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Château La Commanderie

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2018 Château La Commanderie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

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 Château La Commanderie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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!

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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.

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2015 Château La Commanderie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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

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2014 Château La Commanderie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

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

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2013 Château La Commanderie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2012 Château La Commanderie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

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

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2011 Château La Commanderie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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

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2010 Château La Commanderie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

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

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2009 Château La Commanderie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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2005 Château La Commanderie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2001 Château La Commanderie  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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