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Château Balestard La Tonnelle

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2020 Château Balestard La Tonnelle  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

With a strong touch of oak right out of the gate, the deeply colored wine also brings you incense, spice box, licorice and black with blue fruit. Forward, lush and round, the finish is all luscious red berries and espresso notes. 90-92 Pts

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2019 Château Balestard La Tonnelle  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Medium-bodied, fresh, bright and chewy, with ripe red berries and cocoa from start to finish, the wine leaves you with lift and freshness along with more red fruits and a hit of cocoa in the finish. 90-92 Pts

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2018 Château Balestard La Tonnelle  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Medium-bodied, soft, sweet and silky with licorice, spice, espresso and earthy accents. The polished, red fruit and stone finish seals the deal. 92 Points

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Medium-bodied, soft and polished with freshness, silky tannins, sweet plums, ripe cherries, licorice and earth in the supple, polished finish. 91-93 Pts

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2017 Château Balestard La Tonnelle  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Bright, fresh, soft, forward, medium-bodied, fruity, plum and dark cherry centered wine with chocolate dusted, licorice accents in the finish. 91 Points

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2016 Château Balestard La Tonnelle  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Fresh herbs, thyme, licorice and red plums work together in this medium-bodied, easy to like wine. Soft, fresh and juicy, this is quite already quite charming. 90 Points

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Medium bodied with polished soft fruits, hints of licorice, thyme, herbs and cherries, the wine leaves you with an earthy finish. 90 Points

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2015 Château Balestard La Tonnelle  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Medium-bodied, soft, sweet and fresh, the silky, polished, spicy. red fruit oriented wine sticks with you from the nose to the finesse driven finish. 91 Points

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Medium-bodied and softly-textured, this wine displays a wealth of ripe, dark, red fruits, plum and thyme with juicy black cherries in the finish. 90 Points

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2014 Château Balestard La Tonnelle  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Soft, medium bodied, approachable, silky and offering fresh, red fruits and licorice from start to finish. 88-90 Pts

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2013 Château Balestard La Tonnelle  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

With licorice, black cherry and cocoa, this soft, early-drinking, medium-bodied wine has minerality and an open red berry finish. 88-90 Pts

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2012 Château Balestard La Tonnelle  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Oak, licorice, caramel with round and soft black raspberries and chocolate-covered cherries. 90-92 Pts

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2011 Château Balestard La Tonnelle  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Coffee, stone, ripe red berries, polished textures and soft red cherry are found in this supple wine. 90-91 Pts

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2010 Château Balestard La Tonnelle  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

2010 Balestard La Tonnelle is filled with licorice, fresh berries and minerality. 87-89 Pts

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2009 Château Balestard La Tonnelle  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Dried cherries, espresso beans and earthy scents, medium bodied, finishing with sweet and tart, dark red berries. 88 Points

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2005 Château Balestard La Tonnelle  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Fully developed, medium-bodied, fresh, bright, earthy, round and soft with sweet, juicy plums, smoke, licorice and earthy nuances. 89 Points

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2000 Château Balestard La Tonnelle  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Fully mature, this is probably going to fade from here, so if you want to catch the licorice stained, cherries, juicy plums, thyme and round textured, sweet, fruit, filled finish, if you have a bottle, pop a cork sooner than later. 90 Points

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