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Château Petit Village

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2023
94
Lilacs, wet earth, spice, mint, cocoa, cherries, black plums, and smoke create the nose. On the palate, the wine the is medium-bodied, brisk, bright, and crisp, with a vibrant edging to the fruits bringing you lift, and energy. The wine blends 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.13.5% ABV. Drink from 2026-2055. 93-95 Pts.

Lilacs, wet earth, spice, mint, cocoa, cherries, black plums, and smoke create the nose. On the palate, the wine the is medium-bodied, brisk, bright, and crisp, with a vibrant edging to the fruits bringing you lift, and energy. The wine blends 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.13.5% ABV. Drink from 2026-2055. 93-95 Pts.

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2023
89
Forward, fresh, and fruity, with soft-textures, a medium-bodied, with a layer of chocolate-edged, black raspberries that stay with you from start to finish. The wine is produced by blending 88% Merlot with 12% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2034. 88-90 Pts.

Forward, fresh, and fruity, with soft-textures, a medium-bodied, with a layer of chocolate-edged, black raspberries that stay with you from start to finish. The wine is produced by blending 88% Merlot with 12% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2034. 88-90 Pts.

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2022
96
Dark in color, the wine pops with its display of flowers, spearmint, blackberries, plums, and black cherries. Opulent, silky, fresh, vibrant, and long, the fruit expresses its ripe, black, blue, and red berries with purity, elegance, and a touch of peppery, spice , espresso, and dark cocoa in the energetic finish. The wine blends 65% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon.14% ABV, 3.85 pH. Yields were 30 hectoliters per hectare. Picking took place September 2, September 22.. Drink from 2026-2055. 95-97 Pts.

Dark in color, the wine pops with its display of flowers, spearmint, blackberries, plums, and black cherries. Opulent, silky, fresh, vibrant, and long, the fruit expresses its ripe, black, blue, and red berries with purity, elegance, and a touch of peppery, spice , espresso, and dark cocoa in the energetic finish. The wine blends 65% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon.14% ABV, 3.85 pH. Yields were 30 hectoliters per hectare. Picking took place September 2, September 22.. Drink from 2026-2055. 95-97 Pts.

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2022
90
Chocolate, plums, figs and blueberries open the round, lush, concentrated, wine. Ripe, sweet, and chocolately, there is a touch of heat in the dark, fruity finish. Drink from 2025-2035. 89-91 Pts.

Chocolate, plums, figs and blueberries open the round, lush, concentrated, wine. Ripe, sweet, and chocolately, there is a touch of heat in the dark, fruity finish. Drink from 2025-2035. 89-91 Pts.

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2021
90
Cherries, flowers and a touch of cocoa shine through in the nose and on the medium-bodied, soft, refined, plummy palate. This is perfect for early drinking pleasure. Drink from 2024-2030.

Cherries, flowers and a touch of cocoa shine through in the nose and on the medium-bodied, soft, refined, plummy palate. This is perfect for early drinking pleasure. Drink from 2024-2030.

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2020
96
Silky, lush, and opulent, the wine kicks off with a strong floral note before moving on to its waves of chocolate covered, plums, cherries, wet earth and spices. The wine is supple-textured, with velvety tannins and fabulous energy all the way through, from start to finish. 2020 is the first vintage to show off its new, stylish label and wax capsule as well as the debut vintage kicking off a new era of high-quality wine here. Drink from 2024-2050.

Silky, lush, and opulent, the wine kicks off with a strong floral note before moving on to its waves of chocolate covered, plums, cherries, wet earth and spices. The wine is supple-textured, with velvety tannins and fabulous energy all the way through, from start to finish. 2020 is the first vintage to show off its new, stylish label and wax capsule as well as the debut vintage kicking off a new era of high-quality wine here. Drink from 2024-2050.

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Dark in color, the wine quickly focuses on its floral, plum, spice, licorice and earthy character. The wine is medium-bodied, silky and fresh with a sensuous, supple textured, sexy finish. This is the best vintage of Petit Village I have tasted in ages. The wine is a blend of 60% Merlot, 32 Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the first vintage to show off its new, stylish label and wax capsule. 93-95 Pts

Dark in color, the wine quickly focuses on its floral, plum, spice, licorice and earthy character. The wine is medium-bodied, silky and fresh with a sensuous, supple textured, sexy finish. This is the best vintage of Petit Village I have tasted in ages. The wine is a blend of 60% Merlot, 32 Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the first vintage to show off its new, stylish label and wax capsule. 93-95 Pts

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2019
93
Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, soft and silky with a focus on its red cherries and plums, with accents of flowers, truffle, licorice and spice. The finish continues with its core of earthy, soft, fresh, silky fruits and hints of cocoa, spice and earth in the finish. Drink from 2023-2041.

Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, soft and silky with a focus on its red cherries and plums, with accents of flowers, truffle, licorice and spice. The finish continues with its core of earthy, soft, fresh, silky fruits and hints of cocoa, spice and earth in the finish. Drink from 2023-2041.

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2018
93
Better in the bottle than in barrel, the wine now shows more of a floral character. Fresh, soft and silky, with a luscious texture and layers of sweet, ripe, vibrant, elegant fruits. The finish, with its minty-fresh wave of cherries really clings to your palate. This is the finest vintage of Petit Village I recall tasting. The wine blends 72% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. Give it 4-5 years of age and it will be a much better wine.

Better in the bottle than in barrel, the wine now shows more of a floral character. Fresh, soft and silky, with a luscious texture and layers of sweet, ripe, vibrant, elegant fruits. The finish, with its minty-fresh wave of cherries really clings to your palate. This is the finest vintage of Petit Village I recall tasting. The wine blends 72% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. Give it 4-5 years of age and it will be a much better wine.

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Wild cherries, cocoa and licorice with wet, earthy nuances come to the surface with ease. Soft, round, and silky in the finish, the blend of 72% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon leaves you with a bright, fresh, spicy red berry, thyme and floral endnote. Give it 4-5 years of age and it will be a much better wine. 91-93 Pts

Wild cherries, cocoa and licorice with wet, earthy nuances come to the surface with ease. Soft, round, and silky in the finish, the blend of 72% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon leaves you with a bright, fresh, spicy red berry, thyme and floral endnote. Give it 4-5 years of age and it will be a much better wine. 91-93 Pts

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2017
91
One of the top vintages of Petit Village in recent years, the wine offers ripe plums and floral aromatics. Medium/full bodied, round and soft in texture, the finish carries the ripe, juicy fruits quite well despite falling a tad short in the endnote.

One of the top vintages of Petit Village in recent years, the wine offers ripe plums and floral aromatics. Medium/full bodied, round and soft in texture, the finish carries the ripe, juicy fruits quite well despite falling a tad short in the endnote.

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2016
91
Silky, fresh, sweet and plummy, the medium-bodied wine shows polish, elegance and refinement. The finish is what really brings it all the way home with all that ripe, sweet, fresh. red pit fruit. The wine was made from a blend of 77% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc and 0.9% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Silky, fresh, sweet and plummy, the medium-bodied wine shows polish, elegance and refinement. The finish is what really brings it all the way home with all that ripe, sweet, fresh. red pit fruit. The wine was made from a blend of 77% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc and 0.9% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Here you’ll find a little bit of truffle, licorice, dark cherry and earth, medium bodied with ready, sugar-glazed cherry and plum in the finish. The wine was made from a blend of 77% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Here you’ll find a little bit of truffle, licorice, dark cherry and earth, medium bodied with ready, sugar-glazed cherry and plum in the finish. The wine was made from a blend of 77% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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2015
92
Black truffle aromas are starting to come out, along with bitter chocolate and black cherries. Medium bodied, soft and polished, the wine is almost ready to drink, perhaps just a few years in the cellar is all you need to add even more softness to the texture.

Black truffle aromas are starting to come out, along with bitter chocolate and black cherries. Medium bodied, soft and polished, the wine is almost ready to drink, perhaps just a few years in the cellar is all you need to add even more softness to the texture.

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Perhaps the best vintage of Petit Village I've ever tasted! This wine offers real density for the first time. There is a richness and a fleshiness to the sweet, corpulent, ripe, black cherries and cocoa that make it impossible not to like. The wine was made from a blend of 71% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon. 91-93 Pts

Perhaps the best vintage of Petit Village I've ever tasted! This wine offers real density for the first time. There is a richness and a fleshiness to the sweet, corpulent, ripe, black cherries and cocoa that make it impossible not to like. The wine was made from a blend of 71% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon. 91-93 Pts

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2014
86
Medium bodied, floral, wood, spice red fruits are there from start to finish. Drink this young as I suspect the wine is not going to get any better.

Medium bodied, floral, wood, spice red fruits are there from start to finish. Drink this young as I suspect the wine is not going to get any better.

