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Château La Confession

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2023
93
Flowers, spice, smoke, black raspberries, licorice, cherries, and plums shoot from the glass. Medium-bodied, silky, fresh, and lifted, the fruits are clean, pure, bright, and sweet. There is length, definition, and complexity. With Thomas Duclos as the new consultant, this is a property to watch. The wine blends 70% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Malbec. 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2027-2045. 92-94 Pts.

Flowers, spice, smoke, black raspberries, licorice, cherries, and plums shoot from the glass. Medium-bodied, silky, fresh, and lifted, the fruits are clean, pure, bright, and sweet. There is length, definition, and complexity. With Thomas Duclos as the new consultant, this is a property to watch. The wine blends 70% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Malbec. 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2027-2045. 92-94 Pts.

472 Views   Tasted
2022
94
Flowers, tobacco leaf, mint, licorice, and red berries open the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, polished, fresh, and energetic. The fruits are clean, pure, and lively, with sweetness, lift, and delicacy, as well as purity in the finish. The wine blends 70% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec. 14.5% ABV, 3.63 pH. Drink from 2025-2045. 93-95 Pts.

Flowers, tobacco leaf, mint, licorice, and red berries open the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, polished, fresh, and energetic. The fruits are clean, pure, and lively, with sweetness, lift, and delicacy, as well as purity in the finish. The wine blends 70% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec. 14.5% ABV, 3.63 pH. Drink from 2025-2045. 93-95 Pts.

1,779 Views   Tasted
2021
92
Espresso, flowers, cherries and smoke are easy to spot in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is round, supple and creamy, with touches of coffee bean, vanilla, spice and sweet red fruits. Drink from 2024-2038.

Espresso, flowers, cherries and smoke are easy to spot in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is round, supple and creamy, with touches of coffee bean, vanilla, spice and sweet red fruits. Drink from 2024-2038.

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Plummy, with chocolate, espresso, black cherries, smoke and flowers in the perfume, the wine is silky, fresh, soft, and sweet, with loads of supple-textured red fruits in the vibrant finish. The wine blends 74% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc. 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2023-2038. 91-93

Plummy, with chocolate, espresso, black cherries, smoke and flowers in the perfume, the wine is silky, fresh, soft, and sweet, with loads of supple-textured red fruits in the vibrant finish. The wine blends 74% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc. 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2023-2038. 91-93

1,327 Views   Tasted
2020
94
Savory plums, crushed rocks, licorice, black cherry, smoke, and, and flowers come through in the nose with little effort. Round, plush, and polished, the finish is focused on its silky textures, sweet red fruits, chocolate, and the array of spices that show up in the mildly chalky endnote. This is already delicious, but it will be even better with a few years of age. Drink from 2024-2045.

Savory plums, crushed rocks, licorice, black cherry, smoke, and, and flowers come through in the nose with little effort. Round, plush, and polished, the finish is focused on its silky textures, sweet red fruits, chocolate, and the array of spices that show up in the mildly chalky endnote. This is already delicious, but it will be even better with a few years of age. Drink from 2024-2045.

1,193 Views   Tasted
Dark in color, the wine shows off its licorice, black cherry, wet earth, flower and spearmint centric nose with little effort. Lush, round and polished, with silky tannins and sweet, ripe, soft, pure fruits, licorice and toasty oak on the palate and in the finish. This will be even better with 5 years of age. 93-95 Pts

Dark in color, the wine shows off its licorice, black cherry, wet earth, flower and spearmint centric nose with little effort. Lush, round and polished, with silky tannins and sweet, ripe, soft, pure fruits, licorice and toasty oak on the palate and in the finish. This will be even better with 5 years of age. 93-95 Pts

2,652 Views   Tasted
2019
93
Flowers, smoke, licorice, espresso and red cherries create the nose and palate. Round, soft, polished and fresh, with freshness, length and loads of sweet fruits on the palate and in the mineralistic finish, you can enjoy with just a few years of bottle age. Drink from 2024-2036.

Flowers, smoke, licorice, espresso and red cherries create the nose and palate. Round, soft, polished and fresh, with freshness, length and loads of sweet fruits on the palate and in the mineralistic finish, you can enjoy with just a few years of bottle age. Drink from 2024-2036.

