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Château La Couspaude

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2023
91
Creamy, dark, round, sweet, and supple, the wine is loaded with dark, black cherries, licorice, chocolate, and espresso. There is ripeness, as well as lift, that once the oak better integrates will be fun to enjoy. Drink from 2027-2038. 90-92 Pts.

Creamy, dark, round, sweet, and supple, the wine is loaded with dark, black cherries, licorice, chocolate, and espresso. There is ripeness, as well as lift, that once the oak better integrates will be fun to enjoy. Drink from 2027-2038. 90-92 Pts.

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2022
92
Dark in color, the wine is loaded with black cherries, espresso, flowers, herbs, licorice, smoke and chocolate. Rich, lush and ripe, with layers of creamy berries and chocolate, this is going to drink well and offer pleasure, close to, or on release. Drink from 2025-2038. 91-93 Pts.

Dark in color, the wine is loaded with black cherries, espresso, flowers, herbs, licorice, smoke and chocolate. Rich, lush and ripe, with layers of creamy berries and chocolate, this is going to drink well and offer pleasure, close to, or on release. Drink from 2025-2038. 91-93 Pts.

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2020
90
Espresso, flowers, licorice, mint, tobacco wrapper, chocolate and ripe cherries are in the nose and in the round lush, sweet, forward palate. You can enjoy this on release. Drink from 2023-2035.

Espresso, flowers, licorice, mint, tobacco wrapper, chocolate and ripe cherries are in the nose and in the round lush, sweet, forward palate. You can enjoy this on release. Drink from 2023-2035.

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Deep and dark in color, the wine exudes licorice, espresso, smoke, tobacco wrapper, chocolate and very ripe black cherries. Round, lush, sweet, and forward, with layers of Morello cherries, plum liqueur and chocolate, this is going to offer pleasure almost on release. 90-92 Pts

Deep and dark in color, the wine exudes licorice, espresso, smoke, tobacco wrapper, chocolate and very ripe black cherries. Round, lush, sweet, and forward, with layers of Morello cherries, plum liqueur and chocolate, this is going to offer pleasure almost on release. 90-92 Pts

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2019
92
Roasted espresso beans, smoke, licorice, chocolate, black cherry and blueberry aromatics create the nose. The wine is lush, rich, round and loaded with dark, ripe, sweet, opulent, fruits, licorice and espresso beans and chocolate on the palate and in the finish. Drink from 2023-2034.

Roasted espresso beans, smoke, licorice, chocolate, black cherry and blueberry aromatics create the nose. The wine is lush, rich, round and loaded with dark, ripe, sweet, opulent, fruits, licorice and espresso beans and chocolate on the palate and in the finish. Drink from 2023-2034.

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Roasted espresso beans, smoke, licorice, campfire embers and red fruits create the nose. On the palate, the wine is fat, round, sweet and juicy, leaving you with espresso and deep red berries in the round finish. 91-93 Pts

Roasted espresso beans, smoke, licorice, campfire embers and red fruits create the nose. On the palate, the wine is fat, round, sweet and juicy, leaving you with espresso and deep red berries in the round finish. 91-93 Pts

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2018
92
Round, fat, fruity, oaky and smoky, with loads of espresso, licorice, chocolate and black cherries. The wine is forward, leaving you with a solid layer of ripe, sweet, black cherries.

Round, fat, fruity, oaky and smoky, with loads of espresso, licorice, chocolate and black cherries. The wine is forward, leaving you with a solid layer of ripe, sweet, black cherries.

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Full-bodied, round, luscious with fat notes of espresso, licorice, smoke, chocolate and roasted red fruits on the nose and on the palate. The wine offers early approachability due to its opulently textured nature. 90-92 Pts

Full-bodied, round, luscious with fat notes of espresso, licorice, smoke, chocolate and roasted red fruits on the nose and on the palate. The wine offers early approachability due to its opulently textured nature. 90-92 Pts

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2017
90
Not for oak averse, the wine moves to its round, sweet, black cherry and licorice core. Forward, with a long, plush finish packed with espresso, cherries, licorice and smoke. This will be nice in its youth so can capture all its ostentatious character.

Not for oak averse, the wine moves to its round, sweet, black cherry and licorice core. Forward, with a long, plush finish packed with espresso, cherries, licorice and smoke. This will be nice in its youth so can capture all its ostentatious character.

