Chateau Puech Haut

One only needs to glance briefly through the notes of Jancis Robinson, Robert Parker, Andrew Jefford and David Schildknecht (among many others) to discover their love affair with the Languedoc. And by that, we mean head-over-heels, butterflies-in-the-stomach kind of love. We have had affection for the region since the humble beginnings of European Cellars when our motto was "unknown...and unsold" – an affection that remains as exciting to us today as it did 25 years ago.

Château Puech-Haut has been on the critic's radar for some time – which makes sense since the property has employed Michel Rolland, Claude Gros and now Philippe Cambie as consulting enologist. Visionary owner Gérard Bru spares no expense in his quest for excellence. Located quite close to Pic Saint-Loup, in Saint-Drézéry, Puech-Haut is near the far western border of the Rhône valley and benefits from both its proximity to the Mediterranean and the rugged, mountainous interior of France. There are slightly over 50 hectares planted with Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Carignan, Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Carignan Blanc. The wines from Puech-Haut are rich and lush but also show the earthy and mineral character of the rocky clay-limestone soils of the region.

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Chateau Puech Haut Tete De Belier Rose 2017
92  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 92"The 2017 Tête de Bélier Rosé is a richer, fuller effort made from 90% Mourvèdre and 10% Grenache. Spice, dried flowers, cherries, framboise and dried strawberry notes all flower to a layered, ripe, yet vibrant rosé that's a class act."
Item Number: 28548
Bottle:$26.95
Case: $161.70
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Chateau Puech Haut 'Prestige' Rose 2017
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91  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 91 "The 2017 Prestige Rosé is another beautiful rosé from this estate. Spice, underbrush, cherries, citrus blossom and beautiful minerality all emerge from the glass and it’s rich, yet also fresh and crisp. It's a food rosé to drink over the coming year. It’s a blend of 60/40 Grenache
Item Number: 27757
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Chateau Puech-Haut 'Prestige' Rouge 2014
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "A terrific value, the 2014 Languedoc Cuvee Prestige checks in as a blend of 55% Grenache and 45% Syrah that’s brought up all in tank. It has tons of Mediterranean character in its sweet dark fruits, lavender, damp earth and peppery herb-laced bouquet. This gives way to a
Item Number: 25547
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Chateau Puech Haut 'Prestige' Rose 2016
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"Beautiful as always, the 2016 Saint Drezery Prestige Rose offers clean, crisp notes of white peach, strawberries and hints of flowers. It’s a terrific, medium-bodied, elegant beauty to buy by the case." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

Chateau Puech-Haut 'Bosc Negre' 2011
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "Looking at their Mourvedre-dominated cuvee (roughly 80% Mourvedre and 20% Grenache with the Mourvedre aged in new barrels and the Grenache in tank), the 2011 Coteaux du Languedoc Saint Drezery Bosc Negre (which translates to "Black Wood" and named after the woods located near the

Chateau Puech Haut la Closerie du Pic 2014
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92-94 "Still not yet bottled (I tasted it from barrel last year as well), the 2014 Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Closerie du Pic is a blend of mostly Syrah and Mourvèdre, with a splash of Grenache. It got a big “wow” in my notes and has fabulous, fresh, lively notes of dark fruits, crushed

Chateau Puech Haut Tete De Belier Rose 2015
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-93 "My favorite of the Rosés is the 100% Mourvèdre 2015 Languedoc Saint Drezery Tete de Belier Rose. It’s vibrant pink/orange color is followed by fabulous notes of raspberries, peach pit and citrus that are carried by vibrant acidity, plenty of texture and a clean, refreshing

Chateau Puech Haut Prestige Rose 2015 1.5L
"Lovely pale color, complex and flattering citrus fruits, exotic and white fruit nose. Greedy and thirst-quenching mouth. A pleasure wine for your moments of conviviality." - Winery Notes  brilliant color tinting lychee. The nose is elegant, fine, very expressive. It offers aromas of red fruits

Chateau Puech Haut 'Prestige' Rose 2015
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-92 "The entry-level Rosé is the 2015 Languedoc Cuvee Prestige Rose, and it continues to be a sensational value. Made from 60% Grenache and 40% Cinsault, it’s light pink color is followed by perfumed notes of strawberries, orange blossom and spring flowers. Juicy, clean and

Chateau Puech-Haut 'Prestige' Rouge 2013
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2013 Coteaux du Languedoc Prestige (which was already in bottle at the time of this tasting) is a blend of 55% Grenache and 45% Syrah aged all in concrete tank. Fresh, elegant and thrillingly pure, with first rate aromas of blackberry, fresh plum, licorice and ground herbs, it