1,537 Views   Tasted
With good color, the wine opens with a nose filled with smoke, espresso, plum liqueur and raspberries. Medium-bodied, fresh and vibrant, with a finish packed with juicy red fruits and toasty oak, give this some time in the cellar, at least 5 years or more, to get the most of it. 92-94 Pts

With good color, the wine opens with a nose filled with smoke, espresso, plum liqueur and raspberries. Medium-bodied, fresh and vibrant, with a finish packed with juicy red fruits and toasty oak, give this some time in the cellar, at least 5 years or more, to get the most of it. 92-94 Pts

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2018
94
Quite floral in nature, from there you find espresso, smoke, licorice, stone and dark red fruits. Supple, plush and polished with richness to the ripe fruits and crushed stone in the finish, wait a few years and it is really going to show well. The wine was made from a blend of 73% Merlot and 27% Cabernet Franc.

Quite floral in nature, from there you find espresso, smoke, licorice, stone and dark red fruits. Supple, plush and polished with richness to the ripe fruits and crushed stone in the finish, wait a few years and it is really going to show well. The wine was made from a blend of 73% Merlot and 27% Cabernet Franc.

1,252 Views   Tasted
Round and with aromas of just picked fruits, you'll also find flowers, licorice and a touch of smoke. On the palate, the lush cherries feel great with round tannins and supple textures. The wine was made from a blend of 73% Merlot and 27% Cabernet Franc. 92-94 Pts

Round and with aromas of just picked fruits, you'll also find flowers, licorice and a touch of smoke. On the palate, the lush cherries feel great with round tannins and supple textures. The wine was made from a blend of 73% Merlot and 27% Cabernet Franc. 92-94 Pts

2,508 Views   Tasted
2017
92
Licorice, wet earth, espresso bean and dark, smoky cherries are front and center. It is a touch oaky on the mouth but redeemed with loads of ripe, red fruits, licorice and salty tannins. Allow a few years for the oak to further integrate and this beauty will come together nicely. The wine was made from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Due to the frost and a more stringent selection of fruit, close to 70% of the harvest was lost this year.

Licorice, wet earth, espresso bean and dark, smoky cherries are front and center. It is a touch oaky on the mouth but redeemed with loads of ripe, red fruits, licorice and salty tannins. Allow a few years for the oak to further integrate and this beauty will come together nicely. The wine was made from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Due to the frost and a more stringent selection of fruit, close to 70% of the harvest was lost this year.

2,320 Views   Tasted
2016
93
Flowers, licorice, smoke and espresso notes are in the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, lush, sweet, opulently textured and full bodied. The polished tannins, ripe fruits, spice and earth mingle well on your palate. The wine was made with 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc.

Flowers, licorice, smoke and espresso notes are in the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, lush, sweet, opulently textured and full bodied. The polished tannins, ripe fruits, spice and earth mingle well on your palate. The wine was made with 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc.

2,567 Views   Tasted
Espresso, smoke, licorice and ripe black fruits create the nose. The wine is lush, sweet, opulently textured and full bodied. The polished tannins, ripe fruits, spice and earth mingle well on your palate. The wine was made with 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc.

Espresso, smoke, licorice and ripe black fruits create the nose. The wine is lush, sweet, opulently textured and full bodied. The polished tannins, ripe fruits, spice and earth mingle well on your palate. The wine was made with 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc.

2,671 Views   Tasted
2015
93
Wet earth, smoke, espresso, herbs and red berries are perfectly matched with the round, soft textured, sweet, red fruits that hit your palate. Silky, round and polished, give it at least 5 years in the cellar before popping a cork.

Wet earth, smoke, espresso, herbs and red berries are perfectly matched with the round, soft textured, sweet, red fruits that hit your palate. Silky, round and polished, give it at least 5 years in the cellar before popping a cork.

4,538 Views   Tasted
Close to the 2005 in quality, the wine is silky, sensuous and polished, with round tannins and ripe berries. Once the oak further integrates, this will be a beauty!

Close to the 2005 in quality, the wine is silky, sensuous and polished, with round tannins and ripe berries. Once the oak further integrates, this will be a beauty!

3,656 Views   Tasted
Silky, round and polished with a sweetness to the dark red fruits, licorice, espresso and spring flowers, coupled with velvety tannins, this a quite a charmer. 92 - 94 Pts

Silky, round and polished with a sweetness to the dark red fruits, licorice, espresso and spring flowers, coupled with velvety tannins, this a quite a charmer. 92 - 94 Pts

3,480 Views   Tasted
2014
92
Blackberry and vanilla on the nose, supple textures in the mouth with a soft, sweet, fleshy, low acid, licorice and plum finish. Blending 69% Merlot with 31% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.6% ABV. 91-93 Pts

Blackberry and vanilla on the nose, supple textures in the mouth with a soft, sweet, fleshy, low acid, licorice and plum finish. Blending 69% Merlot with 31% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.6% ABV. 91-93 Pts

4,839 Views   Tasted
2013
89
Licorice, cherry griotte and vanilla aromas open to a soft, medium-bodied, red berry-filled wine with a fresh, ready-to-drink character and chalky tannins. From a blend of 62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.65% ABV from yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare. The wine is aging in 60% new oak barrels. 88-91 Pts

Licorice, cherry griotte and vanilla aromas open to a soft, medium-bodied, red berry-filled wine with a fresh, ready-to-drink character and chalky tannins. From a blend of 62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.65% ABV from yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare. The wine is aging in 60% new oak barrels. 88-91 Pts

2,990 Views   Tasted
2012
91
Ruby in color, with licorice, black cherry, earth and herbs on the nose, the wine is supple, lush and forward, with a sweet, cherry core in the finish.

