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Château Puygueraud

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2023
90
Flowers, sea salt, red fruits, and licorice already show in the nose, The wine is medium-bodied, bright, fresh, fruity, and juicy, with lift, chewiness on the palate, and vibrancy in the finish. The wine blends 90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Malbec. Drink from 2026-2035. 89-91 Pts.

Flowers, sea salt, red fruits, and licorice already show in the nose, The wine is medium-bodied, bright, fresh, fruity, and juicy, with lift, chewiness on the palate, and vibrancy in the finish. The wine blends 90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Malbec. Drink from 2026-2035. 89-91 Pts.

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2023
91
Green apples, white peach, orange rind, apricot, and pineapple nuances are at the core of this, bright, fresh, juicy, white Bordeaux. Lemon rind, white peach, and flowers on the nose get the wine going. The wine is sweet, juicy, creamy, and fresh on the palate, and in the finish. The wine blends 79% Sauvignon Blanc with 21% Sauvignon Gris. Drink from 2026-2030. 91 Pts.

Green apples, white peach, orange rind, apricot, and pineapple nuances are at the core of this, bright, fresh, juicy, white Bordeaux. Lemon rind, white peach, and flowers on the nose get the wine going. The wine is sweet, juicy, creamy, and fresh on the palate, and in the finish. The wine blends 79% Sauvignon Blanc with 21% Sauvignon Gris. Drink from 2026-2030. 91 Pts.

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2022
92
Leafy herbs, spices, flowers, wet earth and cherries are at the center of the nose and character of the wine. On the palate, it is the freshness, length and cut stone minerality that stand out, starting from the mid-palate, and carrying through to the finish. The wine blends 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts.

Leafy herbs, spices, flowers, wet earth and cherries are at the center of the nose and character of the wine. On the palate, it is the freshness, length and cut stone minerality that stand out, starting from the mid-palate, and carrying through to the finish. The wine blends 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
91
Lemon rind, white peach and flowers on the nose get the wine going. The palate is juicy, sweet. and fresh, with loads of yellow and orange citrus along with a bite of green apple in the finish. The wine blends 86% Sauvignon Blanc with 14% Sauvignon Gris. Drink from 2024-2028. 91-91 Pts.

Lemon rind, white peach and flowers on the nose get the wine going. The palate is juicy, sweet. and fresh, with loads of yellow and orange citrus along with a bite of green apple in the finish. The wine blends 86% Sauvignon Blanc with 14% Sauvignon Gris. Drink from 2024-2028. 91-91 Pts.

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2021
90
Savory herbs, spices, licorice and fresh red berries open the aromatics. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, forward, bright and fruity, with a nice crisp edge to the berries in the finish. Drink from 2024-2032.

Savory herbs, spices, licorice and fresh red berries open the aromatics. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, forward, bright and fruity, with a nice crisp edge to the berries in the finish. Drink from 2024-2032.

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All the flowers, plums, spice and thyme on the nose work perfectly with the medium-bodied, soft, forward, early-drinking, charm that you will find in this fresh, plummy, wine. The wine blends 81% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2031. 89-91

All the flowers, plums, spice and thyme on the nose work perfectly with the medium-bodied, soft, forward, early-drinking, charm that you will find in this fresh, plummy, wine. The wine blends 81% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2031. 89-91

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2021
91
White peaches, green apples, lemons, flowers and lime add pop to the perfume. On the palate, the wine is sweet, juicy, creamy, crisp and tropical, with a touch of ginger and spice in the finish. Drink from 2024-2029.

White peaches, green apples, lemons, flowers and lime add pop to the perfume. On the palate, the wine is sweet, juicy, creamy, crisp and tropical, with a touch of ginger and spice in the finish. Drink from 2024-2029.

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Blending 64% Sauvignon Blanc and 36% Sauvignon Gris, you find white peaches, mango, pineapple, and honeysuckle on the nose and in the sweet, juicy, creamy, crisp, tropical edged finish. Drink from 2023-2029. 91-91

Blending 64% Sauvignon Blanc and 36% Sauvignon Gris, you find white peaches, mango, pineapple, and honeysuckle on the nose and in the sweet, juicy, creamy, crisp, tropical edged finish. Drink from 2023-2029. 91-91

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2020
92
Spearmint, tobacco leaf, cedar and red fruits create the perfume. On the palate, the wine offers is core of sweet, ripe, dark red fruits, freshness, minerality and ripe tannins with ease. Drink from 2023-2035.

