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Château Bonalgue

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2023
91
Medium-bodied, fresh, silky, and vibrant, the wine leans to its elegant, fruity side, with soft, refined tannins, and sweet, ripe, dark, cherries, with plums in the finish. Give it a year or two in the cellar, and it will be even better. The wine is made from blending 95% Merlot with 5% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2027-2042. 90-92 Pts.

Medium-bodied, fresh, silky, and vibrant, the wine leans to its elegant, fruity side, with soft, refined tannins, and sweet, ripe, dark, cherries, with plums in the finish. Give it a year or two in the cellar, and it will be even better. The wine is made from blending 95% Merlot with 5% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2027-2042. 90-92 Pts.

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2022
92
The fruits are ripe, lifted, sweet, spicy, and earthy. The mid-palate, and finish is all about its chocolate-coated plums, black cherries, and espresso. Fresh and vibrant, soft and polished, the fruits are lush, long and creamy. The end note delivers touches of salty-chocolate on the backend. The wine is made from blending 92% Merlot with 8% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2042. 91-93 Pts.

The fruits are ripe, lifted, sweet, spicy, and earthy. The mid-palate, and finish is all about its chocolate-coated plums, black cherries, and espresso. Fresh and vibrant, soft and polished, the fruits are lush, long and creamy. The end note delivers touches of salty-chocolate on the backend. The wine is made from blending 92% Merlot with 8% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2042. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
90
Leafy cherries, espresso, chocolate, spice and licorice define the nose. On the palate, the wine is brisk, spicy and a bit oaky, with a dusty, cherry, red plum, and black raspberry dusty finish, topped off with a bit of chocolate. You can enjoy this on release and for at least a dozen years after that. Drink from 2024-2036.

Leafy cherries, espresso, chocolate, spice and licorice define the nose. On the palate, the wine is brisk, spicy and a bit oaky, with a dusty, cherry, red plum, and black raspberry dusty finish, topped off with a bit of chocolate. You can enjoy this on release and for at least a dozen years after that. Drink from 2024-2036.

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Wet earth, coffee, licorice, cocoa and red plums show well in the medium-bodied, round, vibrant, bright, earthy, red cherry finish. It is possible here that with aging, the wine could add more roundness and weight before bottling. You can enjoy this on release. Drink from 2023-2035. 88-90

Wet earth, coffee, licorice, cocoa and red plums show well in the medium-bodied, round, vibrant, bright, earthy, red cherry finish. It is possible here that with aging, the wine could add more roundness and weight before bottling. You can enjoy this on release. Drink from 2023-2035. 88-90

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2020
92
Sporting a new, designer label, the wine sports a bouquet of flowers, black cherries, espresso and spice. Medium-bodied, soft, supple, fresh and energetic, the wine finishes with silky-textured plums, kirsch a touch of chocolate and crushed rocks on the backend. Drink from 2023-2040.

Sporting a new, designer label, the wine sports a bouquet of flowers, black cherries, espresso and spice. Medium-bodied, soft, supple, fresh and energetic, the wine finishes with silky-textured plums, kirsch a touch of chocolate and crushed rocks on the backend. Drink from 2023-2040.

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Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, ripe and already expressing its spicy plum, espresso, earthy, smoke and cocoa-filled nose. Round, polished, and earthy, the red fruits in the finish are ripe, fresh and vibrant. Give the wine 2-4 years of cellaring and it should be a better tasting experience. 90-92 Pts

Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, ripe and already expressing its spicy plum, espresso, earthy, smoke and cocoa-filled nose. Round, polished, and earthy, the red fruits in the finish are ripe, fresh and vibrant. Give the wine 2-4 years of cellaring and it should be a better tasting experience. 90-92 Pts

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2019
90
Floral and plummy, with a fruity character, along with earth, herbs, olives, and a big hit of oak in the medium-bodied finish. Give it a few years in the bottle to gain additional nuances and complexity. 89-91 Pts

Floral and plummy, with a fruity character, along with earth, herbs, olives, and a big hit of oak in the medium-bodied finish. Give it a few years in the bottle to gain additional nuances and complexity. 89-91 Pts

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2018
92
Showing much better in bottle than in barrel, the wine starts off with fresh picked flowers, licorice, smoke and red pit fruits on the nose. Lively, silky and refined, with layers of ripe, sweet, pure red fruits and earth on the palate as well as in the seductive finish.

Showing much better in bottle than in barrel, the wine starts off with fresh picked flowers, licorice, smoke and red pit fruits on the nose. Lively, silky and refined, with layers of ripe, sweet, pure red fruits and earth on the palate as well as in the seductive finish.