Ruby in color, with licorice, black cherry, earth and herbs on the nose, the wine is supple, lush and forward, with a sweet, cherry core in the finish.

2,430 Views   Tasted
76% Merlot with 24% Cabernet Franc produced a wine packed with jammy plums, earth and spice with and lush textures with a bit of chalk in the finish. 88-91 Pts

76% Merlot with 24% Cabernet Franc produced a wine packed with jammy plums, earth and spice with and lush textures with a bit of chalk in the finish. 88-91 Pts

3,189 Views   Tasted
2011
90
Smooth, soft, forward and approachable, the chocolate and espresso scents pair well the fresh black raspberry fruit. Round in texture and forward, this is going to drink well on release.

Smooth, soft, forward and approachable, the chocolate and espresso scents pair well the fresh black raspberry fruit. Round in texture and forward, this is going to drink well on release.

2,182 Views   Tasted
From 69% Merlot and 31% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers coffee, licorice, cherry and oak. Supple and round, ripe black raspberry, vanilla, licorice and coffee can be found in the finish. 90-91 Pts

From 69% Merlot and 31% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers coffee, licorice, cherry and oak. Supple and round, ripe black raspberry, vanilla, licorice and coffee can be found in the finish. 90-91 Pts

3,135 Views   Tasted
2010
93
Smoke, licorice, chocolate and black cherry notes make up the perfume. On the palate the wine is lush, forward and fleshy, ending with round, polished, sweet black fruits and cocoa.

Smoke, licorice, chocolate and black cherry notes make up the perfume. On the palate the wine is lush, forward and fleshy, ending with round, polished, sweet black fruits and cocoa.

5,648 Views   Tasted
La Confession 71% Merlot and 29% Cabernet Franc form the assemblage that came in at 14.7% ABV that will be aged in 40% cigar shaped barrels. Deep ruby in color, the wine offers oak, blackberry, licorice and stone aromas. Fleshy in texture, this soft, ripe wine is filled with licorice, black cherry, spice and mocha. 91-93 Pts

La Confession 71% Merlot and 29% Cabernet Franc form the assemblage that came in at 14.7% ABV that will be aged in 40% cigar shaped barrels. Deep ruby in color, the wine offers oak, blackberry, licorice and stone aromas. Fleshy in texture, this soft, ripe wine is filled with licorice, black cherry, spice and mocha. 91-93 Pts

7,811 Views   Tasted
2009
92
Showing secondary notes of tobacco, spice, espresso and smoky, red fruits, the wine is round textured, soft and plush. This is a good time to start opening this plummy charmer

Showing secondary notes of tobacco, spice, espresso and smoky, red fruits, the wine is round textured, soft and plush. This is a good time to start opening this plummy charmer

3,003 Views   Tasted
Smoke, coffee, licorice, stone, blackberry and earth, ripe, round, modern in style, this needs a few more years before it’s ready to enjoy.

Smoke, coffee, licorice, stone, blackberry and earth, ripe, round, modern in style, this needs a few more years before it’s ready to enjoy.

6,417 Views   Tasted
2009 La Confession, 68% merlot and 32% cabernet franc, is dense, rich, fat, and mouth filling. The wine finishes with licorice coated plums and blackberries. 91-93 Pts

2009 La Confession, 68% merlot and 32% cabernet franc, is dense, rich, fat, and mouth filling. The wine finishes with licorice coated plums and blackberries. 91-93 Pts

6,204 Views   Tasted
2008
92
Showing secondary notes of tobacco, wet earth, licorice and forest floor on the nose, the wine delivers a sense of minerality along with sweet, ripe, red fruits, soft textures and a touch of oak in the finish. You can drink this now, as it is in its prime-time drinking window.

Showing secondary notes of tobacco, wet earth, licorice and forest floor on the nose, the wine delivers a sense of minerality along with sweet, ripe, red fruits, soft textures and a touch of oak in the finish. You can drink this now, as it is in its prime-time drinking window.

