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Château de Sales

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2021
89
On the light side, but there is freshness, elegance, sweet fruits and a savory-edged, bight, crisp, mildly spicy, cherry oriented finish. Drink from 2024-2031.

On the light side, but there is freshness, elegance, sweet fruits and a savory-edged, bight, crisp, mildly spicy, cherry oriented finish. Drink from 2024-2031.

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2020
90
Medium-bodied, soft, forward, fresh and spicy, with a core of sweet, red pit fruits, spice, lift and dusty tannins, with a touch of cocoa and leafy herbs that come in along with the endnote. This is the best vintage of Chateau de Sales I have ever tasted. Drink from 2023-2035.

Medium-bodied, soft, forward, fresh and spicy, with a core of sweet, red pit fruits, spice, lift and dusty tannins, with a touch of cocoa and leafy herbs that come in along with the endnote. This is the best vintage of Chateau de Sales I have ever tasted. Drink from 2023-2035.

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Flowers, licorice, roasted plums, cherries, coffee bean and cocoa on the nose create the perfume. Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and vivacious, the elegant wine offers loads of ripe, red pit fruits with bitter chocolate in the finish. This is the best vintage of Chateau de Sales I have ever tasted. 90-92 Pts

Flowers, licorice, roasted plums, cherries, coffee bean and cocoa on the nose create the perfume. Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and vivacious, the elegant wine offers loads of ripe, red pit fruits with bitter chocolate in the finish. This is the best vintage of Chateau de Sales I have ever tasted. 90-92 Pts

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2019
91
With a solid core of cocoa infused, plums, flowers and wet earth, there is a nice vibrancy, freshness and silky touch to all the sweet, ripe red fruits. Elegant, refined, earthy and with a cool, truffle and herb accent on the nose, this is already nice and promises to be even better with a few years of age. Things have really been on the upswing here lately as the wines have really stepped up in quality lately starting with the 2018 vintage and 2019 is even better! Drink from 2024-2034.

With a solid core of cocoa infused, plums, flowers and wet earth, there is a nice vibrancy, freshness and silky touch to all the sweet, ripe red fruits. Elegant, refined, earthy and with a cool, truffle and herb accent on the nose, this is already nice and promises to be even better with a few years of age. Things have really been on the upswing here lately as the wines have really stepped up in quality lately starting with the 2018 vintage and 2019 is even better! Drink from 2024-2034.

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2018
86
Medium-bodied, lean, classic, floral and cherry filled, this bright wine offers a forward approach for early drinking. 85-87 Pts

Medium-bodied, lean, classic, floral and cherry filled, this bright wine offers a forward approach for early drinking. 85-87 Pts

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2017
84
Light in color and in fruit, the wine is unfussy, bright and easy to drink. This will be best in its youth.

Light in color and in fruit, the wine is unfussy, bright and easy to drink. This will be best in its youth.

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2016
88
Medium bodied, fresh, bright, but not quite crisp, the focus on the light, red fruits, with just a bit of earth for complexity. This is not very deep, but there is just enough here to please folks yearning for older, classic styles of Pomerol. This is probably the best vintage from de Sales, I recall tasting.

Medium bodied, fresh, bright, but not quite crisp, the focus on the light, red fruits, with just a bit of earth for complexity. This is not very deep, but there is just enough here to please folks yearning for older, classic styles of Pomerol. This is probably the best vintage from de Sales, I recall tasting.

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2015
84
Light, bright, crisp red fruits abound with an herbal and earthy, lean, simple, red plum finish. Springtime in Pomerol. 83 - 85 Pts

Light, bright, crisp red fruits abound with an herbal and earthy, lean, simple, red plum finish. Springtime in Pomerol. 83 - 85 Pts

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2014
86
Medium-bodied, light, bright, red berry-filled wine that is close to mature. This will be best over the next few years. Drink from 2023-2029.

Medium-bodied, light, bright, red berry-filled wine that is close to mature. This will be best over the next few years. Drink from 2023-2029.

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Light, bright, fresh, sharp, medium bodied, red fruit filled wine without a lot of depth.

Light, bright, fresh, sharp, medium bodied, red fruit filled wine without a lot of depth.

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2012
82
Light, bright, crisp red berries with a spicy, earthy accent. This will be best tasted on the young side.

Light, bright, crisp red berries with a spicy, earthy accent. This will be best tasted on the young side.

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2010
84
Light, bright, crisp red fruits abound with an herbal and earthy, lean, simple, red plum finish. Springtime in Pomerol.

Light, bright, crisp red fruits abound with an herbal and earthy, lean, simple, red plum finish. Springtime in Pomerol.

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Rustic, traditional, lean style of Pomerol with bright red fruits, earth and herbs that ends with a crisp, red plum finish.

Rustic, traditional, lean style of Pomerol with bright red fruits, earth and herbs that ends with a crisp, red plum finish.

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2009
83
From the largest vineyard in Pomerol, the wine is lean with some green character in the spicy, red berry finish. This needs to be drunk on the young side.

From the largest vineyard in Pomerol, the wine is lean with some green character in the spicy, red berry finish. This needs to be drunk on the young side.

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2008
75
Lean, tart, dry and thin, with some red berries poking through in the finish.

Lean, tart, dry and thin, with some red berries poking through in the finish.

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2006
84
Light, bright and leaning to the red, tart berry side, the wine is more interesting on the earthy, floral, slanted cherry nose, than on the light red fruit palate. This is not a wine I would hold for evolution.

Light, bright and leaning to the red, tart berry side, the wine is more interesting on the earthy, floral, slanted cherry nose, than on the light red fruit palate. This is not a wine I would hold for evolution.

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2005
85
Simple, medium bodied, fresh red berries, spice and earth aromas that finishes with red plum notes. This is not a wine for aging.

Simple, medium bodied, fresh red berries, spice and earth aromas that finishes with red plum notes. This is not a wine for aging.

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