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Flowers, spice and raspberries, this medium-bodied wine has a light, soft, fresh, red fruit filled finish. 88-90 Pts

Flowers, spice and raspberries, this medium-bodied wine has a light, soft, fresh, red fruit filled finish. 88-90 Pts

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2013
88
From 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine represents 50% of the crop. Black raspberry with hints of fennel on the nose, the wine is light in style and delicate in structure with a polite cherry finish. Drink this young, as it will be best in its first 5-7 years. 88-90 Pts

From 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine represents 50% of the crop. Black raspberry with hints of fennel on the nose, the wine is light in style and delicate in structure with a polite cherry finish. Drink this young, as it will be best in its first 5-7 years. 88-90 Pts

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2012
91
Blending 80% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine will be aged in 80% new French oak, reaching 13.8% ABV. Whole berry fermented, the wine opens with licorice, black cherry liqueur, coffee, cocoa and earthy notes, offering silky textures, soft tannins and a sweet, ripe, red and black cherry finish. 90-92 Pts

Blending 80% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine will be aged in 80% new French oak, reaching 13.8% ABV. Whole berry fermented, the wine opens with licorice, black cherry liqueur, coffee, cocoa and earthy notes, offering silky textures, soft tannins and a sweet, ripe, red and black cherry finish. 90-92 Pts

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2011
90
Medium bodied, with fresh, soft, round, black raspberres and cherries, there is a touch of licorice, cocoa and espresso to complicate the perfume. This is forward, open and made for early drinking pleasure.

Medium bodied, with fresh, soft, round, black raspberres and cherries, there is a touch of licorice, cocoa and espresso to complicate the perfume. This is forward, open and made for early drinking pleasure.

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Utilizing 72% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine will be aged in 65% new oak. Consulted by Stephane Derenoncourt, the wine is packed with floral, earth and cherry blossom scents. On the palate, this Pomerol wine is supple, fresh and sensuous with silky textures. 90-92 Pts

Utilizing 72% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine will be aged in 65% new oak. Consulted by Stephane Derenoncourt, the wine is packed with floral, earth and cherry blossom scents. On the palate, this Pomerol wine is supple, fresh and sensuous with silky textures. 90-92 Pts

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2010
90
Petit Village Produced from 73% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Cabernet Franc, this medium bodied, soft textured Pomerol offers light cherry, plum, coca powder and licorice. 89-91 Pts

Petit Village Produced from 73% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Cabernet Franc, this medium bodied, soft textured Pomerol offers light cherry, plum, coca powder and licorice. 89-91 Pts

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2009
89
A bit meaty and firm for a Pomerol, the wine is medium-bodied, bright and fresh with a core of sweet, ripe cherries, earth and herbs and a red plum finish. This classically styled wine is ready to go.

A bit meaty and firm for a Pomerol, the wine is medium-bodied, bright and fresh with a core of sweet, ripe cherries, earth and herbs and a red plum finish. This classically styled wine is ready to go.

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From a blend with one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon in Pomerol, 75% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc, this medium bodied Bordeaux wine offers aromas of fresh red and black plums, wet earth, spice and cherries. The wine should should drink well young.

From a blend with one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon in Pomerol, 75% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc, this medium bodied Bordeaux wine offers aromas of fresh red and black plums, wet earth, spice and cherries. The wine should should drink well young.

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2009 Petit Village opens with scents of plums and herbs mingled with a touch of oak. This round textured, medium bodied wine needs a bit more stuffing. 87-89 Pts

2009 Petit Village opens with scents of plums and herbs mingled with a touch of oak. This round textured, medium bodied wine needs a bit more stuffing. 87-89 Pts

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2008
88
08 Château Petit Village is a simple, medium bodied wine that sports a spice, oak, and black fruit nose and a soft texture in the mouth. A light, early drinking Pomerol. 87-89 Pts

08 Château Petit Village is a simple, medium bodied wine that sports a spice, oak, and black fruit nose and a soft texture in the mouth. A light, early drinking Pomerol. 87-89 Pts

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2007
85
The color shows its age, and then some. The wine is fully mature, medium bodied, with more secondary notes on the nose than fruit. In the finish, the wine shows ripe strawberries with an herbaceous quality in the end note. This requires drinking sooner than later.

The color shows its age, and then some. The wine is fully mature, medium bodied, with more secondary notes on the nose than fruit. In the finish, the wine shows ripe strawberries with an herbaceous quality in the end note. This requires drinking sooner than later.

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2006
87
Medium-bodied, bright, earthy, fresh and focused more on its secondary notes than the receding plums and cherries. The finish is on the austere, firm side. This is not a wine to hold for development.

