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Château Soleil

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2021
87
Medium-bodied, soft, forward, sweet cherries, plums, licorice, chocolate, espresso and coffee bean come through, though you have to be able to look past the strong, oak influence. Drink from 2023-2028. 86-88

Medium-bodied, soft, forward, sweet cherries, plums, licorice, chocolate, espresso and coffee bean come through, though you have to be able to look past the strong, oak influence. Drink from 2023-2028. 86-88

1,523 Views   Tasted
2021
90
Dark black plums, black cherry, cocoa, espresso beans, smoke and black cherries are all over the wine. On the palate, the licorice, dark red fruits, and coffee bean are round, sweet, and fruity. Drink from 2023-2037. 89-91

Dark black plums, black cherry, cocoa, espresso beans, smoke and black cherries are all over the wine. On the palate, the licorice, dark red fruits, and coffee bean are round, sweet, and fruity. Drink from 2023-2037. 89-91

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2019
90
Round, lush and juicy, with loads of dark cocoa, licorice, black cherry and espresso, the finish is fresh, fruit-filled and already delicious to taste. You can savor this on release, or enjoy it over the following decade. 89-91 Pts

Round, lush and juicy, with loads of dark cocoa, licorice, black cherry and espresso, the finish is fresh, fruit-filled and already delicious to taste. You can savor this on release, or enjoy it over the following decade. 89-91 Pts

2,216 Views   Tasted
2019
90
A big gulp of ripe, juicy plums, blackberry, espresso and licorice on the nose and palate. Full, rich and concentrated, the wine is lush, round and forward, with a long fruity tail in the finish. 89-91 Pts

A big gulp of ripe, juicy plums, blackberry, espresso and licorice on the nose and palate. Full, rich and concentrated, the wine is lush, round and forward, with a long fruity tail in the finish. 89-91 Pts

2,652 Views   Tasted
2016
89
Medium bodied, earthy and already displaying some truffle and earthy characteristics with all the ripe, red fruits, the wine is ripe, juicy, forward, round, polished and approachable.

Medium bodied, earthy and already displaying some truffle and earthy characteristics with all the ripe, red fruits, the wine is ripe, juicy, forward, round, polished and approachable.

1,387 Views   Tasted
2015
87
Medium-bodied, ready to drink, soft, round, forward, smoky, black cherry and licorice filled wine that's perfect for easy-going pleasure.

Medium-bodied, ready to drink, soft, round, forward, smoky, black cherry and licorice filled wine that's perfect for easy-going pleasure.

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Medium bodied with a floral, plummy character, soft textures, sweet, black raspberries, licorice and a round finish that should be great on release.

Medium bodied with a floral, plummy character, soft textures, sweet, black raspberries, licorice and a round finish that should be great on release.

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2015
92
Deep, dark in color, the wine shows off its mint, licorice, flint, black cherry and smoke aromatics easily. On the palate, the Merlot dominated wine is rich, ripe, round, forward and approachable, leaving with you juicy black cherries, licorice and dusty cocoa in the finish. This should be at its best over the next 5 years or so.

Deep, dark in color, the wine shows off its mint, licorice, flint, black cherry and smoke aromatics easily. On the palate, the Merlot dominated wine is rich, ripe, round, forward and approachable, leaving with you juicy black cherries, licorice and dusty cocoa in the finish. This should be at its best over the next 5 years or so.

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Dominated by 95% Merlot, with a strong licorice and black cherry nose. The wine is silky, lush and opulent, with a lively, spice filled, plum and fennel personality.

Dominated by 95% Merlot, with a strong licorice and black cherry nose. The wine is silky, lush and opulent, with a lively, spice filled, plum and fennel personality.

1,744 Views   Tasted
2014
87
Easy drinking, forward, soft textured, cherry centered wine, with an espresso, licorice and red berry finish.

Easy drinking, forward, soft textured, cherry centered wine, with an espresso, licorice and red berry finish.

