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Château La Commanderie

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2023
90
Espresso, chocolate, licorice, and floral nuances mesh with the medium-bodied, forward, creamy, chocolate-coated, black cherry, licorice, mint, and oak-touched palate. If the oak is eaten by the fruit, this could be quite good. Drink from 2027-2037. 89-91 Pts.

Espresso, chocolate, licorice, and floral nuances mesh with the medium-bodied, forward, creamy, chocolate-coated, black cherry, licorice, mint, and oak-touched palate. If the oak is eaten by the fruit, this could be quite good. Drink from 2027-2037. 89-91 Pts.

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2022
92
Soft, silky, polished, and fresh, the fruits are sweet, creamy and supple. There is length, purity, as well as a nice polish to the tannins, and sweet, ripe fruits on the mid-palate, and in the finish. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts.

Soft, silky, polished, and fresh, the fruits are sweet, creamy and supple. There is length, purity, as well as a nice polish to the tannins, and sweet, ripe fruits on the mid-palate, and in the finish. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
89
Savory red fruits and herbs open the nose. The wine is soft, medium-bodied, and showcases its blend of herbs, tobacco, cedar, mint and bright, red fruits and green olives with ease. You can enjoy this on release. Drink from 2024-2032.

Savory red fruits and herbs open the nose. The wine is soft, medium-bodied, and showcases its blend of herbs, tobacco, cedar, mint and bright, red fruits and green olives with ease. You can enjoy this on release. Drink from 2024-2032.

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Soft, supple, medium-bodied, fresh, bright, crisp and crunchy red fruits with a hint of peppery spice on the backend of the finish. Drink from 2023-2032. 88-90

Soft, supple, medium-bodied, fresh, bright, crisp and crunchy red fruits with a hint of peppery spice on the backend of the finish. Drink from 2023-2032. 88-90

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2020
92
Showing much better in the bottle than it did in barrel, the wine is supple, creamy, fresh and silky with layers of chocolate, cherries, plums, and spices. Medium-bodied, vibrant and elegant, the wine leaves you with more of those gorgeous, supple red cherries that you cannot get enough of. This is already a treat in your glass, but a few more years of aging will add more secondary nuances. Drink from 2023-2040.

Showing much better in the bottle than it did in barrel, the wine is supple, creamy, fresh and silky with layers of chocolate, cherries, plums, and spices. Medium-bodied, vibrant and elegant, the wine leaves you with more of those gorgeous, supple red cherries that you cannot get enough of. This is already a treat in your glass, but a few more years of aging will add more secondary nuances. Drink from 2023-2040.

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2020
91
Medium-bodied, silky, elegant, fresh, forward and already simply delicious in your glass, the wine delivers its sweet, ripe, plums, licorice and cocoa easily. Pop, pour and enjoy this on release without hesitation. Drink from 2023-2036.

Medium-bodied, silky, elegant, fresh, forward and already simply delicious in your glass, the wine delivers its sweet, ripe, plums, licorice and cocoa easily. Pop, pour and enjoy this on release without hesitation. Drink from 2023-2036.

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Medium-bodied, with smoky, licorice, herb, espresso and spice accents on the nose and palate. Soft and sweet, with a beautiful purity and elegance to the kirsch and red plums on your palate, you can drink this on release or give it a few years of age. 90-92 Pts

Medium-bodied, with smoky, licorice, herb, espresso and spice accents on the nose and palate. Soft and sweet, with a beautiful purity and elegance to the kirsch and red plums on your palate, you can drink this on release or give it a few years of age. 90-92 Pts

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2019
91
Roses, tobacco, herbs, forest floor, thyme and cherries permeate the perfume. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, sweet and vibrant with a polished, soft, black cherry and cocoa tinged, savory finish. Give this just a bit of time in the cellar and it will be even better. drink from 2022-2034.

Roses, tobacco, herbs, forest floor, thyme and cherries permeate the perfume. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, sweet and vibrant with a polished, soft, black cherry and cocoa tinged, savory finish. Give this just a bit of time in the cellar and it will be even better. drink from 2022-2034.

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Already open, medium-bodied, soft, sweet and fresh, the tannins are polished and the fruits are ripe, earthy, sweet and lifted. 90-921 Pts

Already open, medium-bodied, soft, sweet and fresh, the tannins are polished and the fruits are ripe, earthy, sweet and lifted. 90-921 Pts

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2018
91
Floral, soft and silky, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, bright and lifted with ample sweet plums, licorice and espresso on the palate and in the finish. You can drink this with pleasure within a year or two of release.

Floral, soft and silky, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, bright and lifted with ample sweet plums, licorice and espresso on the palate and in the finish. You can drink this with pleasure within a year or two of release.

