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Château Larmande

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2021 Château Larmande  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90
Here, the nose is a bit more interesting, with all of its layers of black and red fruits, smoke, espresso, mint and tobacco leaf. Slightly austere on the palate, making this quite classic in style. Give it a few years to develop and hopefully, soften and fan out. The wine blends 91% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2025-2039. 88-91

Here, the nose is a bit more interesting, with all of its layers of black and red fruits, smoke, espresso, mint and tobacco leaf. Slightly austere on the palate, making this quite classic in style. Give it a few years to develop and hopefully, soften and fan out. The wine blends 91% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2025-2039. 88-91

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2020 Château Larmande  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92
Chocolate mint, savory herbs, plums, smoke and licorice define the nose. Fresh, silky and juicy, this elegantly textured wine is medium-bodied, refined and fresh, finishing with loads of soft, sweet, polished red and black plums with a spicy kick. This is another nice step up in quality here. 91-93 Pts

Chocolate mint, savory herbs, plums, smoke and licorice define the nose. Fresh, silky and juicy, this elegantly textured wine is medium-bodied, refined and fresh, finishing with loads of soft, sweet, polished red and black plums with a spicy kick. This is another nice step up in quality here. 91-93 Pts

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2019 Château Larmande  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 94
Roses and violets are the stars that open the show. That is, until you find all the gorgeous layers of opulently, textured, soft, sweet, silky, red fruits. Full-bodied, rich, fresh, clean and polished, there is a touch of oak, judiciously used. So, allow the wine a few years in the cellar before pulling a cork and enjoy for up to 20 years after that. This is the finest vintage of Larmande I have ever tasted! Drink from 2024-2040.

Roses and violets are the stars that open the show. That is, until you find all the gorgeous layers of opulently, textured, soft, sweet, silky, red fruits. Full-bodied, rich, fresh, clean and polished, there is a touch of oak, judiciously used. So, allow the wine a few years in the cellar before pulling a cork and enjoy for up to 20 years after that. This is the finest vintage of Larmande I have ever tasted! Drink from 2024-2040.

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2018 Château Larmande  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91
Smoke, spice box, espresso, licorice, plums and cherries shoot from the glass with ease. Medium-bodied, soft, elegant and fresh, with a solid blast of sweet cherries, licorice and cocoa coated plums, this is probably the finest vintage of Chateau Larmande ever produced. The wine is a blend of 81% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Smoke, spice box, espresso, licorice, plums and cherries shoot from the glass with ease. Medium-bodied, soft, elegant and fresh, with a solid blast of sweet cherries, licorice and cocoa coated plums, this is probably the finest vintage of Chateau Larmande ever produced. The wine is a blend of 81% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Easily the most concentrated vintage of Chateau Larmande ever produced, the licorice, espresso and dark red berries really shine. The wine has much more depth than usual. The round finish is all about the ripeness in the fruits this year. 89-91 Pts

Easily the most concentrated vintage of Chateau Larmande ever produced, the licorice, espresso and dark red berries really shine. The wine has much more depth than usual. The round finish is all about the ripeness in the fruits this year. 89-91 Pts

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2016 Château Larmande  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88
Medium bodied, smoky, spicy, fresh and bright, with an easy drinking, soft, open character, finishing with sweet, red cherries and licorice. Drink this now and over the next 10-15 years.

Medium bodied, smoky, spicy, fresh and bright, with an easy drinking, soft, open character, finishing with sweet, red cherries and licorice. Drink this now and over the next 10-15 years.

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This is a medium/full-bodied effort with good color and cassis and spice in the mouth. Clearly, they are on the way to improving the wine at Larmande but they still have more work to do. While the wine is ripe, it doesn't quite make it to the finish line.

This is a medium/full-bodied effort with good color and cassis and spice in the mouth. Clearly, they are on the way to improving the wine at Larmande but they still have more work to do. While the wine is ripe, it doesn't quite make it to the finish line.

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2015 Château Larmande  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89
Medium bodied, round and showing an earthy, thyme, woodsy, secondary character that adds to the bright, red plum and cherry notes. Give this 3-5 years to add more softness and flesh.

Medium bodied, round and showing an earthy, thyme, woodsy, secondary character that adds to the bright, red plum and cherry notes. Give this 3-5 years to add more softness and flesh.

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Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and round with a sweet, polished red berry center.

Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and round with a sweet, polished red berry center.

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2014 Château Larmande  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87
Medium bodied, round, fresh and forward with a crisp, red plum and cherry personality. 87-88 Pts

Medium bodied, round, fresh and forward with a crisp, red plum and cherry personality. 87-88 Pts

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2013 Château Larmande  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87
Medium bodied and lightly concentrated, the wine has a soft cherry and licorice core. 86-88 Pts

Medium bodied and lightly concentrated, the wine has a soft cherry and licorice core. 86-88 Pts

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2012 Château Larmande  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88
Herbs, licorice, dark red berries and coffee bean scents, this medium/full-bodied wine ends with a short, oaky and sweet red berry finish. 87-89 Pts.

Herbs, licorice, dark red berries and coffee bean scents, this medium/full-bodied wine ends with a short, oaky and sweet red berry finish. 87-89 Pts.

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2011 Château Larmande  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88
From 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine offers cherry griotte, tannin and stone. 87-89 Pts

From 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine offers cherry griotte, tannin and stone. 87-89 Pts

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2010 Château Larmande  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89
Using 51% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and a small portion Petit Verdot, the wine opens with licorice, blackberry and cassis scents. Medium/full bodied, the wine ends with a cherry, chocolate and fennel finish. 88-90

Using 51% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and a small portion Petit Verdot, the wine opens with licorice, blackberry and cassis scents. Medium/full bodied, the wine ends with a cherry, chocolate and fennel finish. 88-90

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2009 Château Larmande  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89
Caramel, red plums, licorice and berry aromas lead to a medium bodied wine that ends with slightly tart, cocoa and black raspberry sensations.

Caramel, red plums, licorice and berry aromas lead to a medium bodied wine that ends with slightly tart, cocoa and black raspberry sensations.

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2008 Château Larmande  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 83
Overly bright, sharp, tart wine. Medium bodied, blending cranberry with herbs, espresso and strawberry, in the finish. Clearly not my style of wine.

Overly bright, sharp, tart wine. Medium bodied, blending cranberry with herbs, espresso and strawberry, in the finish. Clearly not my style of wine.

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2005 Château Larmande  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 86
Light cherry and earthy aromatics on the nose. This medium boded wine ends in a lean, tart cherry and cassis filled finish. There is not enough there, there, to think this will improve with age.

Light cherry and earthy aromatics on the nose. This medium boded wine ends in a lean, tart cherry and cassis filled finish. There is not enough there, there, to think this will improve with age.

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Nice, well made and easy to drink. Enjoy this on the young side.

Nice, well made and easy to drink. Enjoy this on the young side.

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2001 Château Larmande  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91
Surprisingly good, this medium/full bodied wine has richness, soft, silky tannins, sweet, dark red fruits, licorice and a bit of truffle blended in for good measure. This is drinking in the sweet spot today.

Surprisingly good, this medium/full bodied wine has richness, soft, silky tannins, sweet, dark red fruits, licorice and a bit of truffle blended in for good measure. This is drinking in the sweet spot today.

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2000 Château Larmande  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88
Fully mature, medium bodied, correctly made, but lacking in excitement on the nose and on the palate. Pleasant is a fine descriptor. No faults, just ho hum.

Fully mature, medium bodied, correctly made, but lacking in excitement on the nose and on the palate. Pleasant is a fine descriptor. No faults, just ho hum.

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