Spearmint, tobacco leaf, cedar and red fruits create the perfume. On the palate, the wine offers is core of sweet, ripe, dark red fruits, freshness, minerality and ripe tannins with ease. Drink from 2023-2035.

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Dark red berries with hints of blue fruit, crushed rocks and cocoa define the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh, earthy, savory and plummy with spicy undertones in the mineral-driven finish. Things keep getting better and better every year. 91-93 Pts

Dark red berries with hints of blue fruit, crushed rocks and cocoa define the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh, earthy, savory and plummy with spicy undertones in the mineral-driven finish. Things keep getting better and better every year. 91-93 Pts

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2020
90
White flowers, lemons and green apples create the nose. On the palate, the wine offers sweet, juicy lemons with a solid touch of sea salt and mint, that carries from the mid-palate all the way through to the finish. Drink from 2023-2028.

White flowers, lemons and green apples create the nose. On the palate, the wine offers sweet, juicy lemons with a solid touch of sea salt and mint, that carries from the mid-palate all the way through to the finish. Drink from 2023-2028.

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Bright, crisp, juicy, sweet lemons and green apple with a touch of honeysuckle and peach hit all the right notes. The finish is fresh and a bit spicy. It is impossible to find a better value in white Bordeaux wine than you have here. 91 Pts

Bright, crisp, juicy, sweet lemons and green apple with a touch of honeysuckle and peach hit all the right notes. The finish is fresh and a bit spicy. It is impossible to find a better value in white Bordeaux wine than you have here. 91 Pts

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2019
92
Earthy with truffle accents along with flowers, cocoa and sweet cherries and tobacco leaf, the wine is medium-bodied, salty fresh and vibrant with a sweetness to the spicy red fruits in the finish. This is the finest vintage of Puygueraud I have ever tasted. Drink from 2022-2034.

Earthy with truffle accents along with flowers, cocoa and sweet cherries and tobacco leaf, the wine is medium-bodied, salty fresh and vibrant with a sweetness to the spicy red fruits in the finish. This is the finest vintage of Puygueraud I have ever tasted. Drink from 2022-2034.

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2019
91
White peach, orange, rind, pineapple and lemon peel nuances are found in the nose and on the palate here. Fresh, zesty and lively with a creamy touch to the sweet, yellow citrus finish. Drink from 2022-2028.

White peach, orange, rind, pineapple and lemon peel nuances are found in the nose and on the palate here. Fresh, zesty and lively with a creamy touch to the sweet, yellow citrus finish. Drink from 2022-2028.

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2018
92
Flowers, black cherry, cocoa and crushed rocks on the nose. Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and fruity, with a mineral driven dusty, plummy finish. You can enjoy this now, or wait a few years for more softness and complexity to emerge. This is the finest vintage of Puygueraud I have ever tasted.

Flowers, black cherry, cocoa and crushed rocks on the nose. Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and fruity, with a mineral driven dusty, plummy finish. You can enjoy this now, or wait a few years for more softness and complexity to emerge. This is the finest vintage of Puygueraud I have ever tasted.

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2018
90
Juicy, crisp lemons, tropical fruit, honeysuckle and white peach create a solid perfume. The wine is fresh, creamy and lifted, leaving you with sweet, creamy, green apple, lemon and lime sensations. Drink this over the next few years. It is impossible to find a better value in white Bordeaux wine than you have here.

Juicy, crisp lemons, tropical fruit, honeysuckle and white peach create a solid perfume. The wine is fresh, creamy and lifted, leaving you with sweet, creamy, green apple, lemon and lime sensations. Drink this over the next few years. It is impossible to find a better value in white Bordeaux wine than you have here.

