Vignobles Pueyo Château Belregard-Figeac, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2017
The Pueyos follow traditional vinification techniques. 25% new barrels and 25% one-year-old barrels are used each year, to avoid overwhelming the fruit; the other half of the cuvée is aged in cement tanks. The composition of this most prestigious wine of the cellar is generally 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is marked by a richly spicy nose with hints of tobacco and coffee in the background; the flavors are dominated by red currant, cassis, and raspberry; the texture is silky and the wine is smooth and generous on the palate; the subtle tannins have grip but are graceful making this wine particularly welcoming over the near term.