Medium-bodied, bright, earthy, fresh and focused more on its secondary notes than the receding plums and cherries. The finish is on the austere, firm side. This is not a wine to hold for development.

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2005
87
Shockingly light for the vintage. There is no reason to buy wines like this for the type of money being charged. The good news is, starting with 2006, Stephen Derenoncourt is in charge of the winemaking so things should start improving rapidly

Shockingly light for the vintage. There is no reason to buy wines like this for the type of money being charged. The good news is, starting with 2006, Stephen Derenoncourt is in charge of the winemaking so things should start improving rapidly

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2004
87
Secondary aromas are in full force with their woodsy, earthy character. Light in fruit, the wine needs to be drunk sooner than later.

Secondary aromas are in full force with their woodsy, earthy character. Light in fruit, the wine needs to be drunk sooner than later.

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Medium bodied, with an earthy, red plum, cherry and strawberry nose, the wine is soft on the palate, but it's on the lighter side with its red berry finish.

Medium bodied, with an earthy, red plum, cherry and strawberry nose, the wine is soft on the palate, but it's on the lighter side with its red berry finish.

3,787 Views   Tasted
2001
87
Disappointing for the vintage, the wine is light in color and fruit, with a bright, overly fresh, red berry component that is there in the wine from start to finish. On the bright side, the wines being produced here today are much better. I would not be holding this wine for further evolution, as there is not just not enough stuffing to make it more interesting as the years go on.

Disappointing for the vintage, the wine is light in color and fruit, with a bright, overly fresh, red berry component that is there in the wine from start to finish. On the bright side, the wines being produced here today are much better. I would not be holding this wine for further evolution, as there is not just not enough stuffing to make it more interesting as the years go on.

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2000
87
Fully mature, the crisp, dark cherry, tobacco and earthy aromatics is not enough to take away the rustic tannins that mar this medium bodied wine in the finish.

Fully mature, the crisp, dark cherry, tobacco and earthy aromatics is not enough to take away the rustic tannins that mar this medium bodied wine in the finish.

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1998
90
If you own a bottle, pop a cork as this is the right time to be enjoying the truffle, cocoa and cherry infused wine. Medium bodied, with soft textures, the wine delivers a nice, cherry filled finish. This is not going to make old bones. It's probably best enjoyed over the next 3-5 years.

If you own a bottle, pop a cork as this is the right time to be enjoying the truffle, cocoa and cherry infused wine. Medium bodied, with soft textures, the wine delivers a nice, cherry filled finish. This is not going to make old bones. It's probably best enjoyed over the next 3-5 years.

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1964
89
For its age, the wine still showed good color. The wine offered a surprising amount of heft, earthy, tobacco laden plums and a touch of forest leaf. The fruit was ripe, and still served up a nice sweetness. The wine was not very complex, but it was fun tasting the property before they pulled out all their old-vine Merlots, replacing them with Cabernet Sauvignon.

For its age, the wine still showed good color. The wine offered a surprising amount of heft, earthy, tobacco laden plums and a touch of forest leaf. The fruit was ripe, and still served up a nice sweetness. The wine was not very complex, but it was fun tasting the property before they pulled out all their old-vine Merlots, replacing them with Cabernet Sauvignon.

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1961
89
It has been so long since I last tasted this wine, I forgot I had tasted it before. The wine is on the light side, with hints of dried flowers, floral stems, cedar, bright red fruits, and tobacco. The entry is soft, but the finish turns rustic in an old-school, classic manner. Drink from 2023-2028.

It has been so long since I last tasted this wine, I forgot I had tasted it before. The wine is on the light side, with hints of dried flowers, floral stems, cedar, bright red fruits, and tobacco. The entry is soft, but the finish turns rustic in an old-school, classic manner. Drink from 2023-2028.

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This is traditionally styled, slightly austere Pomerol that is on the downside. Drink up.

This is traditionally styled, slightly austere Pomerol that is on the downside. Drink up.

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1955
87
Spicy, tobacco notes were easy to find. The first few sips offered a lot of pleasure, but with air, the wine slowly faded in the glass.

Spicy, tobacco notes were easy to find. The first few sips offered a lot of pleasure, but with air, the wine slowly faded in the glass.

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1952
75
Older is not always better, as is evidenced with this bottle. Bright, tart, red berries, medium bodied and tart in finish, the nose was more interesting than the palate.

Older is not always better, as is evidenced with this bottle. Bright, tart, red berries, medium bodied and tart in finish, the nose was more interesting than the palate.

1,637 Views   Tasted