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2018
92
Earthy with tobacco leaf, herb, licorice and wild cherry aromatics, the wine has richness, volume and length. The fruit is ripe. There is an earthiness to the fruit and density that is not usually found here. As the finish lingers, you get a sense of the minerality, which adds to the fruit and complexity. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec. 91-93 Pts

Earthy with tobacco leaf, herb, licorice and wild cherry aromatics, the wine has richness, volume and length. The fruit is ripe. There is an earthiness to the fruit and density that is not usually found here. As the finish lingers, you get a sense of the minerality, which adds to the fruit and complexity. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec. 91-93 Pts

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2018
89
It is impossible to find a better value in white Bordeaux wine than you have here. Meyer lemon, white peach, pomelo and flowers with a bright, crisp, slightly sweet, fruity character. Drink this over the next few years.

It is impossible to find a better value in white Bordeaux wine than you have here. Meyer lemon, white peach, pomelo and flowers with a bright, crisp, slightly sweet, fruity character. Drink this over the next few years.

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2017
89
Yellow citrus and floral notes with hints of orange and white peach are everywhere. Fresh and lively, this is a vibrant white Bordeaux value wine.

Yellow citrus and floral notes with hints of orange and white peach are everywhere. Fresh and lively, this is a vibrant white Bordeaux value wine.

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2017
89
Quite forward in style, the wine is soft, fresh, sweet ripe and already charming. In the finish it is easy to sense the minerality found in the vineyards .Produced from a blend of 63% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 7% Malbec. Due to the frost, 70% of the harvest was struck by the frost.

Quite forward in style, the wine is soft, fresh, sweet ripe and already charming. In the finish it is easy to sense the minerality found in the vineyards .Produced from a blend of 63% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 7% Malbec. Due to the frost, 70% of the harvest was struck by the frost.

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2016
90
Black raspberries and floral notes define the character in the nose, while the ripe, red plums and oak are busy creating the fresh, juicy, fruit and spice filled, earthy finish. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec.

Black raspberries and floral notes define the character in the nose, while the ripe, red plums and oak are busy creating the fresh, juicy, fruit and spice filled, earthy finish. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec.

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Lots of fresh, sweet, ripe, flowers and black raspberry notes on the nose. On the palate, the wine has sweet fruits, soft tannins and a ripe, fresh, fruity finish. I'm sure this is the best vintage of Puygueraud ever produced! With an earthy, clay and dark, red plum nose, the wine is forward, sweet and round in character. Produced from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec.

Lots of fresh, sweet, ripe, flowers and black raspberry notes on the nose. On the palate, the wine has sweet fruits, soft tannins and a ripe, fresh, fruity finish. I'm sure this is the best vintage of Puygueraud ever produced! With an earthy, clay and dark, red plum nose, the wine is forward, sweet and round in character. Produced from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec.

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2016
88
Blending 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sauvignon Gris, the wine hits the spot with its crisp lemon and yellow, tropical fruit tones that are made more interesting with the addition of all that honeysuckle.

Blending 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sauvignon Gris, the wine hits the spot with its crisp lemon and yellow, tropical fruit tones that are made more interesting with the addition of all that honeysuckle.

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Made from 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sauvignon Gris, this pops with lemon and pineapple aromas. Sweet, forward and refreshing, this white Bordeaux wine will be delicious for the first few years of life.

Made from 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sauvignon Gris, this pops with lemon and pineapple aromas. Sweet, forward and refreshing, this white Bordeaux wine will be delicious for the first few years of life.

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2015
90
The wine is forward, sweet and round in character which is perfect for its soft, lush, earthy, spicy juicy red and black fruits. This is already easy to enjoy.

The wine is forward, sweet and round in character which is perfect for its soft, lush, earthy, spicy juicy red and black fruits. This is already easy to enjoy.

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With an earthy, clay and dark, red plum nose, the wine is forward, sweet and round in character. Produced from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, the wine has length, character and charm.

With an earthy, clay and dark, red plum nose, the wine is forward, sweet and round in character. Produced from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, the wine has length, character and charm.

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2015
87
Pineapple and grapefruit on the nose, with a honeysuckle, orange and sweet, fresh citrus peel essence.

Pineapple and grapefruit on the nose, with a honeysuckle, orange and sweet, fresh citrus peel essence.

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2014
89
Medium bodied, forward, blending 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec produced a wine with spicy, earthy, plums and tobacco, fresh fruits and a peppery, earthy, black raspberry finish. You can drink this young with just a bit of air.

