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Château Alcée

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2018 Château Alcée  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 91

Fruity, ripe, round and forward, the wine is loaded with sweet, black cherry, cocoa, licorice and espresso. You can enjoy this on release for all its ripe, juicy, round fruit. Produced from 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. 90-92 Pts

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2017 Château Alcée  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 90

Produced from 100% Merlot, the wine is sweet, juicy and already open. If you like the idea of licorice and ripe cherries with silky tannins and lift -- then you came to the right place. Drink this on release for sure.

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2016 Château Alcée  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 91

Ripe, fleshy, sweet, and packed with juicy plums, black cherries, dark cocoa and licorice, this blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc hits the spot from start to finish.

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With a strong earthy note kicking things off, the wine is round and forward with sweetness, ripe fruits, soft tannins and juicy plums with licorice in the finish. The wine was made from 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc.

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2015 Château Alcée  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 90

Ripe and soft, soft and sweet, the wine offers sweet cherry, licorice and earthy notes. Medium/full bodied with a bright red berry character in the finish.

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Forward, soft and plummy, with an open, sweet fresh, bright red berry character, the wine has a nice spicy finish.

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2014 Château Alcée  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 88

A medium bodied effort, with soft, textured, cherry and red plum notes, sweet tannins and an open, easy to like finish with a bit of spice in the end note. You can drink this on release, as it's already showing well.

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Dominated by 95% Merlot, with just 5% Cabernet Franc in the blend, the wine is sweet, medium bodied, fruity and forward and should be best in its youth. 86-88 Pts

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2012 Château Alcée  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 88

Medium bodied, sweet and tart, black cherry, licorice and spice filled wine that displays a nice stone element in the smooth finish.

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The second vintage for Nicolas Thienpont was made from 95% Merlot and 5% Caberent Franc, the wine is a step up after the debut vintage. Licorice and dark berries provide a sweet, fleshy, jammy wine with freshness and minerality. 88-90 Pts

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2011 Château Alcée  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 87

Medium bodied, with bright red fruits, coffee bean, earth and stone notes deliver a wine that will be best on the young side. 87 Pts

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The debut vintage for this new Cotes de Castillon wine owned by Nicolas Thienpont. Produced from old vines that are on average, more than 50 years of age, the terroir is clay and limestone, similar to what you might find in St. Emilion. The vineyard is tiny. It's only a 2 hectare parcel. The wine is a blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Rich, supple-textured and silky on the palate, there is good sweetness, minerality and intensity to the wine. 89-91 Pts

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