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Château de Candale

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2023
92
Round, forward, sweet, black cherries, with licorice, cocoa, and a sprig of mint come through in the nose, and on the soft, polished palate. This is going to be delicious on release, and should provide pleasure, while improving for at least a decade after that. The wine blends 75% Merlot with 25% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts.

Round, forward, sweet, black cherries, with licorice, cocoa, and a sprig of mint come through in the nose, and on the soft, polished palate. This is going to be delicious on release, and should provide pleasure, while improving for at least a decade after that. The wine blends 75% Merlot with 25% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
91
Black cherries, espresso and flowers are what you expect from the wine, due to its deep color. The wine is soft, fresh, elegant, medium-bodied, forward, round and fruity, on the palate and on the backend. Drink from 2025-2037. 90-92 Pts.

Black cherries, espresso and flowers are what you expect from the wine, due to its deep color. The wine is soft, fresh, elegant, medium-bodied, forward, round and fruity, on the palate and on the backend. Drink from 2025-2037. 90-92 Pts.

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2021
89
Produced from 100% Merlot, the wine is soft, medium-bodied, easy-drinking and ready to deliver its sweet, plums with a dash of cocoa as soon as the wine hits the stores. Drink from 2024-2031.

Produced from 100% Merlot, the wine is soft, medium-bodied, easy-drinking and ready to deliver its sweet, plums with a dash of cocoa as soon as the wine hits the stores. Drink from 2024-2031.

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2021
88
Bright, fresh and fruity with a raspberry, smoke and espresso edge to the crisp, juicy red fruit on the palate. Drink from 2023-2032. 87-89

Bright, fresh and fruity with a raspberry, smoke and espresso edge to the crisp, juicy red fruit on the palate. Drink from 2023-2032. 87-89

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2020
91
Over the past few years, de Candale has been improving and 2020 continues that trend. Medium-bodied, soft, silky and vibrant, the elegant, supple-texture wine leaves you with a sweet layer of black cherries with a touch of spice in the endnote. Drink from 2023-2038.

Over the past few years, de Candale has been improving and 2020 continues that trend. Medium-bodied, soft, silky and vibrant, the elegant, supple-texture wine leaves you with a sweet layer of black cherries with a touch of spice in the endnote. Drink from 2023-2038.

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2020
91
Mineral driven, dark red fruits, savory herbs and a touch of oak are the first things you notice. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied,, with silky tannins, freshness and salinity in the endnote. This should be delicious to drink shortly after release. 90-92 Pts

Mineral driven, dark red fruits, savory herbs and a touch of oak are the first things you notice. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied,, with silky tannins, freshness and salinity in the endnote. This should be delicious to drink shortly after release. 90-92 Pts

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2019
90
With a dark ruby color, the wine is round, rich, plush and polished, showing a lot of ripe, sweet pit fruits, jam and black cherries with a dollop of chocolate in the medium-bodied, fresh finish. This should be delicious to drink on release. 89-91 Pts

With a dark ruby color, the wine is round, rich, plush and polished, showing a lot of ripe, sweet pit fruits, jam and black cherries with a dollop of chocolate in the medium-bodied, fresh finish. This should be delicious to drink on release. 89-91 Pts

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2018
90
Toffee, espresso, plum and cherry tones come up in the nose. Medium-bodied, fresh and bright, with soft, round red pit fruits I the finish. The wine will be just great on release.

Toffee, espresso, plum and cherry tones come up in the nose. Medium-bodied, fresh and bright, with soft, round red pit fruits I the finish. The wine will be just great on release.

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Round, juicy, mature and fresh, there is an admirable sweetness to the juicy red fruits. There is energy in the cherries, cocoa and licorice which powers through to the finish. 89-91 Pts

Round, juicy, mature and fresh, there is an admirable sweetness to the juicy red fruits. There is energy in the cherries, cocoa and licorice which powers through to the finish. 89-91 Pts

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2017
88
Black cherry, earth, licorice and flower aromas pique your interest in this medium bodied, early drinking wine. Prepare for an blitz of sweet cherry on the palate and in the finish.

Black cherry, earth, licorice and flower aromas pique your interest in this medium bodied, early drinking wine. Prepare for an blitz of sweet cherry on the palate and in the finish.

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2016
90
Forward, elegant and medium-bodied, the wine is smoky with licorice accented ripe, juicy plums, ending with a soft, polished finish.

Forward, elegant and medium-bodied, the wine is smoky with licorice accented ripe, juicy plums, ending with a soft, polished finish.

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Refined elegance with juicy ripe plum, licorice, black cherry and smoke, this medium/full-bodied wine has soft, polished tannins and a fine, fruity finish.

Refined elegance with juicy ripe plum, licorice, black cherry and smoke, this medium/full-bodied wine has soft, polished tannins and a fine, fruity finish.

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2015
89
A forward and dapper charmer with supple textures, soft, round and fruity with a nice blast of licorice, black cherry and espresso in the finish.

A forward and dapper charmer with supple textures, soft, round and fruity with a nice blast of licorice, black cherry and espresso in the finish.

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2009
89
Forward, soft, round and fruity, with a nice blast of licorice, black cherry and oak in the finish.

Forward, soft, round and fruity, with a nice blast of licorice, black cherry and oak in the finish.

2,218 Views   Tasted