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Château La Confession

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2018 Château La Confession  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

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

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2017 Château La Confession  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2016 Château La Confession  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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

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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!

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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

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2014 Château La Confession  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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% alcohol. 91-93 Pts

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2013 Château La Confession  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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% alcohol from yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare. The wine is aging in 60% new oak barrels. 88-91 Pts

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2012 Château La Confession  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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

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

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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

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2010 Château La Confession  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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La Confession 71% Merlot and 29% Cabernet Franc form the assemblage that came in at 14.7% alcohol 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

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2009 Château La Confession  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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

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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

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2008 Château La Confession  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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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

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2006 Château La Confession  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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

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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

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2004 Château La Confession  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

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

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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.

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2003 Château La Confession  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2002 Château La Confession  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

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

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

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