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Château Soleil

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2016 Château Soleil  (Puisseguin-St. Émilion) 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.

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2015 Château Soleil  (Puisseguin-St. Émilion) 87

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.

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2015 Château Soleil Le Rival  (Lussac-St. Émilion) 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.

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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.

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2014 Château Soleil  (Puisseguin-St. Émilion) 87

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

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2013 Château Soleil  (Puisseguin-St. Émilion) 85

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

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2013 Château Soleil Le Rival  (Lussac-St. Émilion) 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

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2012 Château Soleil  (Puisseguin-St. Émilion) 87

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

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2012 Château Soleil Le Rival  (Lussac-St. Émilion) 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

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2011 Château Soleil  (Puisseguin-St. Émilion) 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

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2011 Château Soleil Le Rival  (Lussac-St. Émilion) 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% alcohol. 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

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2010 Château Soleil  (Puisseguin-St. Émilion) 88

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

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2010 Château Soleil Le Rival  (Lussac-St. Émilion) 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

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2009 Château Soleil  (Puisseguin-St. Émilion) 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.

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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

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2009 Château Soleil Le Rival  (Lussac-St. Émilion) 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.

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