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Château La Louvière

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2018 Château La Louvière  (Pessac-Léognan) 93

Cigar lovers are going to like this wine with all its tobacco essence but so are wine lovers! The darkest vintage ever from La Louviere, the wine is gorgeous. Rich, opulent, soft and vibrant, the fruit is ripe, sweet and spicy. The volume, depth and length here is something I have never seen here before. I'm loving it! 92-94 Pts

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2018 Château La Louvière Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

Light in color and fruit, the ripe, sweet, yellow citrus is quite juicy but it lacks the length and freshness found in the best vintages.

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2017 Château La Louvière  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

Medium bodied with a tobacco overtones amidst the bright red fruits, this wine is everything you need plus a smoky edge. You should give this a few years in the cellar to soften and develop.

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2017 Château La Louvière Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

Pomelo, green apples, vanilla, yellow citrus and flowers pop right up. Lively acidity gives the sweet, lemon-edged fruits lift and length.

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2016 Château La Louvière  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and vibrant, the wine is elegant, smoky and filled with all the earthy, ripe red cherries and tobacco leaf you need.

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Medium-bodied, elegant, soft and already displaying its nose of cigar wrapper and ripe, fresh, red fruits, the wine offers lift energy and an earthy, cherry filled finish.

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Medium-bodied with a cigar box and smoke note that really adds to the sweet, ripe, cherries. Elegant, fresh and bright, you can age this a few years for more nuance.

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2016 Château La Louvière Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

Ready to go, with its slightly honeyed citrus and floral character, the wine is round, and just a bit lush, leaving you with sweet, citrus and hint of white peach in the finish.

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Forward, fun and fresh, with a lively lemon, grapefruit and floral character that finishes with hints of tart green apple and tangerine.

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An early drinker here, with the right amount of just squeezed lemons, grape fruit, tart green apple and tangerine make this an appealing, summer, white Bordeaux wine.

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2015 Château La Louvière  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh and forward, the distinctive, cherry, earth, incense and smoked, cherry pipe tobacco is out in front. The tannins are soft, the wine is polished and finish is refined. This wine is going to be easy to drink on the early side of its life.

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Medium-bodied and fresh, tobacco and cherry fruits on the nose quickly move to an elegant, cherry, fennel and cigar box character on the palate. This wine is going to be easy to drink on the early side of its life. 88 - 90 Pts

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2015 Château La Louvière Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Here, you find accent of white peach, which add to the grapefruit, lemon zest and orange marmalade. There is a nice, zippy quality to the fruit that is equally fresh and refreshing. This is a nice, finesse styled white Bordeaux wine.

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White peach, orange marmalade and pomelo get your attention rather quickly, but its the zippy, fresh lemon peel notes in the finish that stay with you.

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2014 Château La Louvière  (Pessac-Léognan) 86

Light in color, medium bodied and with a distinctive herbal note that marred the otherwise, fresh, crisp, bright, red berry flavors.

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2014 Château La Louvière Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Much better than the red this year. There is freshness and length, coupled with sweet, ripe, citrus, floral and green melon notes.

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2013 Château La Louvière  (Pessac-Léognan) 84

Light in style with a bright, tart, red berry character that is made for early drinking. The wine was produced from a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot.

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Light in style with an earthy, red cherry-filled personality, the wine feels rustic on the palate with sweet, tart flavors in the finish. 83-85 Pts

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2013 Château La Louvière Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

Fresh, lighter style of dry, white Bordeaux focused on the crisp, yellow fruits and limestone character.

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Medium bodied with orange marmalade and lemon notes, this light style of white Bordeaux wine should be consumed young. 87-88 Pts

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2012 Château La Louvière  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

Medium-bodied with fresh, smoky cherries on the nose and a fresh, cherry finish produced a wine that should be drinkable on release. 88-90 Pts

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2011 Château La Louvière  (Pessac-Léognan) 84

Light, rusitic and lacking depth of flavor, the wine focuses on tart, red berries and herbs. Fans of this style of wine will like it a lot more than I did.

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This elegant, medium-bodied Pessac Leognan with smoke, cassis, plums and fresh cherries will drink well early. 87-89 Pts

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2010 Château La Louvière  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Red berries, earth, tobacco open the nose. Medium bodied, fresh, lively and soft, the wine ends with refined, spicy red fruits.

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2010 La Louviere – Smoke, blackberry and fresh herb aromas pair with round textures that conclude with a licorice, black cherry and earthy wine that should drink well early and offer a lot of bang for the buck. 90-92 Pts

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2009 Château La Louvière  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Soft, elegant, medium-bodied and fully ready to go, the wine provides ample, smoky, red, tobacco drenched red fruits with earthy nuances from start to finish. Drink this over the next decade for maximum pleasure.

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A wine of finesse, and not concentration, the nose grabs you with its smoky, cherry, pipe tobacco and wet earth aromas. Soft, refined and elegant, the finish delivers fresh black cherries. Already drinking well, you can age it, or pop a bottle if you prefer young, fresh fruits.

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2008 Château La Louvière Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 88

Fresh squeezed lemons strained over rocks is the name of the game here, with this vibrant, energetic, Sauvignon Blanc based wine.

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2006 Château La Louvière  (Pessac-Léognan) 88

This medium bodied, smokey, Pessac Leognan wine offers a red fruit and spice characteristics. This light style of wine is probably best enjoyed in its youth.

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2005 Château La Louvière  (Pessac-Léognan) 88

Light in style, better on the nose with its tobacco, dark red berry, earth and herb notes , than on the medium bodied, uncomplicated, red berry dominated palate.

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2004 Château La Louvière  (Pessac-Léognan) 88

Better on the nose, with its smoky, red fruits, earth and spicy aromas, than on the soft, medium bodied, almost light, red berry finish.

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2000 Château La Louvière  (Pessac-Léognan) 88

Fully mature, and more interesting on the nose, with its cigar box, smoke, tobacco and fresh, plum, with cherry aromas. Medium bodied and almost light on the palate, there is no reason to age this for further evolution. Popped and poured.

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1975 Château La Louvière Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 88

The oldest wine I've ever tasted from this estate continues to offer interest, with its slightly honeyed citrus, and stony components. The fruit is taking on a sight petrol character, so I would not continue pressing your luck holding on this, if you have a bottle or two hanging around.

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