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Château La Prade

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2023
92
Medium-bodied, forward, with sweetness, and firmness, freshness, ripe, crisp, chewy, rustic, sweet, dark cherries, raspberries, and plums with licorice, florals, spice, and a touch of marine influences on the palate, as well as in the finish. You can enjoy this on release, or age it for at least a decade or more. Made from 79% Merlot, with 21% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2033. 91-93 Pts.

Medium-bodied, forward, with sweetness, and firmness, freshness, ripe, crisp, chewy, rustic, sweet, dark cherries, raspberries, and plums with licorice, florals, spice, and a touch of marine influences on the palate, as well as in the finish. You can enjoy this on release, or age it for at least a decade or more. Made from 79% Merlot, with 21% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2033. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
92
Flowers with an ocean breeze open the nose before you find the black raspberries and a touch of spice in the perfume. Medium-bodied, sweet, fresh, and fruity, with fresh black plums, black raspberries, licorice, and cherries from start to finish. With all this fruit, you can enjoy this on release. Made from 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2036. 91-93 Pts.

Flowers with an ocean breeze open the nose before you find the black raspberries and a touch of spice in the perfume. Medium-bodied, sweet, fresh, and fruity, with fresh black plums, black raspberries, licorice, and cherries from start to finish. With all this fruit, you can enjoy this on release. Made from 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2036. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
91
Flowers, tobacco leaf, plums and a dash of cocoa fill in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is soft, sweet, fruity, leafy and fresh. Medium-bodied with touches of chocolate and plums in the savory finish, there is a chalky, salty sensation that kicks in at the end of the finish that is quite nice. You can enjoy this with pleasure on release. Drink from 2024-2035.

Flowers, tobacco leaf, plums and a dash of cocoa fill in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is soft, sweet, fruity, leafy and fresh. Medium-bodied with touches of chocolate and plums in the savory finish, there is a chalky, salty sensation that kicks in at the end of the finish that is quite nice. You can enjoy this with pleasure on release. Drink from 2024-2035.

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Black cherries, espresso, dark chocolate, and wet earth already show in the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, sweet, fruity, leafy and fresh. Medium-bodied with touches of chocolate and plums in the savory finish, you can enjoy this on release. Made from 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, drink from 2023-2032. 89-91

Black cherries, espresso, dark chocolate, and wet earth already show in the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, sweet, fruity, leafy and fresh. Medium-bodied with touches of chocolate and plums in the savory finish, you can enjoy this on release. Made from 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, drink from 2023-2032. 89-91

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2019
92
Peppery red fruits, truffles, flowers, cocoa and red berries create the nose. On the palate, the wine is round, rich, full and fleshy with a wealth of ripe, sweet red fruits and dark chocolate with a touch of spice in the finish. If you are seeking value Bordeaux and you're not familiar with La Prade -- get to know this wine, which is made from 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc.

Peppery red fruits, truffles, flowers, cocoa and red berries create the nose. On the palate, the wine is round, rich, full and fleshy with a wealth of ripe, sweet red fruits and dark chocolate with a touch of spice in the finish. If you are seeking value Bordeaux and you're not familiar with La Prade -- get to know this wine, which is made from 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc.

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2018
91
A big juicy blast of fresh ripe fruits, rocks and stones comes in every sip. If you are seeking value Bordeaux and you're not familiar with La Prade -- get to know this wine, which is made from 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. 90-92 Pts

A big juicy blast of fresh ripe fruits, rocks and stones comes in every sip. If you are seeking value Bordeaux and you're not familiar with La Prade -- get to know this wine, which is made from 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. 90-92 Pts

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2018
93
Cocoa, black raspberries, truffle, herbs and dusty red berries are found on the nose and palate. Soft and stony, with a strong mineral essence, this needs just a couple of years before it is ready to unfurl. If you are seeking value Bordeaux and you're not familiar with La Prade -- get to know this wine, which is made from 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc.

Cocoa, black raspberries, truffle, herbs and dusty red berries are found on the nose and palate. Soft and stony, with a strong mineral essence, this needs just a couple of years before it is ready to unfurl. If you are seeking value Bordeaux and you're not familiar with La Prade -- get to know this wine, which is made from 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc.

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2017
90
Fresh with polished tannins and a sweet, fruity quality in the round finish, this wine will be delicious for at least a decade or longer. If you are seeking value Bordeaux and you\'re not familiar with La Prade -- get to know this wine, which is made from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Sadly, due to the frost, there is 50% less of the normal volume produced here this year.

Fresh with polished tannins and a sweet, fruity quality in the round finish, this wine will be delicious for at least a decade or longer. If you are seeking value Bordeaux and you\'re not familiar with La Prade -- get to know this wine, which is made from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Sadly, due to the frost, there is 50% less of the normal volume produced here this year.

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2016
90
Darker in hue than usual, the wine offers dark earthy, red fruits, soft and polished tannins with fresh, sweet, juicy fruits that offer volume, freshness and pleasure. The blend comes from , Made from 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. This is a step up for one of the best value wines in Bordeaux.

Darker in hue than usual, the wine offers dark earthy, red fruits, soft and polished tannins with fresh, sweet, juicy fruits that offer volume, freshness and pleasure. The blend comes from , Made from 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. This is a step up for one of the best value wines in Bordeaux.

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2015
90
Earthy, with forest floor, tobacco, underbrush and dark, red fruits, the wine has length and the ability to soft and evolve with age.

Earthy, with forest floor, tobacco, underbrush and dark, red fruits, the wine has length and the ability to soft and evolve with age.

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Made from 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the soft, open wine has a stony, licorice, and blackberry personality that finishes with fresh dark red fruits.