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You can taste the licorice laced plums on the palate and the nose will confirm it. Medium bodied and in an open style, the fruit is ripe, sweet and round. You can drink this with pleasure within a year or two of release. 90-92 Pts

You can taste the licorice laced plums on the palate and the nose will confirm it. Medium bodied and in an open style, the fruit is ripe, sweet and round. You can drink this with pleasure within a year or two of release. 90-92 Pts

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2016
91
Already open, medium bodied, fresh and juicy, the fruit offers lift and sweetness and plenty of juice in the finish. This is clearly the best vintage of La Commanderie ever produced!

Already open, medium bodied, fresh and juicy, the fruit offers lift and sweetness and plenty of juice in the finish. This is clearly the best vintage of La Commanderie ever produced!

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Deeply colored, medium bodied with an earthy, licorice and black cherry character, the wine is fresh, vibrant and will be ready to drink with just a year or two of age.

Deeply colored, medium bodied with an earthy, licorice and black cherry character, the wine is fresh, vibrant and will be ready to drink with just a year or two of age.

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2015
90
Forward, medium bodied and already deceptively ready to drink, the soft textured, red fruits, licorice and floral character stands out. The wine can age for a decade or longer, but it's easy to enjoy this charmer on release.

Forward, medium bodied and already deceptively ready to drink, the soft textured, red fruits, licorice and floral character stands out. The wine can age for a decade or longer, but it's easy to enjoy this charmer on release.

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Medium bodied, forward and already easy to drink, the wine shows its earthy, ripe, red fruits and licorice with ease. The wine is soft textured, forward and already drinkable.

Medium bodied, forward and already easy to drink, the wine shows its earthy, ripe, red fruits and licorice with ease. The wine is soft textured, forward and already drinkable.

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Medium-bodied, forward, fresh and fruity with sweetness in the attack and soft, refined tannins in the finish.

Medium-bodied, forward, fresh and fruity with sweetness in the attack and soft, refined tannins in the finish.

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2014
88
A medium-bodied, soft, black raspberry and herb-filled wine for early drinking. 87-89 Pts

A medium-bodied, soft, black raspberry and herb-filled wine for early drinking. 87-89 Pts

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2013
86
Soft and open in character, the wine is brimming with light red berries, while the finish is all about the bright red fruits and herbs. 85-86 Pts

Soft and open in character, the wine is brimming with light red berries, while the finish is all about the bright red fruits and herbs. 85-86 Pts

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2012
87
Medium bodied, with some greeness to the bright, sweet and tart red fruits. This is going to best enjoyed on the young side.

Medium bodied, with some greeness to the bright, sweet and tart red fruits. This is going to best enjoyed on the young side.

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Chalky, showing a bit too much oak and extraction at this stage, it should improve with age. 84-86 Pts

Chalky, showing a bit too much oak and extraction at this stage, it should improve with age. 84-86 Pts

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2011
85
With its earth, truffle, smoke and cherry aromatics, this is better on the nose than the palate. Light in style, with soft textures, drink this red berry dominated wine on the yoing side.

With its earth, truffle, smoke and cherry aromatics, this is better on the nose than the palate. Light in style, with soft textures, drink this red berry dominated wine on the yoing side.

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Earth, stone, blackberry and raspberry aromas lead to a medium bodied, bright wine with a red berry dominated personality. 86-88 Pts

Earth, stone, blackberry and raspberry aromas lead to a medium bodied, bright wine with a red berry dominated personality. 86-88 Pts

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2010
87
Early drinking, medium bodied, soft, wine with a core of black cherries, licorice and oak.

Early drinking, medium bodied, soft, wine with a core of black cherries, licorice and oak.

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2009
89
Earth, spice and cherries make up the perfume. Soft tannins and round textures are found in the sweet, black cherry and cocoa finish of this crowd pleasing, style of wine that will show best in its youth. This is showing much better than it did when it was tasted in barrel.

Earth, spice and cherries make up the perfume. Soft tannins and round textures are found in the sweet, black cherry and cocoa finish of this crowd pleasing, style of wine that will show best in its youth. This is showing much better than it did when it was tasted in barrel.

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2009 La Commanderie, from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, is an easy drinking style of wine that does not demand time before showing its light, red and dark berry charms.

2009 La Commanderie, from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, is an easy drinking style of wine that does not demand time before showing its light, red and dark berry charms.

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2005
88
Hints of licorice, blackberry, earth and herbs. Medium bodied, soft, but a little short and tart in the developed finish. Drink this over the next few years.

Hints of licorice, blackberry, earth and herbs. Medium bodied, soft, but a little short and tart in the developed finish. Drink this over the next few years.

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2001
85
Light in color, fruit and style, the fruit is already beginning to slowly fade. Fresh, bright, red berries, red plums, earth, tobacco and olive notes are driving this medium bodied wine. Drink up, as it is not going to improve from here.

Light in color, fruit and style, the fruit is already beginning to slowly fade. Fresh, bright, red berries, red plums, earth, tobacco and olive notes are driving this medium bodied wine. Drink up, as it is not going to improve from here.

1,744 Views   Tasted