is certainly one of the gems in this terrific vintage. Its vibrant purple color is followed by sensational notes of black raspberries; toasted spice; cassis and even a hint of bacon fat. With medium to full-bodied richness; a seamless texture; integrated acidity and a blockbuster finish; drink this straight up fabulous Pic Saint Loup anytime over the coming 7-8 years. Hats off to the team at Puech-Haut; and consultant Philippe Cambie; for this sensational wine!.” 04/17
About Château Puech-Haut
Coming up the long lane, bordered by olive trees, with vineyards on each side, it is difficult to imagine how this place was about 15 years ago. Today, Château Puech-Haut is one of the most beautiful estates in the Languedoc, and the wines amongst the finest in the region.
The story of Château Puech-Haut is interesting, as is that of Gérard BRU, the owner. An ex-industrialist who, starting from nothing, created a business of 500 employees and a personal fortune.
The five best-known appellations in the Languedoc include Languedoc AOC, Corbières AOC, Faugères, Minervois AOC, and Saint-Chinian AOCs. In addition, the appellation system in the region is undergoing considerable changes. One recent change is that the Coteaux du Languedoc has changed the name to Languedoc while being extended to include also the Roussillon.
An extensive appellation producing a diverse selection of good-quality, value-priced wines, Languedoc-Roussillon is the world’s largest wine-producing region, spanning the Mediterranean coast from the Spanish border to Provence. Languedoc forms the eastern half of the larger appellation, while Roussillon is in the west. The two actually have quite distinct personalities but are typically grouped together. Languedoc’s terrain is generally flat coastal plains, with a warm Mediterranean climate and a frequent risk of drought. Roussillon, on the other hand, is defined by the rugged Pyrenees mountains and near-constant sunshine.