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Château Villemaurine

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2023
94
Silky, fresh, lush, polished, and concentrated with layers of sweet, ripe, black, and red cherries, flowers, spice, and incense in the nose, and on the palate. The wine is refined, polished, long and pure, with a sweetness to the berries in the finish. The wine blends 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc. 14.5% ABV. Drink from 2027-2042. 93-95 Pts.

Silky, fresh, lush, polished, and concentrated with layers of sweet, ripe, black, and red cherries, flowers, spice, and incense in the nose, and on the palate. The wine is refined, polished, long and pure, with a sweetness to the berries in the finish. The wine blends 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc. 14.5% ABV. Drink from 2027-2042. 93-95 Pts.

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2022
94
Flowers, red pit fruits, espresso and cocoa notes get the wine going. The wine is elegant, creamy, and fresh, with a strong underpinning sense of minerality that adds a salty touch to the vibrant red and black fruits from the mid-palate, through to the finish. The wine blends 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2042. 93-95 Pts.

Flowers, red pit fruits, espresso and cocoa notes get the wine going. The wine is elegant, creamy, and fresh, with a strong underpinning sense of minerality that adds a salty touch to the vibrant red and black fruits from the mid-palate, through to the finish. The wine blends 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2042. 93-95 Pts.

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2021
92
Flowers, orange rind, smoke, licorice, spice and plums pop in the nose while on the palate, the wine is soft, fresh and creamy, allowing the silky, fresh, plums to shine. The oak has completely integrated. Drink from 2024-2038.

Flowers, orange rind, smoke, licorice, spice and plums pop in the nose while on the palate, the wine is soft, fresh and creamy, allowing the silky, fresh, plums to shine. The oak has completely integrated. Drink from 2024-2038.

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Medium-bodied, soft, silky and fresh, with a core of sweet, juicy, plums, chocolate-covered cherries, spice and coffee bean. Drink from 2023-2038. 90-92

Medium-bodied, soft, silky and fresh, with a core of sweet, juicy, plums, chocolate-covered cherries, spice and coffee bean. Drink from 2023-2038. 90-92

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2020
94
Richly colored, the nose is filled with dark chocolate, licorice, smoke, black cherry, plum and herbs get the wine moving. On the palate the wine is lush, fleshy, sweet, ripe and polished, finishing with opulently textured fruits and freshness. This is the last vintage for Justin Onclin as the owner. The estate was sold earlier this year. 93-95 Pts

Richly colored, the nose is filled with dark chocolate, licorice, smoke, black cherry, plum and herbs get the wine moving. On the palate the wine is lush, fleshy, sweet, ripe and polished, finishing with opulently textured fruits and freshness. This is the last vintage for Justin Onclin as the owner. The estate was sold earlier this year. 93-95 Pts

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2019
94
Quite floral in nature with nuances of licorice, espresso, chocolate, black cherries and plum. The wine is rich, lush, polished and fresh, with a sensuous, velvety texture that carries through to the end note. Drink from 2024-2037.

Quite floral in nature with nuances of licorice, espresso, chocolate, black cherries and plum. The wine is rich, lush, polished and fresh, with a sensuous, velvety texture that carries through to the end note. Drink from 2024-2037.

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Bitter chocolate, plums, licorice and espresso lead the way to a supple textured, lush mouthful of ripe black plums, dark cherries, smoke, licorice and cocoa. 91-93 Pts

Bitter chocolate, plums, licorice and espresso lead the way to a supple textured, lush mouthful of ripe black plums, dark cherries, smoke, licorice and cocoa. 91-93 Pts

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2018
94
Espresso, licorice, smoke and toast aromas come along with juicy, earthy, dark red fruits and licorice. Lush, opulent, silky and fresh, the fruit lingers, which is a good thing as the berries are perfectly ripe, showing nice purity and length.

Espresso, licorice, smoke and toast aromas come along with juicy, earthy, dark red fruits and licorice. Lush, opulent, silky and fresh, the fruit lingers, which is a good thing as the berries are perfectly ripe, showing nice purity and length.