1,992 Views   Tasted
2013
85
Medium bodied with a nice, plummy character, this will be drinkable on release. 84-86 Pts

Medium bodied with a nice, plummy character, this will be drinkable on release. 84-86 Pts

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2013
88
Dominated by 95% Merlot, with an earth, plum and fennel personality, this round, open wine is ready for easy going, prime time drinking on release. 87-88 Pts

Dominated by 95% Merlot, with an earth, plum and fennel personality, this round, open wine is ready for easy going, prime time drinking on release. 87-88 Pts

1,427 Views   Tasted
2012
87
Licorice, coffee, black cherry and medium body opens into a light, cherry finish. 85-87 Pts

Licorice, coffee, black cherry and medium body opens into a light, cherry finish. 85-87 Pts

2,496 Views   Tasted
2012
89
Dominated by Merlot, the wine opens with coffee, black cherry, licorice and cocoa. Sweet, round and forward, this will be fun to drink young. 88-90 Pts

Dominated by Merlot, the wine opens with coffee, black cherry, licorice and cocoa. Sweet, round and forward, this will be fun to drink young. 88-90 Pts

2,019 Views   Tasted
2011
88
Blending 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was aged in 30% new oak. From limestone and clay terroir, the wine offers black raspberry jam and cocoa, soft tannins and a medium-bodied plummy finish. This will drink well on release. 87-89 Pts

Blending 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was aged in 30% new oak. From limestone and clay terroir, the wine offers black raspberry jam and cocoa, soft tannins and a medium-bodied plummy finish. This will drink well on release. 87-89 Pts

1,916 Views   Tasted
2011
90
From 45 year-old vines planted on a 5-hectare bed of limestone terroir, this 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc blend reached 13.5% ABV. This wine is produced with the efforts of Stephan Von Neipperg. With deep color, floral, earth and kirsch aromas, luscious texture and a fresh, chocolate- and cherry-filled finish. 89-91 Pts

From 45 year-old vines planted on a 5-hectare bed of limestone terroir, this 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc blend reached 13.5% ABV. This wine is produced with the efforts of Stephan Von Neipperg. With deep color, floral, earth and kirsch aromas, luscious texture and a fresh, chocolate- and cherry-filled finish. 89-91 Pts

1,384 Views   Tasted
2010
88
Licorice tinged cherries and earth, forward, fresh, spicy, black cherry and herb notes with sweet cassis finish.

Licorice tinged cherries and earth, forward, fresh, spicy, black cherry and herb notes with sweet cassis finish.

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Soleil 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon was used to create a wine with licorice, jammy black fruit and cassis with a milk chocolate covered, cassis finish. This wine is produced with the efforts of Stephan Von Neipperg. 86-88 Pts

Soleil 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon was used to create a wine with licorice, jammy black fruit and cassis with a milk chocolate covered, cassis finish. This wine is produced with the efforts of Stephan Von Neipperg. 86-88 Pts

2,525 Views   Tasted
2010
91
2010 Soleil Le Rival From 45 year old vines planted on a bed of limestone terroir, this 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc blend offers a complex perfume of truffle, earth, blackberry and stone aromas. Concentrated with intense dark cherries and chocolate, the wine ends with a long, fresh, mineral, cassis and cherry finish. This wine is produced with the efforts of Stephan Von Neipperg. 90-92 Pts

2010 Soleil Le Rival From 45 year old vines planted on a bed of limestone terroir, this 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc blend offers a complex perfume of truffle, earth, blackberry and stone aromas. Concentrated with intense dark cherries and chocolate, the wine ends with a long, fresh, mineral, cassis and cherry finish. This wine is produced with the efforts of Stephan Von Neipperg. 90-92 Pts

2,173 Views   Tasted
2009
89
Coffee, coconut, black cherry and licorice scents open to a round, forward style of medium/full bodied wine that ends with a chocolate, fennel and black raspberry finish.

Coffee, coconut, black cherry and licorice scents open to a round, forward style of medium/full bodied wine that ends with a chocolate, fennel and black raspberry finish.

3,415 Views   Tasted
2009 Soleil opens with licorice and dark berries. This soft textured, easy drinking wine finishes with dark jammy berries. 5,000 cases were produced. 87-90 Pts

2009 Soleil opens with licorice and dark berries. This soft textured, easy drinking wine finishes with dark jammy berries. 5,000 cases were produced. 87-90 Pts

3,191 Views   Tasted
2009
90
Forward styled and already showing well, this plush, low acid, round, chocolate, boysenberry, truffle and black cherry filled wine is a lot of fun to drink.

Forward styled and already showing well, this plush, low acid, round, chocolate, boysenberry, truffle and black cherry filled wine is a lot of fun to drink.

2,846 Views   Tasted