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Château du Parc

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2018 Château du Parc  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Medium-bodied and open, the wine focuses on plum, cherry, coffee bean and licorice that is delivered in an easy-to-like style. You can drink this on release or age it a few years. 87-89 Pts

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2017 Château du Parc  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

Medium bodied with a delicate, plummy character and licorice, espresso and floral accents, this is soft, forward and made for early drinking delight.

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2016 Château du Parc  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

Ripe dark red fruits, jam, licorice and smoke aromas open the perfume. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, energetic, fruity and with a discernible oaky side to its character. I like the wine, but I would like it even more with a bit less wood.

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Medium bodied and ripe with good fruit, there is too much oak to fruit in this vintage.

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2015 Château du Parc  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

An oak heavy nose, with licorice, black cherry and cocoa to help mellow out the strong espresso notes. Round, plush and forward, with a sweet, black raspberry, dark plum and espresso finish. 87-89 Pts

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2014 Château du Parc  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Oak, stone and dark berries are paired with a forward, medium bodied, round, dark plum core that is easy to drink and to like. 87-89 Pts

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2013 Château du Parc  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 86

With fresh raspberries, oak and a medium-bodied red cherry and plum character, this wine will be best young. 85-87 Pts

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2012 Château du Parc  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Medium bodied, forward, soft, early drinking with a plum and vanilla character that is already showing well.

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With a ruby color, oak, licorice, coffee, spice and black raspberries are up front with little effort. On the palate, the wine is ripe, sweet, soft, and filled with ripe black cherries. 88-90 Pts

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2011 Château du Parc  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

The true debut vintage for Alain Raynaud for this St. Emilion estate, which Raynaud purchased in 2010. Made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, with vines averaging 25 years of age, the wine opens with black pepper, earth, espresso, blackberry, red plum and blueberry aromas, this soft textured, medium bodied wine should offer pleasure early. The wine reached 13.5% alcohol. 88-90 Pts

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2010 Château du Parc  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

Recently purchased by the consultant Alain Raynaud, while this is the official debut vintage for Raynaud, he did not begin to make the wines until the following year. Located not far from the sandy soils of Monbousquet, the wine offers good color, spice and black raspberries with a touch oak, medium/full body and the ability to be enjoyed on the young side.

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