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Château La Couspaude

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

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 Château La Couspaude  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

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 Château La Couspaude  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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

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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.

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2014 Château La Couspaude  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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

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2013 Château La Couspaude  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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1998 Château La Couspaude  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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