Search Wine Tasting Notes

For a better Search Result, use the Advanced Wine Search. Else, enter the wine name and the vintage if desired, or the region for tasting notes. If you don’t get the result you’re seeking, either we do not have tasting notes on the wine or for that exact year. To help your search results, broaden your search to just the wine name and check for spelling errors. You can sort your results by ratings, vintage or alphabetically.

Château Alcée

8 notes Sort by: Vintage - Name - Rating

2020 Château Alcée  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 93

Dark in color, this hedonistic treat is loaded with all the ripe sweet plums, licorice, crushed rocks, wet earth, spice and cherries you could ask for. Richly textured, lush, silky, velvety, medium-bodied and fresh, with a long, intense finish that just keeps on going with notes of spice, black plums, dark cocoa and herbs. If you are not familiar with this beauty, you should be, because this stunner sells for a song for a wine of its quality. This should drink well with just a year or two of aging (If you can wait that long) and offer pleasure for at least another 12 years after that. 92-94 Pts

1,059 Views   Tasted
2018 Château Alcée  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 92

The cornucopia of red and black fruits comes with underbrush, licorice, espresso and black with red cherries, Medium/full-bodied, fresh, supple and long, this is already showing well now and will get better with a bit more aging. Produced from 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. 92 Points

859 Views   Tasted

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

2,044 Views   Tasted
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. 90 Points

1,452 Views   Tasted
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. 91 Points

3,458 Views   Tasted

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. 89 Points

2,259 Views   Tasted
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. 90 Points

1,488 Views   Tasted

Forward, soft and plummy, with an open, sweet fresh, bright red berry character, the wine has a nice spicy finish. 88 Points

1,197 Views   Tasted
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. 88 Points

1,203 Views   Tasted

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

1,427 Views   Tasted
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. 88 Points

2,459 Views   Tasted

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

1,403 Views   Tasted
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

1,500 Views   Tasted

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

1,451 Views   Tasted