Kent’s Pick: 2015 Château Puygueraud, $21.00

The 2015 vintage was another great one in Bordeaux, especially on the right bank of the Gironde River where this Chateau is located. I figured, why not pick up a bottle and see what all the hype is about. Right bank wines are typically Merlot dominant, and this one fits that profile, being comprised of 80 percent Merlot, 15 percent Cabernet Franc, and 5 percent Malbec. The wine was aged in neutral oak for between 12 to 16 months. On the nose it shows ripe fruit aromas of plum, blackberry, graphite and leather. In the mouth, it is supple and round with fine grained tannins, showing plum, earth, and currant, backed by a savory note on the finish. This wine is very approachable now and should drink well over the next 3 to 5 years.