Puygueraud Blanc 2022 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
92 JA / 89-91 WI / 89-90 VM / 89-92 JD
Creamy apricot, white pear, passion fruit and fleshy peaches, with waves of barely-there acidity. The sauvignon gris is aged in oak for 6 months, the Sauvignon Blanc not at all. 41hl/h yield, Cyril and Nicolas Thienpont. Harvest August 24 to 26. - Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux.
A blend of 86% Sauvignon Blanc and 14% Sauvignon Gris, the 2022 Puygueraud Blanc scoots out with ready-to-go, vibrant notions of Granny Smith apples, grapefruit oil, and lime blossoms, plus hints of wet slate and sea spray. The medium-bodied palate has fantastic tension supporting the intense citrus flavors, finishing long and steely. The soil here in the Francs Côtes de Bordeaux is limestone-clay on clay and harvest began early, on the 24th of August, to preserve that freshness this cooler soil wants to give. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Independent
The 2022 Puygueraud Blanc is an airy, gracious aperitif-styled white to drink young, while the citrus, green pear, sage and floral notes remain vibrant. The blend is 86% Sauvignon Blanc and 14% Sauvignon Gris, picked between August 24 and 31. This is nicely done. Tasted three times - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Readers looking for a great white that won't break the bank should check out the 2022 Château Puygueraud Blanc, which is mostly Sauvignon Blanc but includes 14%, Sauvignon Gris. Made in a bright, juicy, racy style, it has attractive citrus and tart pineapple-like aromatics, medium body, a bright spine of acidity, and a kiss of minerality on the finish. It's going to be incredibly versatile on the dinner table.-Jeb Dunnuck