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This medium-bodied wine showcases sweet black cherries, silky tannins, licorice and floral notes. The wine is forward, soft and polished and exposes ripe cherries in the finish. 89-91 Pts

This medium-bodied wine showcases sweet black cherries, silky tannins, licorice and floral notes. The wine is forward, soft and polished and exposes ripe cherries in the finish. 89-91 Pts

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2017
89
This medium-bodied wine is softly textured and forward, showing a fresh, sweet, charming, red cherry character. This can be enjoyed close to release.

This medium-bodied wine is softly textured and forward, showing a fresh, sweet, charming, red cherry character. This can be enjoyed close to release.

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2016
90
Medium-bodied with a hint of truffle already coming through, you find flowers, herbs, plum and cherry notes. The finish is quite fresh, with a strong, herbal accent in the end note.

Medium-bodied with a hint of truffle already coming through, you find flowers, herbs, plum and cherry notes. The finish is quite fresh, with a strong, herbal accent in the end note.

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Medium bodied with soft, polished plums, cocoa and cherry, there is freshness and early drinkability with an open, fruity personality.

Medium bodied with soft, polished plums, cocoa and cherry, there is freshness and early drinkability with an open, fruity personality.

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2015
90
With a touch of oak on the nose before you find the earthy, plummy fruits and truffle on the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, soft textured finishes with fresh, spicy, earthy, red fruits..

With a touch of oak on the nose before you find the earthy, plummy fruits and truffle on the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, soft textured finishes with fresh, spicy, earthy, red fruits..

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Medium-bodied in a pleasant, forward, soft, albeit, simple, fresh, spicy, earth and red berry character. 88 - 90 Pts

Medium-bodied in a pleasant, forward, soft, albeit, simple, fresh, spicy, earth and red berry character. 88 - 90 Pts

2,834 Views   Tasted
2014
87
Medium-bodied, plumy, short, sweet and tart with a bright, red berry finish. 86-87 Pts

Medium-bodied, plumy, short, sweet and tart with a bright, red berry finish. 86-87 Pts

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2013
85
Cherry and herbal in nature, this light wine will offer its simple, bright, red berry profile on release. 84-86 Pts

Cherry and herbal in nature, this light wine will offer its simple, bright, red berry profile on release. 84-86 Pts

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2012
87
Tight on the nose, some air should help. The wine is soft, medium bodied, short and sweet.

Tight on the nose, some air should help. The wine is soft, medium bodied, short and sweet.

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Flowers, cocoa and raspberries with medium body and fresh style, the wine ends with a red berry and herb-dominated finish. 86-88 Pts

Flowers, cocoa and raspberries with medium body and fresh style, the wine ends with a red berry and herb-dominated finish. 86-88 Pts

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2011
87
Fully mature, medium-bodied, earthy, plummy, bright, soft-textured wine that is not going to make old bones. Drink up if you have any, as it is already gently declining.

Fully mature, medium-bodied, earthy, plummy, bright, soft-textured wine that is not going to make old bones. Drink up if you have any, as it is already gently declining.

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2010
88
A top value wine from Pomerol that delivers a lot of bang for the buck, with its black cherry, mocha and plummy, round profile. This drinks well young too.

A top value wine from Pomerol that delivers a lot of bang for the buck, with its black cherry, mocha and plummy, round profile. This drinks well young too.

5,269 Views   Tasted
2009
88
Uncomplicated, silky, soft, medium bodied Pomerol dominated by fresh cherries that is made to drink on the young side.

Uncomplicated, silky, soft, medium bodied Pomerol dominated by fresh cherries that is made to drink on the young side.

4,736 Views   Tasted
2008
88
This medium bodied, dark cherry and red plum, earth and thyme filled wine is ready to go.

This medium bodied, dark cherry and red plum, earth and thyme filled wine is ready to go.

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2006
88
Fully mature, medium-bodied, with a nose of wet earth, herbal, cherry and plum notes. The nose is better than the palate which finishes with bright red plums and slightly coarse tannins.

Fully mature, medium-bodied, with a nose of wet earth, herbal, cherry and plum notes. The nose is better than the palate which finishes with bright red plums and slightly coarse tannins.

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2005
87
Red cherries, black raspberry, herbs and wet earth scents open the perfume. Better in the nose than on the palate, the medium bodied, soft wine ends with a dusty, slightly gruff, red plum finish.

Red cherries, black raspberry, herbs and wet earth scents open the perfume. Better in the nose than on the palate, the medium bodied, soft wine ends with a dusty, slightly gruff, red plum finish.

5,355 Views   Tasted