Made from 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the soft, open wine has a stony, licorice, and blackberry personality that finishes with fresh dark red fruits.

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2014
90
From mostly Merlot at 90% of the blend, with the remainder coming from Cabernet Franc, you already find secondary notes of earth, truffle, oak and dark cherries. Medium/full bodied, fleshy, with a blast of tobacco and spicy black cherry in the finish. A few more years will add more softness and complexity here.

From mostly Merlot at 90% of the blend, with the remainder coming from Cabernet Franc, you already find secondary notes of earth, truffle, oak and dark cherries. Medium/full bodied, fleshy, with a blast of tobacco and spicy black cherry in the finish. A few more years will add more softness and complexity here.

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Made from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the spicy, soft, open wine has a sweet, tart, fresh, licorice, personality that finishes with bright, round, red fruits. 88-90 Pts

Made from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the spicy, soft, open wine has a sweet, tart, fresh, licorice, personality that finishes with bright, round, red fruits. 88-90 Pts

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2012
88
Earth, smoke and licorice with fresh plums on the nose, the wine serves up a tasty, smoky, blackberry and earthy finish.

Earth, smoke and licorice with fresh plums on the nose, the wine serves up a tasty, smoky, blackberry and earthy finish.

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90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc – A kiss of oak touches dark red berries with an earthy, easy-to-like personality that will make this easy to drink on release. 87-88 Pts

90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc – A kiss of oak touches dark red berries with an earthy, easy-to-like personality that will make this easy to drink on release. 87-88 Pts

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2011
87
Fresh black cherry and licorice in an approachable, soft, easy drinking style

Fresh black cherry and licorice in an approachable, soft, easy drinking style

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Blending 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers smoke, a strong sense of minerality, cherry and earth with chalky tannins. This wine from Nicolas Thienpont should offer pleasure after 2-3 years in the bottle. 88-90 Pts

Blending 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers smoke, a strong sense of minerality, cherry and earth with chalky tannins. This wine from Nicolas Thienpont should offer pleasure after 2-3 years in the bottle. 88-90 Pts

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2010
87
Already showing truffle and tobacco scents, along with fresh berries, the wine is structured, tannic, beefy and concentrated. Give it a few years to soften and continue its development.

Already showing truffle and tobacco scents, along with fresh berries, the wine is structured, tannic, beefy and concentrated. Give it a few years to soften and continue its development.

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Deep color, spice, black plum and spice, this full bodied wine finishes with a blast of ripe, black plum jam and blackberries. 89-91 Pts

Deep color, spice, black plum and spice, this full bodied wine finishes with a blast of ripe, black plum jam and blackberries. 89-91 Pts

2,922 Views   Tasted
La Prade is filled with cassis, black cherry and licorice. Concentrated, and easy to like, this wine from Nicolas Thienpont should offer pleasure early. 88-90 Pts

La Prade is filled with cassis, black cherry and licorice. Concentrated, and easy to like, this wine from Nicolas Thienpont should offer pleasure early. 88-90 Pts

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2009
91
Bottled late May and produced from 100% Merlot, the perfume offers scents of oak, licorice, plum and jammy black raspberries. Full bodied, soft textured and packed with sweet, juicy plums, vanilla, black cherry, pepper and cassis, this is a delicious wine.

Bottled late May and produced from 100% Merlot, the perfume offers scents of oak, licorice, plum and jammy black raspberries. Full bodied, soft textured and packed with sweet, juicy plums, vanilla, black cherry, pepper and cassis, this is a delicious wine.

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2009 La Prade is 100% merlot. This small property used optical laser sorting for the first time. With soft, elegantly round textures coupled with minerals, blackberries, and licorice, the wine ends with a nice display of juicy plums. The best La Prade I’ve ever tasted. 88-90 Pts

2009 La Prade is 100% merlot. This small property used optical laser sorting for the first time. With soft, elegantly round textures coupled with minerals, blackberries, and licorice, the wine ends with a nice display of juicy plums. The best La Prade I’ve ever tasted. 88-90 Pts

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2008
87
08 La Prade from Nicolas Thienpont, along with help from Stephane Derenoncourt is a steal. Ripe, spicy blackberry fruit is everywhere in this wine. It will offer its charm at a young age. 86-88 Pts

08 La Prade from Nicolas Thienpont, along with help from Stephane Derenoncourt is a steal. Ripe, spicy blackberry fruit is everywhere in this wine. It will offer its charm at a young age. 86-88 Pts

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2006
87
Medium bodied, crisp, slightly rustic, fully developed wine with an earthy, forest slant to the red fruits. This wine requires drinking in the near future.

Medium bodied, crisp, slightly rustic, fully developed wine with an earthy, forest slant to the red fruits. This wine requires drinking in the near future.

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2005
91
From a blend 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this delicious wine is showing great! Licorice, earth, jammy blackberries, dark cherry and a hint of vanilla make up the perfume. Lush, round, soft and mouth filling with a licorice, chocolate and plum filled finish, there is no reason to wait on opening this wine. 2005 La Prade represents what great, Bordeaux value wine is all about.

From a blend 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this delicious wine is showing great! Licorice, earth, jammy blackberries, dark cherry and a hint of vanilla make up the perfume. Lush, round, soft and mouth filling with a licorice, chocolate and plum filled finish, there is no reason to wait on opening this wine. 2005 La Prade represents what great, Bordeaux value wine is all about.

2,626 Views   Tasted
2003
85
Clearly fading, the nose is better than the palate with its truffle and tobacco scented perfume. I’d drink this sooner than later.

Clearly fading, the nose is better than the palate with its truffle and tobacco scented perfume. I’d drink this sooner than later.

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