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Dark ruby in color with cocoa, licorice, espresso and black raspberry fruits on the nose and on the palate, the wine has flesh, sweetness, round textures and a melange of plums, licorice and coffee in the finish. Incidentally, La Couspaude was the first estate to release their 2017 to the Bordeaux negociants.

Dark ruby in color with cocoa, licorice, espresso and black raspberry fruits on the nose and on the palate, the wine has flesh, sweetness, round textures and a melange of plums, licorice and coffee in the finish. Incidentally, La Couspaude was the first estate to release their 2017 to the Bordeaux negociants.

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2016
91
Dark in color, lavishly oaked, with loads of smoke, licorice, espresso and chocolate covered black cherries, the wine is round, fleshy, forward and already fun to taste.

Dark in color, lavishly oaked, with loads of smoke, licorice, espresso and chocolate covered black cherries, the wine is round, fleshy, forward and already fun to taste.

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Dark in color, dark in fruit, this smoky wine shows coffee bean, licorice, incense and black cherries. Round and fleshy, the finish leaves you with fat, lush, ripe fruits, licorice, chocolate and fresh brewed espresso sensations.

Dark in color, dark in fruit, this smoky wine shows coffee bean, licorice, incense and black cherries. Round and fleshy, the finish leaves you with fat, lush, ripe fruits, licorice, chocolate and fresh brewed espresso sensations.

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2015
91
Fat, rich, ripe, lush, round, forward and ready to go with its licorice, espresso, smoke and inky, black cherry core. Drink it now, or age for a few years.

Fat, rich, ripe, lush, round, forward and ready to go with its licorice, espresso, smoke and inky, black cherry core. Drink it now, or age for a few years.

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Showing smoke, licorice, espresso bean and dark plums, this wine is fat, forward, lush and low in acid, finishing with dense, dark, plump, red and black fruits.

Showing smoke, licorice, espresso bean and dark plums, this wine is fat, forward, lush and low in acid, finishing with dense, dark, plump, red and black fruits.

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2014
90
Forward, and in fact, already approachable, the wine is round, lush and serves up a smoke, licorice, espresso and chocolate nose that blends well with all the ripe, black cherries, found here.

Forward, and in fact, already approachable, the wine is round, lush and serves up a smoke, licorice, espresso and chocolate nose that blends well with all the ripe, black cherries, found here.

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Medium bodied, soft and approachable with a smoky, chocolate covered cherry and fleshy black raspberry note in the finish. 89-91 Pts

Medium bodied, soft and approachable with a smoky, chocolate covered cherry and fleshy black raspberry note in the finish. 89-91 Pts

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2013
88
Round, soft, medium bodied and approachable, the licorice, espresso bean and black raspberry character is a treat. However, the oak in the finish takes a bit away from the fruit in the end note.

Round, soft, medium bodied and approachable, the licorice, espresso bean and black raspberry character is a treat. However, the oak in the finish takes a bit away from the fruit in the end note.

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Garnet in hue, the wine showcases espresso bean, licorice, black cherry and hints of jam in the aromatics. Medium bodied, forward and soft, this easy-drinking wine is infused with cocoa and dark red berries and will be drinkable on release. 88-89 Pts

Garnet in hue, the wine showcases espresso bean, licorice, black cherry and hints of jam in the aromatics. Medium bodied, forward and soft, this easy-drinking wine is infused with cocoa and dark red berries and will be drinkable on release. 88-89 Pts

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2012
90
Espresso bean, kirsch, earth, licorice and spice box notes open the perfume. Soft, smooth and forward, this charmer, with its modern leaning and oaky personality will show well young.

Espresso bean, kirsch, earth, licorice and spice box notes open the perfume. Soft, smooth and forward, this charmer, with its modern leaning and oaky personality will show well young.

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From a blend that resembles the plantings at 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is deep in color. With a nose of coffee bean, licorice, smoke, and jammy blackberries, the wine is lush, fat, forward and filled with coffee and vanilla-tinged, spicy plums. 88-89 Pts

From a blend that resembles the plantings at 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is deep in color. With a nose of coffee bean, licorice, smoke, and jammy blackberries, the wine is lush, fat, forward and filled with coffee and vanilla-tinged, spicy plums. 88-89 Pts

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2011
89
The chocolate mint, black cherry, espresso, licorice nose is fun to get to know. On the palate, the wine is lushly textured, but the dryness in the finish takes away from the wine. You can drink this on release.

