Francs-Côtes-de-Bordeaux - Retour des Îles 2018 - Château Le Puy

AOC, Bordeaux, Libournais, Francs-Côtes-de-Bordeaux, Retour des Iles, vintage 2018, Château le Puy

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Tasting notes for the Retour des Îles 2018 - Château Le Puy

  • EYE: This wine boasts a deep ruby brilliance, revealing a promising density. Its crystalline clarity suggests meticulous vinification, while purple nuances with carmine reflections testify to its dynamic youth.
  • NOSE: The aromatic bouquet unfolds with harmonious richness. Aromas of ripe red fruits, such as cherry and raspberry, subtly intertwine with spicy notes of black pepper. The barrel aging unveils itself with elegance, imparting light touches of vanilla and cedar.
  • MOUTH: Silky texture. The tannins, assertive yet velvety, elegantly caress the palate. Persistent flavors of red fruits are enhanced by nuances of tobacco and licorice. Balanced acidity brings a refreshing touch, leading to a long and harmonious finish.


In short: The Retour des Îles 2018 from Château Le Puy is at its peak right now but can still gracefully age for 8 to 12 years. It pairs exceptionally well with a fillet of venison, confit lamb, wild mushroom risotto, or a selection of aged cheeses.

Other appellations from this estate: Émilien, Barthélémy, Retour des Îles, Blaise-Albert, Marie-Cécile, Marie-Élisa, Rose-Marie...

Product Details

Data sheet

75 cl
Red Wine
Grape Variety
Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet franc
% vol.
14 %
Bordeaux, Libournais
Château Le Puy
Serving T°
Retour des Iles
Production method
Producer: Château Le Puy
Château Le Puy

Bordeaux Wine since 1610


The Domaine Le Puy is a vineyard located in Saint-Cibard, in the Bordeaux region, overlooking the municipalities of Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. With a history dating back over 400 years, the estate was acquired by the Amoreau family in 1610 and has been passed down through generations ever since. The family plays a crucial role in preserving the winemaking tradition and the history of the estate.

Renowned for its lasting commitment to biodynamic viticulture since the 17th century, the Domaine Le Puy's winemakers adhere to environmentally friendly farming practices in harmony with natural cycles, avoiding the use of synthetic chemicals and intervening as less as possible during the vinification process. Biodiversity and soil health are also of paramount importance here. The Domaine Le Puy has been certified by Nature & Progrès since 1964, followed by Ecocert and Demeter in the early 1990s.

Producing a range of high-quality wines, including the famous cuvée Émilien featured in the 2023 hit TV series "Drops of God", the estate utilizes grape varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Carménère. Described as expressive of the terroir, balanced, and elegant, the wines reflect the estate's commitment to prioritizing quality over quantity. The yield is carefully controlled to ensure the highest quality grapes, contributing to the production of exceptional wines.

Discover the wines from Château Le Puy.

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