Chateau Puech-Haut 'Prestige' Blanc 2013
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-94 "Looking first at his whites from barrel, the 2013 Coteaux du Languedoc Saint Drezery Prestige Blanc is an awesome blend (especially when you consider that there are over 4,000 cases produced) of Roussanne and Marsanne that offers a full-flavored profile with notions of brioche,

Chateau Puech Haut Tete De Belier Rose 2014
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "Coming all from Mourvedre, and one of the best roses out there, the 2014 Languedoc Saint Drezery Tete de Belier Rose sports a light pink color to go with terrific notes of peach, strawberry and orange blossom. Medium-bodied, layered and elegant, with a full-mid-palate, integrated

Chateau Puech Haut Prestige Rose 2014 1.5L
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Next up, the 2014 Cuvee Prestige Rose is another stunner that readers need to purchase by the case. Loaded with juicy watermelon, citrus and tangerine notes, it's medium-bodied, pure, supple and refreshing. It's a no brainer that will dish out loads of pleasure over the coming

Chateau Puech Haut 'Prestige' Rose 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Next up, the 2014 Cuvee Prestige Rose is another stunner that readers need to purchase by the case. Loaded with juicy watermelon, citrus and tangerine notes, it's medium-bodied, pure, supple and refreshing. It's a no brainer that will dish out loads of pleasure over the coming

Chateau Puech-Haut 'Prestige' Rouge 2012
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91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91 "The inexpensive 2012 Prestige Coteaux du Languedoc is a blend of 55% Grenache (60-75-year-old vines) and 45% Syrah (40-year-old vines) aged 12 months in concrete. It is a disarmingly juicy, complex, full-bodied, dark ruby/purple-colored effort displaying a sweet kiss of lavender,

Chateau Puech Haut la Closerie du Pic 2013
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95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93-95 "Still not in bottle (it will be in bottle by the time you read this), the 2013 Coteaux du Languedoc la Closerie du Pic is an incredible looking barrel sample that's made from equal parts Syrah and Grenache, with the Syrah aged in barrel (some new) and the Grenache in concrete

Chateau Puech Haut Tete De Belier Rose 2013
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "Moving to the roses, I reviewed their 2013 Prestige Rose earlier this year, and it remains a year-in, year-out purchase that shouldn-t be missed (see my "New Releases by Eric Solomon" in Issue 211 for this review). Looking at their top rose, which is based mostly on Mourvedre

Chateau Puech Haut 'Prestige' Rose 2013
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "A fabulous rose that’s perfect for hot summer day quaffing (I know, as I go through more than a case every year), the 2013 Coteaux du Languedoc Prestige Rose is a direct press of 70% Grenache and 30% Cinsault aged all in stainless steel vats. Very light pink in color, it gives up

Chateau Puech Haut Cuvee 'Prestige' Rouge 2011
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93  Rhone Report 
Rhone Report 93 "Up there with the 2010, the 2011 Château Puech-Haut Coteaux du Languedoc Saint-Drézéry Cuvée Prestige is an incredible effort. A blend of 55% Grenache and 45% Syrah that’s aged all in concrete tank, it is a flamboyant, decadent 2011 that gives up copious black cherry and pit styled

Chateau Puech Haut Prestige Rose 2012
"Ageing in stainless steel vats. Practicing biodynamic. This wine comes from vines 30-60 years old, and planted on a clay calcareous soil. The Prestige Rosè is finished in a unique opaque bottle with an all glass closure." ~ Winery notes

Chateau Puech-Haut 'Bosc Negre' 2009
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96  Rhone Report 
Rhone Report 96+ "Deeper in color and much more dense, reserved, and even backwards, the 2009 Bosc Negre is a slightly longer term prospect and is a blend of 80% Mourvèdre and 20% Grenache that had the Mourvèdre aged all in new barrel and the Grenache in tank. Meaning “black woods” and named after

Chateau Puech-Haut 'Prestige' Rose 2011
90  International Wine Report 
Rhone Report 90 "A beautiful, very Provencal Rose thats an even split of Grenache and Cinsault, the 2011 Cuvee Prestige Rose is incredibly light in color, with only hints of pink and salmon showing. Nevertheless, its certainly not light on flavor and possesses loads of sweet red cherries, red

Chateau Puech Haut Cuvee 'Prestige' Rouge 2010
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94  Rhone Report 
Rhone Report 94 "Even better than the brilliant '09, with more elegance and freshness, the 2010 Chateau Puech-Haut Coteaux du Languedoc Saint-Drezery Cuvee Prestige is a custom cuvee made by Philippe Cambie and Eric Solomon. An absurd value and a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, and