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Lively, fresh, concentrated and filled with a parfait of dark red fruits, licorice and cocoa, the wine is plush, full-bodied, rich, ripe, round and fruity with ample crushed stone notes concurring with the fruit. 93-95 Pts

Lively, fresh, concentrated and filled with a parfait of dark red fruits, licorice and cocoa, the wine is plush, full-bodied, rich, ripe, round and fruity with ample crushed stone notes concurring with the fruit. 93-95 Pts

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2017
91
From a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine is fresh, supple, sweet, and loaded with spicy dark cocoa, licorice and plums. There is a nice complexity in the salty tannins you find in the finish,.

From a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine is fresh, supple, sweet, and loaded with spicy dark cocoa, licorice and plums. There is a nice complexity in the salty tannins you find in the finish,.

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2016
93
Lush, round, medium bodied and packed with fresh, ripe red fruits, licorice, earth and mocha, the wine is forward, elegant and supple textured in the fruit filled finish.

Lush, round, medium bodied and packed with fresh, ripe red fruits, licorice, earth and mocha, the wine is forward, elegant and supple textured in the fruit filled finish.

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With ripe, luscious, dark red fruits, freshness, licorice, black cherry and hints of cocoa and espresso, the nose isn't all that tells the story here. You also find an opulent blast of ripe, juicy, dark red fruits and licorice on the palate and in the finish.

With ripe, luscious, dark red fruits, freshness, licorice, black cherry and hints of cocoa and espresso, the nose isn't all that tells the story here. You also find an opulent blast of ripe, juicy, dark red fruits and licorice on the palate and in the finish.

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80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc produced a wine with depth, flowers, licorice, plum and spice. The wine combines sweetness, length and sensual textures. This is a real success for Villemaurine.

80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc produced a wine with depth, flowers, licorice, plum and spice. The wine combines sweetness, length and sensual textures. This is a real success for Villemaurine.

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2015
93
Ready to go, this opulent, lush, wine is all about its rich core of salty, chocolate-coated black cherries, smoke, and plums with hints of spice, and licorice in the endnote. No decanting is needed here, just pop, pour, and enjoy. Drink from 2023-2032.

Ready to go, this opulent, lush, wine is all about its rich core of salty, chocolate-coated black cherries, smoke, and plums with hints of spice, and licorice in the endnote. No decanting is needed here, just pop, pour, and enjoy. Drink from 2023-2032.

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Just a beauty with its silky, sensuous personality. With little work, the wine delivers its sweet, berries, licorice and cocoa. The smoky essence gives added nuances to the wine. You can enjoy this early, or age it for more complexity.

Just a beauty with its silky, sensuous personality. With little work, the wine delivers its sweet, berries, licorice and cocoa. The smoky essence gives added nuances to the wine. You can enjoy this early, or age it for more complexity.

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With a polished, sensuous, silky style, the wine easily serves up its ripe, sweet, jammy red and dark red berries, licorice and cocoa. The smoky essence lends a nice, complex touch to the nose and palate.

With a polished, sensuous, silky style, the wine easily serves up its ripe, sweet, jammy red and dark red berries, licorice and cocoa. The smoky essence lends a nice, complex touch to the nose and palate.

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Ripe, jammy berries, lush, fat, rich, sweet, opulent fruits and a finish that lingers with the essence of pure black fruits and truffle.

Ripe, jammy berries, lush, fat, rich, sweet, opulent fruits and a finish that lingers with the essence of pure black fruits and truffle.

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2014
91
Blending 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc produced a black raspberry and licorice dominated wine, with freshness, ripe, sweet fruits and lush textures. This should be fun to drink with just a few years of bottle age.

Blending 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc produced a black raspberry and licorice dominated wine, with freshness, ripe, sweet fruits and lush textures. This should be fun to drink with just a few years of bottle age.

