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Château Pierre de Lune

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2020 Château Pierre de Lune  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Incense and toasty oak, along with juicy ripe plums, licorice and flowers are what you initially notice. Medium-bodied, round, polished, soft and fleshy, with spicy overtones to the red fruits and oak on the palate and in the supple-textured finish are what you find here. 90-92 Pts

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2019 Château Pierre de Lune  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Deeply colored, with dark red fruits, espresso beans, smoke, spice and licorice on the nose. The palate is round, lush, fresh and juicy. The oak is a bit prominent at the moment, as are the tannins. But with 5 years in the cellar, everything should come together nicely. 90-92 Pts

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2018 Château Pierre de Lune  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Powerful, rich, lush with an oaky lean to a sweet and fleshy, licorice and cocoa round, plush finish. The wine is a blend of 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. 91-93 Pts

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2017 Château Pierre de Lune  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

With an oaky presence the wine is round, supple, ripe and polished, making it easy to drink on release, so you can enjoy its lush fruity charms early. 90 Points

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2016 Château Pierre de Lune  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Blackened fruits, espresso, dark chocolate with cherry liqueur are molten and flowing. Fat, juicy and sweet, this is forward, opulent and dense. Using 100% Merlot, the wine was produced from very low yields of 11 hectoliters per hectare. 92 Points

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2015 Château Pierre de Lune  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Medium-bodied with a focus on its fresh, soft, ripe plums, flowery essence and supple textures. 91 Points

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2014 Château Pierre de Lune  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

From 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this medium-bodied, fresh wine centers on a lush, cherry and cocoa core. This should be drinkable on release. 89-91 Pts

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2013 Château Pierre de Lune  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc produced a forward, soft, approachable and round wine brimming with smoke, fennel and red plums. 87-89 Pts

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2012 Château Pierre de Lune  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Minerality, smoke, earth and fresh berries with round textures and a jammy, cocoa- and berry-filled finish are found in the wine. 89-91 Pts

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2011 Château Pierre de Lune  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

One of the smaller St. Emilion vineyards at just 1.05 hectares, the wine was produced from a blend of 90% Merlot%, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and reached 13.5% alcohol.. Flowers, black raspberry and spice make up this medium-bodied, soft-textured wine with a soft, sweet, red cherry-filled finish. 89-90 Pts

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2010 Château Pierre de Lune  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Pierre de Lune is owned Tony Ballu, the wine maker for Clos Fourtet. This small, 1 hectare, biodynamically farmed vineyard is planted on sand and gravel soils. From a mix of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 14% alcohol, which is lower than what they achieved in 2009. With scents of jammy black raspberries, stone and licorice, this round textured wine ends with a licorice and sweet, black cherry finish. 91-93 Pts

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2009 Château Pierre de Lune  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

2009 Pierre de Lune. The property is owned Tony Ballu, winemaker for Clos Fourtet. The small (1 hectare) biodynamically farmed vineyard is planted on sand and gravel. From 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc, the wine offers black and blue fruit aromas coupled with licorice and espresso notes. Full bodied with round textures, this rich wine ends with supple, jammy dark berry flavors. 92-94 Pts

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2008 Château Pierre de Lune  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Not a wine you see often, which is too bad, but I really like it. Round, supple, ripe and filled with lush black cherries, licorice and chocolate, with truffle accents, this is drinking quite well today. 91 Points

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2006 Château Pierre de Lune  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Ready to go, but in no danger of running out of steam, the medium-bodied wine is lush, round, fruity, and packed with smoke, espresso, dark cocoa, deep, red pit fruit, licorice and opulent tannins. 92 Points

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2005 Château Pierre de Lune  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Nice wine, soft, silky, polished with the right amount of licorice, cherry and truffle too. This is close to fully ready, so if you are waiting, wait no longer. 93 Points

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What a pleasure to taste. Silky, almost luxurious in nature on the palate. The fresh sweet, dark fruits were in full force on nose as well, accompanied by licorice, dark chocolate and smoke. The endnote on the finish continued the theme. Popped and poured, this was just great from the moment the wine hit the glass, through to the last drop. 93 Points

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Mature, with an earthy, truffle, cocoa, black cherry, licorice and smoke filled nose, this round, open wine is ready to drink. 91 Points

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Ready to drink, this charming, elegant, medium bodied wine is all about the truffle and fresh cherry notes, with plush textures. As good as this is, it's not a wine for aging. I'm going to drink my remaining bottles over the next 5 years. 92 Points

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This is described as eating perfectly ripe, sweet, polished blackberries with drops of licorice and chocolate off your table. There is not a hard edge to be found in this sexy, elegant, stylish wine. With a very small production, this will become very hard to find. 94 Points

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2004 Château Pierre de Lune  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 86

Light in color and fruit, with simple red fruits, spice and earth, this needs to be drunk up sooner than later. 86 Points

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