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Château Destieux

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2020 Château Destieux  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Wet earth, licorice, smoke, espresso and dark red berries create the core of the character here. On the palate, the wine is lush, rich, fleshy sweet, round and opulent. Full-bodied, forward, hedonistic and packed with fruit and toasty oak, this will need some time to come together and integrate before it's at its best.. 91-93 Pts

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2019 Château Destieux  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Black cherry, espresso and coffee bean are front and center here. The round, ripe, full-bodied, plush, juicy wine comes with intensity, and more than enough volume and energetic lift to deliver its dark plum, spice, smoke, licorice and dark cherry finish with ease. The wine is a blend of 66% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 17% Cabernet Sauvignon. 92-94 Pts

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2018 Château Destieux  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Espresso, smoke, licorice, toast and plums are what you initially notice. Modern in style, with round, fat textures, the wine is lush, shows good fruit and intensity, but it needs time for the oak to better integrate. 90 Points

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Round, forward and oaky with an assertive smoke, espresso and licorice accent, the wine is ripe, sweet and in a modernist style that will appeal to some more than others. You can drink this on release or age it for 4-5 years. 88-90 Pts

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2017 Château Destieux  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

With just the right amount of licorice, ripe multicolored fruits and espresso beans to round things out, the wine is sweet and polished with salty tannins and a round textured finish. Give this just a few years and it will show even better 90 Points

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2016 Château Destieux  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Truffle, licorice, smoke, espresso and cherries open the medium-bodied wine. Round and soft on the palate the fruit ripe and sweet. It is a good wine, but not for the oak averse. 90 Points

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Medium bodied with sweet black raspberry, vanilla, licorice and espresso, this wine is forward and fun with a crowd-pleasing style. 90 Points

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2015 Château Destieux  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Licorice, juicy, sweet, black fruits and salty, polished tannins give this wine freshness and sweet, ripe fruits from start to finish. 90 Points

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2014 Château Destieux  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Medium bodied with a clear blast of black raspberry, vanilla, licorice and espresso beans, this wine has an open, forward and approachable style. 88-90 Pts

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2012 Château Destieux  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Medium bodied, light in color, soft textured red plums and cherries in the short finish. 88 Points

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Light cherry tones, medium body and a soft, ready-to-drink red berry finish. 86-88 Pts

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2011 Château Destieux  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

Short, medium bodied, bright and filled with red fruits and new oak, drink this on the young side. 87 Points

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2010 Château Destieux  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Open, forward and round in texture, the wine is filled with licorice, espresso beans, ripe black cherries and earth. 90 Points

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2009 Château Destieux  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Licorice, black plums, blueberry, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and smokey notes create the perfume, Full bodied, rich, round and packed with layers of sensuous, ripe, sweet, dark berries, cherry and cocoa, this is the best wine I have tasted from Chateau Destieux. 91 Points

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2008 Château Destieux  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Medium bodied and ready to go, the earthy cherry, red plum, thyme, forest leaf and tobacco notes shine through the nose and carry through to the round, fresh, palate. The wine was made from a blend of 66% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 17% Cabernet Sauvignon. 90 Points

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2006 Château Destieux  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

From an assemblage of 66% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers red and black fruit, stone, earth and coffee scents. Medium/full bodied, soft in texture, the wine ends with black raspberry and licorice notes. 89 Points

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2005 Château Destieux  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Licorice, blackberry espresso, smoke and boysenberry aromas lead to a powerful, sweet, round textured St. Emilion that will be drinking great with another 2 - 5 years of bottle age. 91 Points

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2003 Château Destieux  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Opulent, round, ripe fruits, licorice, dark cocoa, black cherry liqueur and fig notes are all over the place, on your palate and in the perfume. This is drinking about as well as it's going to get. 91 Points

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2001 Château Destieux  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Short and sweet, easy to drink, with its soft, open, medium bodied, cherry, licorice, earth and smoky character, this requires drinking over the near term. 89 Points

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2000 Château Destieux  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Fully mature, round and fleshy in texture, with licorice, truffle, earth, black cherries, mocha and espresso to create its character. Easy to drink, no decanting required. 90 Points

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1998 Château Destieux  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Fully mature, medium bodied and showing just as much, earthy, dark red fruits as it does thyme, tobacco and espresso, the wine is soft and easy to drink. If you have a bottle hanging around, pop a cork as it is only going to drop fruit from here. 88 Points

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