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Château Soutard

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2023
94
Licorice, flowers, black cherries, and chocolate define the core of this wine. The wine is elegant, creamy, fresh, pure, and precise, The finish combines silky tannins, crushed stones, and fresh, red fruits. Drink from 2026-2047. 93-95 Pts.

Licorice, flowers, black cherries, and chocolate define the core of this wine. The wine is elegant, creamy, fresh, pure, and precise, The finish combines silky tannins, crushed stones, and fresh, red fruits. Drink from 2026-2047. 93-95 Pts.

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2022
95
The color is shiny black, purple. On the palate, the wine is powerful, concentrated, dark, and deep, with multiple layers of chocolate-coated plums, blackberries, licorice and spice. The wine is sensuous, opulent, and rich. The finish allows you to linger with all of its layers of chocolate and black fruits. This could be the finest vintage of Soutard ever produced! 76% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% whole-bunch, fermented Malbec makes the blend. Drink from 2026-2047. 94-96 Pts.

The color is shiny black, purple. On the palate, the wine is powerful, concentrated, dark, and deep, with multiple layers of chocolate-coated plums, blackberries, licorice and spice. The wine is sensuous, opulent, and rich. The finish allows you to linger with all of its layers of chocolate and black fruits. This could be the finest vintage of Soutard ever produced! 76% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% whole-bunch, fermented Malbec makes the blend. Drink from 2026-2047. 94-96 Pts.

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2021
93
Red and black plums, spice, smoke, licorice, espresso and flowers produce an engaging perfume. The palate, with its layers of red fruits, soft, refined, creamy textures and cherries tastes and feels great. The wine is a blend of 70% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Malbec. Drink from 2024-2038.

Red and black plums, spice, smoke, licorice, espresso and flowers produce an engaging perfume. The palate, with its layers of red fruits, soft, refined, creamy textures and cherries tastes and feels great. The wine is a blend of 70% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Malbec. Drink from 2024-2038.

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Showing a nice depth of color, the wine is soft, round, polished, rich and fruity, with silky tannins and freshness from start to finish. The creamy finish leaves you with a touch of spice in the endnote. The wine is a blend of 70% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Malbec. Drink from 2024-2040. 92-94

Showing a nice depth of color, the wine is soft, round, polished, rich and fruity, with silky tannins and freshness from start to finish. The creamy finish leaves you with a touch of spice in the endnote. The wine is a blend of 70% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Malbec. Drink from 2024-2040. 92-94

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2020
94
Flowers, 5 spice, herbs, smoke and licorice blend with the red berries and pit fruits perfectly in the bouquet. On the palate, the wine is concentrated and rich, yet light on its feet, elegant, balanced and fresh. The finish lingers with an array of ripe, red, black and blue fruits, licorice and a salinity on the backend with just a hint of cocoa that seals the deal. This is the finest vintage of Soutard I have ever tasted! Drink from 2025-2045.

Flowers, 5 spice, herbs, smoke and licorice blend with the red berries and pit fruits perfectly in the bouquet. On the palate, the wine is concentrated and rich, yet light on its feet, elegant, balanced and fresh. The finish lingers with an array of ripe, red, black and blue fruits, licorice and a salinity on the backend with just a hint of cocoa that seals the deal. This is the finest vintage of Soutard I have ever tasted! Drink from 2025-2045.

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The complex set of aromatics opens with 5 spice, smoke, licorice, tobacco leaf, chocolate and blackberry liqueur notes. Full-bodied, lush, opulent and silky, the wine is deep, concentrated and rich, yet light on its feet, elegant, balanced and fresh. The finish lingers with an array of ripe, red, black and blue fruits, licorice and toasty oak. There is a lot going on here, so give it some time to come together, maybe 6 years or more. 93-95 Pts

The complex set of aromatics opens with 5 spice, smoke, licorice, tobacco leaf, chocolate and blackberry liqueur notes. Full-bodied, lush, opulent and silky, the wine is deep, concentrated and rich, yet light on its feet, elegant, balanced and fresh. The finish lingers with an array of ripe, red, black and blue fruits, licorice and toasty oak. There is a lot going on here, so give it some time to come together, maybe 6 years or more. 93-95 Pts

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2019
95
Full-bodied, rich, lush, silky and vibrant, the wine is packed to the gills with layers of earthy, dark red fruits, flowers, freshness and purity. Elegant in style, the wine is medium-bodied, refined and clean, with a beautiful purity of fruit that shines. This is the finest vintage of Soutard I have ever tasted! Drink from 2024, 2050.

Full-bodied, rich, lush, silky and vibrant, the wine is packed to the gills with layers of earthy, dark red fruits, flowers, freshness and purity. Elegant in style, the wine is medium-bodied, refined and clean, with a beautiful purity of fruit that shines. This is the finest vintage of Soutard I have ever tasted! Drink from 2024, 2050.

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2018
93
Showing much better in bottle than in barrel, the wine is medium/full-bodied, soft, silky, elegant and fresh. The fruit is sweet, pure, refined, long and lifted, with good length and vibrancy in the finish. The wine is a blend of 61% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Malbec.

Showing much better in bottle than in barrel, the wine is medium/full-bodied, soft, silky, elegant and fresh. The fruit is sweet, pure, refined, long and lifted, with good length and vibrancy in the finish. The wine is a blend of 61% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Malbec.

