Château du Puy Bonnet is located in the hills of the district of Parsac, bordering the Saint-Emilion appellation and only separated by “La Barbanne” stream. Here the soils are of the same quality as its prestigious neighbour’s premium clay-limestone terroir, and with the vines planted on the slopes, ensuring the grapes can reach optimum maturity.
The architecture of this 19th century château is magnificent, and the brainchild of the former director of the Bordeaux Opera House. The estate did not wait to take its lead from the Grand Cru wines to construct a state of the art winery, complete with gravity-fed grape receival system. At just a stone’s throw from the Saint-Emilion appellation, Château du Puy Bonnet boasts all its elegant, supple character. It’s a tempting proposition to cross the stream to discover an attractive wine that combines family tradition and modern techniques to stunning effect.
Bordeaux red pleasure, well-rounded, sweet with a nice material with a velvety mouthfeel.
A slope in the district of Parsac, on the border of Saint-Emilion with only a stream between the two appellations.
Premium quality clay-limestone soils on the slopes.
85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc.
Awards and press reviews
2015 Vintage: Silver Medal – Concours des Grands Vins de France – Mâcon 2018
2012 Vintage: Bronze Medal – Concours des Grands Vins de France – Mâcon 2015
2009 Vintage: 3 great deals for April. An unmissable selection of reds …”Located between Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, this Bordeaux appellation is proud of its unique character and terroir, producing wines which are fleshy and well-structured. This fine example is supple and colourful, with delicious fruit and a great freshness and length of flavour on the palate…” (Guide Cuisine – April 2012)
2005 Vintage: *One star (denotes a great wine) – Guide Hachette des Vins 2009
“… boasts an intense bouquet of flowers, liquorice, black chocolate and menthol. Frank, suave, rounded, fruity and balanced, it reveals firmer tannins in the finish…”
2004 Vintage: Gold Medal – Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2006
2003 Vintage: Gold Medal – Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2005
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A delicious Montagne-Saint-Emilion wine
Deep garnet in appearance, Château Du Puy Bonnet reveals extremely ripe red fruit aromas on the bouquet, and develops slightly spicy notes. Supple and pleasing on the palate, the wine is defined by its delicious fruit character, freshness and lingering finish.
Thomas Drouineau, winemaker, Maison Delor