2,573 Views   Tasted
Deep ruby in color, with lightening around the edges, licorice, black cherry, truffle, coffee and smoke aromas are easy to find. Soft, voluptuous textures and a sweet, candied, black cherry and plum liqueur finish distinguish the wine. It should drink well young.

Deep ruby in color, with lightening around the edges, licorice, black cherry, truffle, coffee and smoke aromas are easy to find. Soft, voluptuous textures and a sweet, candied, black cherry and plum liqueur finish distinguish the wine. It should drink well young.

5,014 Views   Tasted
08 Château La Confession could end up being better than their 2005. From limestone, clay, and sandy soils, the large amount of cabernet franc, 34%, with the rest merlot, makes a stylish, rich, complex wine. Licorice, black fruit, minerals, and oak bring on the perfume. Fleshy in the mouth, full bodied and filled with fruit, this complex wine finishes with a big load of ripe, round black fruits. 92-94 Pts

08 Château La Confession could end up being better than their 2005. From limestone, clay, and sandy soils, the large amount of cabernet franc, 34%, with the rest merlot, makes a stylish, rich, complex wine. Licorice, black fruit, minerals, and oak bring on the perfume. Fleshy in the mouth, full bodied and filled with fruit, this complex wine finishes with a big load of ripe, round black fruits. 92-94 Pts

5,669 Views   Tasted
2006
91
Showing a mature color; the wine offers a developed secondary nose, and a medium/full bodied, silky, round, cocoa, licorice and black cherry finish.

Showing a mature color; the wine offers a developed secondary nose, and a medium/full bodied, silky, round, cocoa, licorice and black cherry finish.

3,303 Views   Tasted
2005
92
Truffle, smoke, tobacco, plum, vanilla bean, coffee and wild strawberry on the nose. The wine is soft, round and ready to drink, with a soft, supple textured, fresh, sweet cherry finish. This is ready to drink.

Truffle, smoke, tobacco, plum, vanilla bean, coffee and wild strawberry on the nose. The wine is soft, round and ready to drink, with a soft, supple textured, fresh, sweet cherry finish. This is ready to drink.

4,127 Views   Tasted
This was the first vintage where Jean-Philippe Janoueix warmed the barrels before placing the wine in them, allowing for a more gentle extraction with no shock to the grapes. That technique paid off as this is a stellar bottle of Bordeaux wine. Great color, a rich palate, ample concentration, elegance and complex aromatics make up the recipe for this wine. The wine ends with a long silky, dark berry finish

This was the first vintage where Jean-Philippe Janoueix warmed the barrels before placing the wine in them, allowing for a more gentle extraction with no shock to the grapes. That technique paid off as this is a stellar bottle of Bordeaux wine. Great color, a rich palate, ample concentration, elegance and complex aromatics make up the recipe for this wine. The wine ends with a long silky, dark berry finish

7,019 Views   Tasted
2004
90
Lush, round and packed with sweet, black cherries, truffles, licorice and floral notes, this is ready to drink.

Lush, round and packed with sweet, black cherries, truffles, licorice and floral notes, this is ready to drink.

3,489 Views   Tasted
This offers ripe fruit, freshness and an array of plum, licorice and dark berry flavors. The elegant finish makes this wine a pleasure to drink. I would probably enjoy this on the young side to preserve the freshness.

This offers ripe fruit, freshness and an array of plum, licorice and dark berry flavors. The elegant finish makes this wine a pleasure to drink. I would probably enjoy this on the young side to preserve the freshness.

3,070 Views   Tasted
2003
92
The roasted, smoky flavors, herbs, black fruit, stone are licorice get you wanting to know more about this elegant, round wine that is drinking great today. There is no need to wait to try it, if you own any.

The roasted, smoky flavors, herbs, black fruit, stone are licorice get you wanting to know more about this elegant, round wine that is drinking great today. There is no need to wait to try it, if you own any.

2,226 Views   Tasted
2002
88
Already fully mature, this medium bodied wine lacks the levels of ripeness and depth found in later vintages

Already fully mature, this medium bodied wine lacks the levels of ripeness and depth found in later vintages

2,927 Views   Tasted
2001
89
This is the debut vintage for the new owner, Jean-Philippe Janoueix. Already showing signs of full maturity with developed aromatics. Herbs, spice, earth and red fruit are the characteristics of this wine. This property did not start producing outstanding wines until the sublime 2005. Drink up as it's not going to improve.

This is the debut vintage for the new owner, Jean-Philippe Janoueix. Already showing signs of full maturity with developed aromatics. Herbs, spice, earth and red fruit are the characteristics of this wine. This property did not start producing outstanding wines until the sublime 2005. Drink up as it's not going to improve.

2,926 Views   Tasted