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Château Les Grands Chênes

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2023
91
Smoky red fruits flowers, tobacco, and cherries with hints licorice fill the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh, fruity, and clean, with more focus than in previous vintages due to a reduction in the amount of oak used in the aging process. 60% Merlot, with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2026-2038. 90-92 Pts.

Smoky red fruits flowers, tobacco, and cherries with hints licorice fill the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh, fruity, and clean, with more focus than in previous vintages due to a reduction in the amount of oak used in the aging process. 60% Merlot, with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2026-2038. 90-92 Pts.

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2022
91
Black and red fruits with nuances of tobacco leaf, and espresso beans open the wine. On the palate, the wine is ripe, sweet, round, and forward, finishing with sweet, cherries, toasty oak, and chalky tannins on the backend. The wine blends 60% Merlot with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2025-2038. 90-92 Pts.

Black and red fruits with nuances of tobacco leaf, and espresso beans open the wine. On the palate, the wine is ripe, sweet, round, and forward, finishing with sweet, cherries, toasty oak, and chalky tannins on the backend. The wine blends 60% Merlot with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2025-2038. 90-92 Pts.

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2021
88
Initially, you find oak, balsamic, cedar, smoke, licorice and red fruits in the nose. The medium-bodied, palate is soft, round and wants to be fleshy, there is a touch of spice and chocolate that comes in at the end of the finish. Drink from 2024-2034.

Initially, you find oak, balsamic, cedar, smoke, licorice and red fruits in the nose. The medium-bodied, palate is soft, round and wants to be fleshy, there is a touch of spice and chocolate that comes in at the end of the finish. Drink from 2024-2034.

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Espresso, licorice, coffee bean and currants come through easily, making this soft, round, fruity, forward and already quite charming to drink, for all its round-textures, sweet fruits and chocolate on release. Drink from 2023-2035. 89-91

Espresso, licorice, coffee bean and currants come through easily, making this soft, round, fruity, forward and already quite charming to drink, for all its round-textures, sweet fruits and chocolate on release. Drink from 2023-2035. 89-91

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2020
92
Deeply colored, the wine opens with dark, red and black fruit, licorice, espresso bean, smoke, flower and herb scents. Lush, round, sweet, and supple on the palate, the wine is packed with sweet, ripe, dark red fruits leaving you with a supple-textured finish. This is one of the finest vintages of Les Grands Chenes. Drink from 2023-2040.

Deeply colored, the wine opens with dark, red and black fruit, licorice, espresso bean, smoke, flower and herb scents. Lush, round, sweet, and supple on the palate, the wine is packed with sweet, ripe, dark red fruits leaving you with a supple-textured finish. This is one of the finest vintages of Les Grands Chenes. Drink from 2023-2040.

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2019
90
Smoky, with a touch of chocolate, licorice, espresso, spice and black cherries on the nose and palate come through quickly. Round, lush and polished with a richly textured, fleshy, dark plum, coffee, dark chocolate covered cherry finish, give it a few years of age to start to show its best. Drink from 2024-2037.

Smoky, with a touch of chocolate, licorice, espresso, spice and black cherries on the nose and palate come through quickly. Round, lush and polished with a richly textured, fleshy, dark plum, coffee, dark chocolate covered cherry finish, give it a few years of age to start to show its best. Drink from 2024-2037.

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Full-bodied, rich and a bit oaky, the wine has a lot of smoke, fruit, wood and volume. One can find round textures and a big, sweet, fruity finish along with espresso bean, thyme and cocoa. Give it at least 5 years in the cellar. 89-91 Pts

Full-bodied, rich and a bit oaky, the wine has a lot of smoke, fruit, wood and volume. One can find round textures and a big, sweet, fruity finish along with espresso bean, thyme and cocoa. Give it at least 5 years in the cellar. 89-91 Pts

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2018
91
Round, lush, juicy, sweet and fresh, the ripe cherries come through loud and clear. The oak is close to fully integrated, now, you find smoke, flowers, earth and licorice with a touch of espresso to accompany all the ripe, sweet fruits. This is one of the finest vintages of Les Grands Chenes. The wine was made from 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Round, lush, juicy, sweet and fresh, the ripe cherries come through loud and clear. The oak is close to fully integrated, now, you find smoke, flowers, earth and licorice with a touch of espresso to accompany all the ripe, sweet fruits. This is one of the finest vintages of Les Grands Chenes. The wine was made from 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Deep in color, the wine resonates with dark black cherries in the nose and mouth. Full-bodied, round, forward and richly textured, the finishes with dark, red fruits, licorice, espresso and bitter chocolate in the end note. The wine was made from 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. 90-92 Pts

