Wine notes: 2005 Soleil, AOC Puisseguin, Bordeaux
- Wine: Soleil, AOC Puisseguin
- Vineyard: Château Soleil
- Year: 2005
- Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
- Appellation: Saint-Emilion
- Region: Bordeaux, France
- Source: K&L Wines (08/2008)
Château Soleil’s vines are mostly located on the clay-limestone plateau just like the best terroirs of Saint-Emilion. The grape varieties are typical for Saint-Emilion, with 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Their wine-making philosophy and practices can be found at their website.
We found it very fruity and rich, almost syrupy or velvety, well rounded with low tannins. We thought that the wine was fruity and rounded enough to be enjoyed on its own.