Medium bodied, forward, blending 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec produced a wine with spicy, earthy, plums and tobacco, fresh fruits and a peppery, earthy, black raspberry finish. You can drink this young with just a bit of air.

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The smoky, licorice and black raspberry nose, with its forward, sweet, round cherry pie, medium bodied, spicy character was created from a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. 87-89 Pts

The smoky, licorice and black raspberry nose, with its forward, sweet, round cherry pie, medium bodied, spicy character was created from a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. 87-89 Pts

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2013
86
Made from 55% Sauvignon Gris and 45% Sauvignon Blanc, this represents the highest percentage of Sauvignon Gris used in Bordeaux. From a 4 hectare parcel of vines planted in 1997, this is the debut vintage. Dominated by grapefruit and lemon peel, the feels lower in acidity, due to the quantity of Sauvignon Gris, however, that is not case as the wine has a pH of 3.1. 86 Pts

Made from 55% Sauvignon Gris and 45% Sauvignon Blanc, this represents the highest percentage of Sauvignon Gris used in Bordeaux. From a 4 hectare parcel of vines planted in 1997, this is the debut vintage. Dominated by grapefruit and lemon peel, the feels lower in acidity, due to the quantity of Sauvignon Gris, however, that is not case as the wine has a pH of 3.1. 86 Pts

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2013
85
Using 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, the light colored wine serves up fresh raspberry and spearmint, in a ready to drink, forward, red fruited, fresh style. 84-86 Pts

Using 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, the light colored wine serves up fresh raspberry and spearmint, in a ready to drink, forward, red fruited, fresh style. 84-86 Pts

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2012
87
Already showing secondary notes of truffle, licorice and dusty black cherries. The wine is medium bodied and ends with sweet and tart plums in the open finish.

Already showing secondary notes of truffle, licorice and dusty black cherries. The wine is medium bodied and ends with sweet and tart plums in the open finish.

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75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec produced a wine with licorice, coffee and dark berries, rustic tannins and a sweet, chocolate-coated raspberry finish. 87-89 Pts

75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec produced a wine with licorice, coffee and dark berries, rustic tannins and a sweet, chocolate-coated raspberry finish. 87-89 Pts

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2011
87
Prune, dark cherry jam and coffee bean scents lead to an open, tannic, black raspberry finish.

Prune, dark cherry jam and coffee bean scents lead to an open, tannic, black raspberry finish.

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Like La Prade, both of which are made by Nicolas Theinpont, once again utilized optical sorting machines for the harvest. Deep in color with a truffle and black cherry nose, this tannic wine is concentrated and packed with jammy black cherry and stone. 87-89 Pts

Like La Prade, both of which are made by Nicolas Theinpont, once again utilized optical sorting machines for the harvest. Deep in color with a truffle and black cherry nose, this tannic wine is concentrated and packed with jammy black cherry and stone. 87-89 Pts

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2010
89
Truffles, forest floor, sweet, dark berries and fresh cherries are found in the fresh, , earthy, spice filled wine.

Truffles, forest floor, sweet, dark berries and fresh cherries are found in the fresh, , earthy, spice filled wine.

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Deep colored, licorice and jammy blackberry scents, uncomplicated fresh, zesty, blackberry finish. 88-90 Pts

Deep colored, licorice and jammy blackberry scents, uncomplicated fresh, zesty, blackberry finish. 88-90 Pts

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2010 Puygueraud, like La Prade, both of which are made by Nicolas Theinpont, once again utilized optical sorting machines for the harvest. Produced from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, this full bodied wine is stuffed with licorice, cassis, smoke and dark cherries. 87-89 Pts

2010 Puygueraud, like La Prade, both of which are made by Nicolas Theinpont, once again utilized optical sorting machines for the harvest. Produced from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, this full bodied wine is stuffed with licorice, cassis, smoke and dark cherries. 87-89 Pts

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2010
89
George is produced by Nicolas Thienpont from the vines of Puygueraud. The wine comes from the same vineyard as Puygueraud, but it is a unique blend that is different from the better known Thienpont wine. George is not made in every vintage. Produced from 45% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot, the wine offers pepper, flowers and jammy berry scents. Tannic, the wine requires time before its black cherry and pepper profile comes around. 88-90 Pts

George is produced by Nicolas Thienpont from the vines of Puygueraud. The wine comes from the same vineyard as Puygueraud, but it is a unique blend that is different from the better known Thienpont wine. George is not made in every vintage. Produced from 45% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot, the wine offers pepper, flowers and jammy berry scents. Tannic, the wine requires time before its black cherry and pepper profile comes around. 88-90 Pts

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2009
88
Bottled June 10, from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, the wine opens with sweet licorice, tobacco, black raspberry and spice scents. Medium bodied, this ends with soft textured, sweet, black raspberry and chocolate in the finish.

