2011PuzeletBohommeCot2011 Puzelet-Bonhomme, Cot “KO” In Cot We Trust, Malbec, Loire Valley, Vin de France.
Jean-Marie and Thierry Puzelet, along with Pierre Bohomme are Loire Valley Natural Wine legends, their unique and creative wines are stunning examples of how far this movement has come and show that these wines are not a passing fad, but are serious and beautiful wines, especially wines like this gorgeous 100% Malbec, known as Cot in the Loire Valley. This intriguing and interesting wine feels more like Burgundy than Cahors, and nothing like Bordeaux, it is a totally terroir distinct expression of this grape from vines that have been in the Loire region for three generations of Puzelet’s with Pierre having influence over this project. The KO Cot, In Cot We Trust is a delicate and medium weight red with floral notes and succulent blueberry, plum, mulberry and strawberry fruits along with mineral tones, light earthy/loamy notes, hints of pepper, lavender and crushed rose petal, it gains in texture in the glass and a lift of acidity brings the flavors to life with trust a hint of cedar and whiff of cured meat. This is wonderful stuff from Puzelet-Bohomme, and if you enjoy Vin Naturel, you should search high and low for this wine and others from either Puzelet Clos du Boeuf or Pierre Bohomme, both based in Les Montils in Cheverny, they also have Pinot Noir, Gamay and other fun reds to marvel at. This wine comes in about 12%, no filtering, no new wood and very low sulphur, but is stable, clear and lingering, drink from 2014 to 2018.
($30 Est.) 92+ Points, grapelive

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