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2005 – Chateau Puy Arnaud Maureze



Drinkable Value Bordeaux Exists?  Yes!
2005 – Chateau Puy Arnaud Maureze

Tonight I opened one of the best Bordeaux I have ever tasted that cost less than $20.  A really exciting Bordeaux priced under $20 is kind of like the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot, elusive and mythical in existence.  
At $18.98 this 100% Merlot wine came recommended from one of my favorite salesmen at one of my favorite wine shops.  The pedigree on this wine is outstanding.  The bad boy of Bordeaux himself, Jean-Luc Thunevin, personally oversees this production of this wine.  It also comes from an excellent vintage, 2005 was off the charts in quality and to me probably the second best vintage this decade.  To boot the property is owned by the fellow that is the property manager at Dominus in the Napa Valley, which many of you may or may not know, is owned by the famed Christian Moueix’s wine company that also owns of Petrus.  To boot the property is bio-dynamic, which is the equivalent of hyper organic in the wine world.  The grapes are harvested from 30 year old vines and are then aged in 15% new oak barrels, 60% one year, and 25% neutral tank.
Back up the truck and stock up!
Cheers,
Tom 

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