Deep in color, the wine resonates with dark black cherries in the nose and mouth. Full-bodied, round, forward and richly textured, the finishes with dark, red fruits, licorice, espresso and bitter chocolate in the end note. The wine was made from 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. 90-92 Pts

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2017
89
Smoke and black cherries deliver on the nose as this full-bodied, energetic and vibrant wine unfolds with dusky red fruits on the palette. Come for the sensation and stay for the dark chocolate edge which extends through the fruit and espresso tinged finish. The wine was made with a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Smoke and black cherries deliver on the nose as this full-bodied, energetic and vibrant wine unfolds with dusky red fruits on the palette. Come for the sensation and stay for the dark chocolate edge which extends through the fruit and espresso tinged finish. The wine was made with a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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2016
89
Round and polished with loads of espresso, smoke, ripe fruits and a fleshy finish.

Round and polished with loads of espresso, smoke, ripe fruits and a fleshy finish.

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2015
87
Utilizing 74% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is fleshy, round and has an earthy, red fruit profile. The open and oaky finish combines espresso bean and cherry characteristics. 86 - 88 Pts

Utilizing 74% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is fleshy, round and has an earthy, red fruit profile. The open and oaky finish combines espresso bean and cherry characteristics. 86 - 88 Pts

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2014
88
Lush, soft and polished, this wine is loaded with sweet fruits and a hint of jam with a big slash of espresso and vanilla in the fleshy finish. 87-89 Pts

Lush, soft and polished, this wine is loaded with sweet fruits and a hint of jam with a big slash of espresso and vanilla in the fleshy finish. 87-89 Pts

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2013
88
With a nose full of oak, licorice, black cherry and tobacco, this forward wine serves up a user-friendly, oaky blast of licorice and plum. 87-89 Pts

With a nose full of oak, licorice, black cherry and tobacco, this forward wine serves up a user-friendly, oaky blast of licorice and plum. 87-89 Pts

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2012
88
Forward and ripe, with sweet red cherries, soft textures and a lot of oak in the finish.

Forward and ripe, with sweet red cherries, soft textures and a lot of oak in the finish.

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Oaky with dark red berries and a coffee bean and red berry finish. 87-89 Pts

Oaky with dark red berries and a coffee bean and red berry finish. 87-89 Pts

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2011
89
Fleshy, fun and easy to like with coffee, black cherry and round textures. 87-90 Pts

Fleshy, fun and easy to like with coffee, black cherry and round textures. 87-90 Pts

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2010
90
Medium/full bodied with licorice, coffee bean, vanilla and dark cherry sensations in the nose. Forward and accessible, this blend of 63% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc is already open for business.

Medium/full bodied with licorice, coffee bean, vanilla and dark cherry sensations in the nose. Forward and accessible, this blend of 63% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc is already open for business.

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2009
90
Blending 51% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Cabernet Franc, this medium bodied, modern styled, forward wine is filled with coffee, licorice, black cherry, earth and cocoa. Plush, soft and round, this is already delivering pleasure.

Blending 51% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Cabernet Franc, this medium bodied, modern styled, forward wine is filled with coffee, licorice, black cherry, earth and cocoa. Plush, soft and round, this is already delivering pleasure.

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2005
87
Easy to drink and like, with its sweet, red cherry and black raspberry and cigar box nose, coupled with its soft textured, red berry character.

Easy to drink and like, with its sweet, red cherry and black raspberry and cigar box nose, coupled with its soft textured, red berry character.

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This structured, powerful wine Merlot based wine offers chocolate, ripe, black raspberries, earth and oak. Well made, but not exciting.

This structured, powerful wine Merlot based wine offers chocolate, ripe, black raspberries, earth and oak. Well made, but not exciting.

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2004
87
This blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc is showing its tobacco, oak, licorice, cocoa and cherry personality. Ready for drinking, I’d consume this over the next few years.

This blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc is showing its tobacco, oak, licorice, cocoa and cherry personality. Ready for drinking, I’d consume this over the next few years.

2,710 Views   Tasted