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Medium-bodied, fresh, stony and fruity, the wine is round and fleshy with an herb, tobacco leaf and licorice accent on top of the red berries in the finish. 89-91 Pts

Medium-bodied, fresh, stony and fruity, the wine is round and fleshy with an herb, tobacco leaf and licorice accent on top of the red berries in the finish. 89-91 Pts

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2017
90
Fennel, cherry and cocoa aromas blend with luscious, red fruits, soft but present tannins and a crisp, bright, red berry finish

Fennel, cherry and cocoa aromas blend with luscious, red fruits, soft but present tannins and a crisp, bright, red berry finish

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2016
90
A touch of oak on the nose brings you to the licorice and red fruits. The wine is soft, medium bodied, open and finishes with sweet red cherries.

A touch of oak on the nose brings you to the licorice and red fruits. The wine is soft, medium bodied, open and finishes with sweet red cherries.

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An attractively deep color, there is a saline quality to the tannins with ripe, dark red berries and ample flesh. The wine starts out well, with good texture, volume, and sweet, fruit, but as hard as it tries, it falls a bit short in the finish.

An attractively deep color, there is a saline quality to the tannins with ripe, dark red berries and ample flesh. The wine starts out well, with good texture, volume, and sweet, fruit, but as hard as it tries, it falls a bit short in the finish.

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2015
90
Floral notes meld with black raspberries, licorice, espresso and dark chocolate giving the wine its character. The wine has soft tannins and an approachable, forward personality.

Floral notes meld with black raspberries, licorice, espresso and dark chocolate giving the wine its character. The wine has soft tannins and an approachable, forward personality.

3,543 Views   Tasted
Flowery with fresh, vibrant, sweet black raspberries, licorice, espresso, soft tannins and an approachable personality.

Flowery with fresh, vibrant, sweet black raspberries, licorice, espresso, soft tannins and an approachable personality.

3,229 Views   Tasted
2014
89
Floral aromas, paired with fresh red berries and licorice on the nose, this elegant medium-bodied wine carries the red fruit theme all the way through to the finish. 88-90 Pts

Floral aromas, paired with fresh red berries and licorice on the nose, this elegant medium-bodied wine carries the red fruit theme all the way through to the finish. 88-90 Pts

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2013
88
Truffle and black raspberries make an appearance once past the initial oak in the nose. Medium bodied and easy to drink with sweet red cherries and spice in the middle, this wine will be enjoyable in its youth. 88-90 Pts

Truffle and black raspberries make an appearance once past the initial oak in the nose. Medium bodied and easy to drink with sweet red cherries and spice in the middle, this wine will be enjoyable in its youth. 88-90 Pts

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2012
89
Coffee bean, jammy cherries, licorice, truffle and blackberry notes open to a dark cherry, stone and licorice filled wine with a sweet, kirsch finish. 87-90 Pts

Coffee bean, jammy cherries, licorice, truffle and blackberry notes open to a dark cherry, stone and licorice filled wine with a sweet, kirsch finish. 87-90 Pts

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2011
90
From 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV. Fennel, truffle and black raspberry can be found in this medium-bodied wine with a cherry-filled, round finish. 90-91 Pts

From 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV. Fennel, truffle and black raspberry can be found in this medium-bodied wine with a cherry-filled, round finish. 90-91 Pts

3,235 Views   Tasted
2010
88
2010 Soutard Using 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this medium bodied, licorice, earth and black raspberry tinged wine offers soft textures and a black cherry finish. 87-89 Pts

2010 Soutard Using 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this medium bodied, licorice, earth and black raspberry tinged wine offers soft textures and a black cherry finish. 87-89 Pts

4,727 Views   Tasted
2009
90
Coffee, licorice, black raspberry and strawberry notes lead to a medium bodied, fresh,soft textured red and dark berry filled, St. Emilion wine.

Coffee, licorice, black raspberry and strawberry notes lead to a medium bodied, fresh,soft textured red and dark berry filled, St. Emilion wine.

5,350 Views   Tasted
2008
88
Tannic, oaky, bright red fruits, espresso, licorice and a lot of freshness on the nose and palate. The wine should age well, but perhaps without a lot of charm.

Tannic, oaky, bright red fruits, espresso, licorice and a lot of freshness on the nose and palate. The wine should age well, but perhaps without a lot of charm.

3,071 Views   Tasted
2006
86
Fresh, bright, crisp, firm, classic styled wine with oak, juicy plums, licorice and tobacco leaf notes on the nose and palate.

Fresh, bright, crisp, firm, classic styled wine with oak, juicy plums, licorice and tobacco leaf notes on the nose and palate.

2,054 Views   Tasted
2005
85
Medium bodied, ripe, forward, already developed wine with a licorice, earth and cherry personality. Soft, ready to drink, but without complexity or distinction.

Medium bodied, ripe, forward, already developed wine with a licorice, earth and cherry personality. Soft, ready to drink, but without complexity or distinction.

6,037 Views   Tasted
2000
88
Firm, strict, hard style of wine that is better on the floral, cherry, thyme and earthy, smoky nose than on the still, tannic, , crisp, palate. It's interesting that although they want to produce a modern, styled wine, this is really more in the old school, classic vein.

Firm, strict, hard style of wine that is better on the floral, cherry, thyme and earthy, smoky nose than on the still, tannic, , crisp, palate. It's interesting that although they want to produce a modern, styled wine, this is really more in the old school, classic vein.

3,996 Views   Tasted