Bottled June 10, from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, the wine opens with sweet licorice, tobacco, black raspberry and spice scents. Medium bodied, this ends with soft textured, sweet, black raspberry and chocolate in the finish.

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2009 Puygueraud, like La Prade, both of which are made by Nicolas Theinpont, utilized an optical sorting machine for this vintage. From a blend of 80% merlot, 15% cabernet franc, and 5% malbec, this medium bodied wine shows tannins that feel rustic. It ends with a berry filled yet slightly drying finish. 84-86 Pts

2009 Puygueraud, like La Prade, both of which are made by Nicolas Theinpont, utilized an optical sorting machine for this vintage. From a blend of 80% merlot, 15% cabernet franc, and 5% malbec, this medium bodied wine shows tannins that feel rustic. It ends with a berry filled yet slightly drying finish. 84-86 Pts

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2008
85
Medium bodied, earthy, with a citrus accent on top of the tobacco and red fruits. The wine is fully mature, and starting to fade and drop its fruit, this requires drinking over the near future.

Medium bodied, earthy, with a citrus accent on top of the tobacco and red fruits. The wine is fully mature, and starting to fade and drop its fruit, this requires drinking over the near future.

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08 Puygueraud from Nicolas Thienpont, along with help from Stephane Derenoncourt offers cassis, forest floor and black cherry aromas. This well price Bordeaux will offer a lot of bang for the buck. 87-89 Pts

08 Puygueraud from Nicolas Thienpont, along with help from Stephane Derenoncourt offers cassis, forest floor and black cherry aromas. This well price Bordeaux will offer a lot of bang for the buck. 87-89 Pts

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2005
90
Licorice, boysenberry, smoke, coffee and chocolate aromas introduce this deeply colored wine. In the mouth, the wine offers concentrated licorice, spice and plush boysenberry jam flavors with a hint of fresh cherries and pepper at the end. This was my last bottle from the case. Each bottle delivered a lot of bang for the buck as it was about $14 as a future!

Licorice, boysenberry, smoke, coffee and chocolate aromas introduce this deeply colored wine. In the mouth, the wine offers concentrated licorice, spice and plush boysenberry jam flavors with a hint of fresh cherries and pepper at the end. This was my last bottle from the case. Each bottle delivered a lot of bang for the buck as it was about $14 as a future!

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Sweet blackberry, licorice, plums and coffee scents make up the perfume. Licorice, coca, espresso and plum flavors are found in the soft, round, slightly rustic, full bodied finish. This might improve a bit, but for my palate, wines like this are best enjoyed in their youth. This was the last bottle from the case. Priced at $15 when it was first offered, this wine truly delivered a lot of bang for the buck.

Sweet blackberry, licorice, plums and coffee scents make up the perfume. Licorice, coca, espresso and plum flavors are found in the soft, round, slightly rustic, full bodied finish. This might improve a bit, but for my palate, wines like this are best enjoyed in their youth. This was the last bottle from the case. Priced at $15 when it was first offered, this wine truly delivered a lot of bang for the buck.

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2004
82
Tea in color, this light, spicy, red plum wine is fading and requires consumption.

Tea in color, this light, spicy, red plum wine is fading and requires consumption.

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2003
86
With bricking to the color, the wine display’s cigar box and forest floor notes with hints of berry in the aromatics. While the fruit is starting to fade, some sweetness remains in the short red berry, earth and tobacco finish.

With bricking to the color, the wine display’s cigar box and forest floor notes with hints of berry in the aromatics. While the fruit is starting to fade, some sweetness remains in the short red berry, earth and tobacco finish.

2,714 Views   Tasted