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Earthy minerals, flowers, spice and plums create the perfume. On the palate, this wine is glossy and delicate with an elegant, fresh red fruit finish. 89-91 Pts

Earthy minerals, flowers, spice and plums create the perfume. On the palate, this wine is glossy and delicate with an elegant, fresh red fruit finish. 89-91 Pts

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2013
88
With a coffee bean, spicy red berry and stone personality, this wine is light on its feet and will be drinkable on release with its sweet cherry charm. 88-90 Pts

With a coffee bean, spicy red berry and stone personality, this wine is light on its feet and will be drinkable on release with its sweet cherry charm. 88-90 Pts

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2012
90
An attention seeking nose, with licorice, thyme, black cherries, smoke, coffee and plum notes. Soft, polished and expressive, the open style make this a wine that will show well young.

An attention seeking nose, with licorice, thyme, black cherries, smoke, coffee and plum notes. Soft, polished and expressive, the open style make this a wine that will show well young.

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The debut vintage for consultant Hubert de Bouard, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, round and supple with red cherries, licorice, coffee, spice and freshness. 90-92 Pts

The debut vintage for consultant Hubert de Bouard, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, round and supple with red cherries, licorice, coffee, spice and freshness. 90-92 Pts

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2011
89
The licorice, smoke and black raspberry nose is more interesting than the medium bodied, red fruit and espresso bean in the finish. There is a touch of dryness in the end note. This is an interesting wine for fans of consultants. When the wine was vinified, Stephane Derenoncourt was looking over the winemaking. When the wine was aged and finished, Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus took over as consultant.

The licorice, smoke and black raspberry nose is more interesting than the medium bodied, red fruit and espresso bean in the finish. There is a touch of dryness in the end note. This is an interesting wine for fans of consultants. When the wine was vinified, Stephane Derenoncourt was looking over the winemaking. When the wine was aged and finished, Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus took over as consultant.

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The new owners spent a lot of money to upgrade their winemaking, building all new wine cellars and hired Stephane Derenoncourt for advice. Their investment continues to pay off. Smoky red berries, lush silky texture, medium body and minerality are found in this wine. 90-92 Pts

The new owners spent a lot of money to upgrade their winemaking, building all new wine cellars and hired Stephane Derenoncourt for advice. Their investment continues to pay off. Smoky red berries, lush silky texture, medium body and minerality are found in this wine. 90-92 Pts

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2010
92
Packed with oak, licorice, black raspberry, cocoa and plummy scents, the wine is fleshy, ripe, fresh, concentrated, plummy and easy to drink. Give it a few years and it should be even better.

Packed with oak, licorice, black raspberry, cocoa and plummy scents, the wine is fleshy, ripe, fresh, concentrated, plummy and easy to drink. Give it a few years and it should be even better.

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Villemaurine is located not far from the village of St. Emilion. Jammy berries, licorice, spice, pepper and plum scents pop from the glass. Lush and round, this concentrated, ripe wine is loaded with sweet, jammy black cherries and fennel. This is the finest wine I've ever tasted from this property. With a new owner, new consultant,( Stephane Derenoncourt) and a new label, they are off to a great start. 90-92 Pts

Villemaurine is located not far from the village of St. Emilion. Jammy berries, licorice, spice, pepper and plum scents pop from the glass. Lush and round, this concentrated, ripe wine is loaded with sweet, jammy black cherries and fennel. This is the finest wine I've ever tasted from this property. With a new owner, new consultant,( Stephane Derenoncourt) and a new label, they are off to a great start. 90-92 Pts

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2009
88
2009 Villemaurine, its vineyard located not far from the village of St. Emilion, starts with minerals, spicy dark berries, and fennel. With soft textures and a medium body, the wine should offer pleasure early. 87-90 Pts

2009 Villemaurine, its vineyard located not far from the village of St. Emilion, starts with minerals, spicy dark berries, and fennel. With soft textures and a medium body, the wine should offer pleasure early. 87-90 Pts

4,626 Views   Tasted