The chocolate mint, black cherry, espresso, licorice nose is fun to get to know. On the palate, the wine is lushly textured, but the dryness in the finish takes away from the wine. You can drink this on release.

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This wine is a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The family has changed their barrel program. They recently started aging their own wood in special cooperage for 5 years, with the goal being to reduce the dryness and wood flavor sensations. The wine is deep in color with oak, chocolate, coffee, cherry, truffle and earthy aromas. A forward, low-acidity style of wine, the blend is packed with sweet, ripe black cherry and licorice. 89-91 Pts

This wine is a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The family has changed their barrel program. They recently started aging their own wood in special cooperage for 5 years, with the goal being to reduce the dryness and wood flavor sensations. The wine is deep in color with oak, chocolate, coffee, cherry, truffle and earthy aromas. A forward, low-acidity style of wine, the blend is packed with sweet, ripe black cherry and licorice. 89-91 Pts

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2010
90
Filled with licorice, fresh brewed espresso, vanilla, black cherries and jam, the wine is fat, forward, fleshy, low in acidity and already fun to drink.

Filled with licorice, fresh brewed espresso, vanilla, black cherries and jam, the wine is fat, forward, fleshy, low in acidity and already fun to drink.

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2010 La Couspade Oak, coffee, licorice, smoke, chocolate and jammy berries open to a plush, ripe, round wine that should drink well shortly after release. 89-91 Pts

2010 La Couspade Oak, coffee, licorice, smoke, chocolate and jammy berries open to a plush, ripe, round wine that should drink well shortly after release. 89-91 Pts

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2009
90
Coffee, vanilla, licorice, chocolate covered boysenberry and jammy aromatics are available with little effort. This low acid, plush, Merlot dominated, round wine is already open. This will probably drink best in its first decade of life.

Coffee, vanilla, licorice, chocolate covered boysenberry and jammy aromatics are available with little effort. This low acid, plush, Merlot dominated, round wine is already open. This will probably drink best in its first decade of life.

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2009 Couspade offers licorice, dark berries, smoke, and coffee aromas. Soft and round, this ripe wine with its licorice, cocoa, and black raspberry flavors will drink well early. 88-90 Pts

2009 Couspade offers licorice, dark berries, smoke, and coffee aromas. Soft and round, this ripe wine with its licorice, cocoa, and black raspberry flavors will drink well early. 88-90 Pts

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2008
90
Oak, coca, coffee, black cherry and spice aromas open to a Bordeaux wine with a little too much oak. Supple textures and ripe fruit, make this easy to approach and enjoy. But I'd like to see a little less wood.

Oak, coca, coffee, black cherry and spice aromas open to a Bordeaux wine with a little too much oak. Supple textures and ripe fruit, make this easy to approach and enjoy. But I'd like to see a little less wood.

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08 Château La Couspaude. La Couspaude is one of the first estates you see on your left after you leave the village of St. Emilion. From clay and limestone soils, La Couspade produces a soft, approachable, round style of wine. That the château is now using less new oak, down from 100% to 80%, should help it preserve more fruit and freshness in the wines. Oak, spice, blackberry, and plum notes are easily found in this appealing, medium bodied wine. The wine finishes with chocolate and raspberry flavors. It will offer pleasure early in life. 89-91 Pts

08 Château La Couspaude. La Couspaude is one of the first estates you see on your left after you leave the village of St. Emilion. From clay and limestone soils, La Couspade produces a soft, approachable, round style of wine. That the château is now using less new oak, down from 100% to 80%, should help it preserve more fruit and freshness in the wines. Oak, spice, blackberry, and plum notes are easily found in this appealing, medium bodied wine. The wine finishes with chocolate and raspberry flavors. It will offer pleasure early in life. 89-91 Pts

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2005
90
Plush, opulent, oaky and flashy are the hallmarks of the wine. Not very complicated, but a lot of fun to drink. Enjoy this on the young side.

Plush, opulent, oaky and flashy are the hallmarks of the wine. Not very complicated, but a lot of fun to drink. Enjoy this on the young side.

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1998
89
Oaky notes, along with ripe red and black fruits with herbs are found on the nose. The texture is light and soft. While there is pleasure to be found, there is not a lot of complexity. Owners should plan on drinking this sooner than later

Oaky notes, along with ripe red and black fruits with herbs are found on the nose. The texture is light and soft. While there is pleasure to be found, there is not a lot of complexity. Owners should plan on drinking this sooner than later

4,276 Views   Tasted