Chateau Puy Servain
Marjolaine blanc 2013
Chateau Puy Servain - Marjolaine blanc 2013 (87 tsomw points)
This white wine is a classic blend of Sauvignon and Sémillon matured on wood.
Daniel Hecquet makes wines of the highest quality in the Puy Servain family estate that can easily compete with wines from the neighboring Saint-Émilion!
Graduated from the Bordeaux Institute of Oenology, Daniel Hecquet started his oenologists career at Château d'Yquem where he was impressed by the creativity and the strict demands that were made. For eight years he worked at the oenological laboratory CIVRB (Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de la Région de Bergerac) and he gave oenology lessons in Bordeaux, giving him a solid theoretical background and many companies in the Bergerac use him as a consultant.
Daniel manages the Château Puy Servain family estate located in Montravel, a part of the Bergerac which is actually more of St Émilion's extension. The enthusiastic Daniel was almost on his own responsible for creating an appellation Haut Montravel. The wines are fruity, fresh and pure and of a high drink content. There is also a delicious sweet wine with botrytis. In addition to purity and terroir orientation, something else stands out: Bordeaux quality at Bergerac prices!
In the glass an intense straw yellow color with amber reflections.
The nose is a bit Bordeaux like (only cheaper) with citrus, honey, butter and hints of herbs, cedar and vanilla.
On the palate dry, medium/full-bodied with good balance and lively texture. A round concentrated mouthfeel with enough freshness. Flavours of apricot, citrus, cedar and butter with light peppery but smooth finish.