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Château Villars

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2022
93
Flowers, and all the chocolate-covered plums you can eat are all over the place. The wine is creamy, supple and vibrant, with sweetness, lift and ripe, deep fruits in the mid-palate and in the finish. Drink from 2025-2038. 92-94 Pts.

Flowers, and all the chocolate-covered plums you can eat are all over the place. The wine is creamy, supple and vibrant, with sweetness, lift and ripe, deep fruits in the mid-palate and in the finish. Drink from 2025-2038. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
90
The nose offers an oaky overtone before getting to its flowers and plummy red fruit. Medium-bodied, soft and approachable, the wine adds a light touch of chocolate to its red fruits in the finish. Drink from 2024-2033.

The nose offers an oaky overtone before getting to its flowers and plummy red fruit. Medium-bodied, soft and approachable, the wine adds a light touch of chocolate to its red fruits in the finish. Drink from 2024-2033.

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Soft, supple, fresh and plummy, with chocolate, licorice, and black cherries and spice. Round, forward and fruity, you can enjoy this on release. Drink from 2023-2032. 89-91

Soft, supple, fresh and plummy, with chocolate, licorice, and black cherries and spice. Round, forward and fruity, you can enjoy this on release. Drink from 2023-2032. 89-91

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2020
92
Flowers, dark cherries, smoke, cocoa and spice open the nose. On the palate, the wine is loaded with sweet, chocolate covered cherries. The finish is round, polished, and packed with fruit, surrounded by toasty oak. This offers a lot of bang for the buck for savvy Bordeaux value wine seekers. Drink from 2023-2035.

Flowers, dark cherries, smoke, cocoa and spice open the nose. On the palate, the wine is loaded with sweet, chocolate covered cherries. The finish is round, polished, and packed with fruit, surrounded by toasty oak. This offers a lot of bang for the buck for savvy Bordeaux value wine seekers. Drink from 2023-2035.

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Chocolate covered cherries with a round, polished, luscious, seductive core of fruits, espresso bean, licorice, freshness and spice that hit the spot. This offers a lot of bang for the buck for savvy Bordeaux value wine seekers. 91-93 Pts

Chocolate covered cherries with a round, polished, luscious, seductive core of fruits, espresso bean, licorice, freshness and spice that hit the spot. This offers a lot of bang for the buck for savvy Bordeaux value wine seekers. 91-93 Pts

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2019
90
Soft, supple-textured, medium-bodied, cocoa and infused, red pit fruit packed wine with a savory edge. The finish is marked by green olives and herbs in the end note. You can enjoy this easily on release. Drink from 2022-2031.

Soft, supple-textured, medium-bodied, cocoa and infused, red pit fruit packed wine with a savory edge. The finish is marked by green olives and herbs in the end note. You can enjoy this easily on release. Drink from 2022-2031.

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Luscious, rich, ripe, and dark, red fruits, espresso, licorice and dark cocoa on the nose. The wine is plush, round, and juicy with a blast of dark fruits in the finish. This offers a lot of bang for the buck for savvy, Bordeaux value wine seekers. 90-92 Pts

Luscious, rich, ripe, and dark, red fruits, espresso, licorice and dark cocoa on the nose. The wine is plush, round, and juicy with a blast of dark fruits in the finish. This offers a lot of bang for the buck for savvy, Bordeaux value wine seekers. 90-92 Pts

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2018
93
Much better in barrel than in bottle, the wine is lush, sensuous, rich and silky with layers of dark chocolate covered plums, licorice and cherries. There is ample fruit on the palate and in the long, plush finish. Give it a few years and it should fill out.

Much better in barrel than in bottle, the wine is lush, sensuous, rich and silky with layers of dark chocolate covered plums, licorice and cherries. There is ample fruit on the palate and in the long, plush finish. Give it a few years and it should fill out.

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Medium bodied, soft and forward, the wine goes in the direction of smoke, espresso, dark cocoa, licorice and red pit fruits. Give it a few years and it should fill out. 88-90 Pts

Medium bodied, soft and forward, the wine goes in the direction of smoke, espresso, dark cocoa, licorice and red pit fruits. Give it a few years and it should fill out. 88-90 Pts

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2017
87
Black cherry, plum and citrus fruits create this medium bodied, forward wine. There is fruit here but you'll also find a lot of oak in the finish.

