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Château Montlabert

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2023
92
The nose pops with mint, truffle, licorice, black cherry, and smoke in the aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine is elegant, soft, fresh, and vibrant. There is a refined touch to the mid-palate, and in the black-cherry oriented finish, with a nice, cocoa-filled endnote. The wine blends 75% Merlot, with 25% Cabernet Franc. 14% ABV. Drink from 2027-2038. 91-93 Pts.

The nose pops with mint, truffle, licorice, black cherry, and smoke in the aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine is elegant, soft, fresh, and vibrant. There is a refined touch to the mid-palate, and in the black-cherry oriented finish, with a nice, cocoa-filled endnote. The wine blends 75% Merlot, with 25% Cabernet Franc. 14% ABV. Drink from 2027-2038. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
93
Soft, fresh, and refined, the wine is packed with layers of chocolate covered plums, black cherries, licorice, spice, and espresso. There is a softness, and polished to the fruits, and textures that works perfectly this year. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-92 Pts.

Soft, fresh, and refined, the wine is packed with layers of chocolate covered plums, black cherries, licorice, spice, and espresso. There is a softness, and polished to the fruits, and textures that works perfectly this year. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-92 Pts.

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2021
90
Black cherries and black raspberries are front and center here in this medium bodied, soft, fruity, plummy wine. There is lift, energy and creamy-textures, but not a lot of length and persistency. Drink from 2024-2036.

Black cherries and black raspberries are front and center here in this medium bodied, soft, fruity, plummy wine. There is lift, energy and creamy-textures, but not a lot of length and persistency. Drink from 2024-2036.

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Medium bodied, the wine opens with espresso, cocoa, licorice, plums and chocolate-coated cherries. Round, soft and polished, the wine is forward, and already quite charming to taste. Drink from 2023-2036. 89-91

Medium bodied, the wine opens with espresso, cocoa, licorice, plums and chocolate-coated cherries. Round, soft and polished, the wine is forward, and already quite charming to taste. Drink from 2023-2036. 89-91

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2020
92
Still showing some of its oaky youth in the nose before you get to its floral character. The wine is medium-bodied, vibrant, earthy, fresh and silky with a sweet, ripe, fruit-packed, polished, earth, espresso and chocoalte-mint, accented finish. Give it a year or so in the bottle to better integrate. Drink from 2024-2040.

Still showing some of its oaky youth in the nose before you get to its floral character. The wine is medium-bodied, vibrant, earthy, fresh and silky with a sweet, ripe, fruit-packed, polished, earth, espresso and chocoalte-mint, accented finish. Give it a year or so in the bottle to better integrate. Drink from 2024-2040.

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Medium-bodied with loads of soft, silky, fresh, sweet, savory red fruits, espresso and licorice. The finish adds a touch of spice and leafy herbs for additional complexity. 91-93 Pts

Medium-bodied with loads of soft, silky, fresh, sweet, savory red fruits, espresso and licorice. The finish adds a touch of spice and leafy herbs for additional complexity. 91-93 Pts

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2019
91
Flowers, cherries, plums and a touch of cocoa hit all the right notes in the nose. Medium-bodied, silky, fresh, vibrant and fruity, with a soft, polished texture to the finish. This should be enjoyable on release. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2022-2036..

Flowers, cherries, plums and a touch of cocoa hit all the right notes in the nose. Medium-bodied, silky, fresh, vibrant and fruity, with a soft, polished texture to the finish. This should be enjoyable on release. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2022-2036..

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2018
90
Plush and polished with soft, sweet, juicy, ripe, plums, licorice, cocoa and espresso on the nose and palate, the medium-bodied finish delivers lots of ripe cherry, chicory and espresso notes in the finish.

Plush and polished with soft, sweet, juicy, ripe, plums, licorice, cocoa and espresso on the nose and palate, the medium-bodied finish delivers lots of ripe cherry, chicory and espresso notes in the finish.

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Smoky dark red fruits and a hit of fennel bulb strut their stuff in this medium-bodied, soft, early drinking, elegant, fruity wine. 89-91 Pts

Smoky dark red fruits and a hit of fennel bulb strut their stuff in this medium-bodied, soft, early drinking, elegant, fruity wine. 89-91 Pts

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2017
89
Medium bodied with loads of dark cherry, licorice, cocoa and coffee notes, the wine is soft, sweet and will drink well within just a year or two of release.

Medium bodied with loads of dark cherry, licorice, cocoa and coffee notes, the wine is soft, sweet and will drink well within just a year or two of release.

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2016
90
Medium bodied, elegant, round and forward, there is some oak that needs to integrate before the ripe plums cherries and licorice in this soft textured fruity wine is at its best.

Medium bodied, elegant, round and forward, there is some oak that needs to integrate before the ripe plums cherries and licorice in this soft textured fruity wine is at its best.

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Medium bodied with a cherry and plum personality, this wine is mineral driven and needs a few years of bottle age.

Medium bodied with a cherry and plum personality, this wine is mineral driven and needs a few years of bottle age.

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2015
91
Medium-bodied, sweet, fresh, soft, ripe and forward, this blast of chocolate-covered black cherry and licorice should be quite nice on release. Displaying more depth than usual, this is the best vintage of Montlabert produced yet.

Medium-bodied, sweet, fresh, soft, ripe and forward, this blast of chocolate-covered black cherry and licorice should be quite nice on release. Displaying more depth than usual, this is the best vintage of Montlabert produced yet.

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2014
87
Medium bodied, forward, easy to taste and like, soft, red berry dominated wine, that is already fun in your glass.

Medium bodied, forward, easy to taste and like, soft, red berry dominated wine, that is already fun in your glass.

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Espresso, black plum and cocoa scents, open to a round, forward, licorice and dark red, fruity wine. 86-88 Pts

Espresso, black plum and cocoa scents, open to a round, forward, licorice and dark red, fruity wine. 86-88 Pts

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2013
86
Forward, medium bodied and correct, this early-drinking wine delivers spicy, bright red fruits and fennel. 85-87 Pts

Forward, medium bodied and correct, this early-drinking wine delivers spicy, bright red fruits and fennel. 85-87 Pts

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2012
89
Medium-bodied this is a lighter and fresh style of St. Emilion with fresh cherries and chocolate. This is the debut vintage for this estate under the eye of consultant, Hubert de Bouard. 87-90 Pts

Medium-bodied this is a lighter and fresh style of St. Emilion with fresh cherries and chocolate. This is the debut vintage for this estate under the eye of consultant, Hubert de Bouard. 87-90 Pts

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