Black cherry, plum and citrus fruits create this medium bodied, forward wine. There is fruit here but you'll also find a lot of oak in the finish.

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2016
91
Flowers, chocolate, licorice and ripe, sweet, opulent plums with a touch of crushed rock notes are all over the place here, on the nose and on the round, fresh, palate. This gem is drinking in its sweet spot today. Drink from 2023-2030.

Flowers, chocolate, licorice and ripe, sweet, opulent plums with a touch of crushed rock notes are all over the place here, on the nose and on the round, fresh, palate. This gem is drinking in its sweet spot today. Drink from 2023-2030.

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Luscious, dark, red fruits, licorice and dark cocoa, round tannins, forward, sweet, and already delicious, this will offer pleasure on release and reward aging for a few years as well.

Luscious, dark, red fruits, licorice and dark cocoa, round tannins, forward, sweet, and already delicious, this will offer pleasure on release and reward aging for a few years as well.

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2015
90
Forward, with a plush, round, polished character, the wine delivers sweet, ripe, fresh, dark berries, licorice and chocolate in every tasty, sniff and sip.

Forward, with a plush, round, polished character, the wine delivers sweet, ripe, fresh, dark berries, licorice and chocolate in every tasty, sniff and sip.

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2014
89
Lush, round, polished and packed with plenty of fat, juicy, round berries, licorice and chocolate. 89-91

Lush, round, polished and packed with plenty of fat, juicy, round berries, licorice and chocolate. 89-91

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2012
90
Forward, plush, soft and sweet, with plenty of licorice, dark chocolate, blackberry and fresh cherries in every sniff and sip, with a long sweet, fresh, fruit filled finish. This is a top Bordeaux value wine.

Forward, plush, soft and sweet, with plenty of licorice, dark chocolate, blackberry and fresh cherries in every sniff and sip, with a long sweet, fresh, fruit filled finish. This is a top Bordeaux value wine.

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2011
88
Forward, easy drinking, medium bodied, already tasty concoction of ripe, juicy, sweet plums, licorice, espresso and coffee bean. A bit oaky in the finish, this is a true wine of easy pleasure, and not a wine for long term aging. The wine was made from blending 72% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Forward, easy drinking, medium bodied, already tasty concoction of ripe, juicy, sweet plums, licorice, espresso and coffee bean. A bit oaky in the finish, this is a true wine of easy pleasure, and not a wine for long term aging. The wine was made from blending 72% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.

2,580 Views   Tasted
2010
90
If you're seeking a forward, ripe, plush wine filled with licorice, chocolate covered cherries and earth, with round, soft textures, that is drinkable on release for a fair price, look no further. It's not going to make old bones, but that misses the point on wines like this.

If you're seeking a forward, ripe, plush wine filled with licorice, chocolate covered cherries and earth, with round, soft textures, that is drinkable on release for a fair price, look no further. It's not going to make old bones, but that misses the point on wines like this.

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2009
90
A great example of a value Bordeaux wine. Licorice, black cherry and hints of dark chocolate in a round, forward style.

A great example of a value Bordeaux wine. Licorice, black cherry and hints of dark chocolate in a round, forward style.

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2008
88
Fully mature, the round, soft, fleshy, ripe licorice and dark, cherry filled wine is not overly complex, but it is fun and easy drinking. However, if you are sitting on any, it is not a wine for aging.

Fully mature, the round, soft, fleshy, ripe licorice and dark, cherry filled wine is not overly complex, but it is fun and easy drinking. However, if you are sitting on any, it is not a wine for aging.

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2005
86
Definitely better 5 years ago, the wine is in its decline. Still, if it has been well stored you can find, earthy, tobacco, leafy secondary notes accompanied by fading tones of red plums, cherries and cocoa.

Definitely better 5 years ago, the wine is in its decline. Still, if it has been well stored you can find, earthy, tobacco, leafy secondary notes accompanied by fading tones of red plums, cherries and cocoa.

2,563 Views   Tasted