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Clos Badon Thunevin

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2023
92
Flowers, crushed rocks, cherries, licorice, smoke, and black raspberries are easy to find, in the nose, and on the palate. Firm, and fresh, with a mineralistic-edge to the sweet, ripe, red fruits on the palate, and in the finish Give this just a year or two to soften, and come together and enjoy it over the next 12 or more years. Drink from 2027-2038. 91-93 Pts.

Flowers, crushed rocks, cherries, licorice, smoke, and black raspberries are easy to find, in the nose, and on the palate. Firm, and fresh, with a mineralistic-edge to the sweet, ripe, red fruits on the palate, and in the finish Give this just a year or two to soften, and come together and enjoy it over the next 12 or more years. Drink from 2027-2038. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
93
The first vintage as a Classified Growth does not disappoint. With a deep color, the elegant, lush, silky-textured wine is soft, polished and packed with layers of chocolate, black plums, licorice, black cherries and just a hint of espresso. The palate is loaded with sweet, black fruits, lift, and energy, leaving you with spice, dark chocolate, plums and cherries on the backend. The wine blends 65% Merlot with 35% Cabernet Franc. 15% ABV, 3.8 pH. Drink from 2025-2038. 92-94 Pts.

The first vintage as a Classified Growth does not disappoint. With a deep color, the elegant, lush, silky-textured wine is soft, polished and packed with layers of chocolate, black plums, licorice, black cherries and just a hint of espresso. The palate is loaded with sweet, black fruits, lift, and energy, leaving you with spice, dark chocolate, plums and cherries on the backend. The wine blends 65% Merlot with 35% Cabernet Franc. 15% ABV, 3.8 pH. Drink from 2025-2038. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
91
Flowers, chocolate, espresso and red fruits are easily found on the nose. The palate is polished, fresh, vibrant, medium-bodied, earthy and spicy, with a judicious touch of cocoa to accompany the red fruits in the finish. You can enjoy this on release. The wine blends 75% Merlot with 25% Cabernet Franc, 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2024-2035.

Flowers, chocolate, espresso and red fruits are easily found on the nose. The palate is polished, fresh, vibrant, medium-bodied, earthy and spicy, with a judicious touch of cocoa to accompany the red fruits in the finish. You can enjoy this on release. The wine blends 75% Merlot with 25% Cabernet Franc, 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2024-2035.

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Sweet, juicy, fresh, savory, salty-edged plums with a touch of spice, spearmint, flowers and cherries are easily found on the nose and in the vibrant, soft, polished, medium-bodied, red pit fruit filled palate. You can enjoy this on release. The wine blends 75% Merlot with 25% Cabernet Franc, 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2023-2037. 89-91

Sweet, juicy, fresh, savory, salty-edged plums with a touch of spice, spearmint, flowers and cherries are easily found on the nose and in the vibrant, soft, polished, medium-bodied, red pit fruit filled palate. You can enjoy this on release. The wine blends 75% Merlot with 25% Cabernet Franc, 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2023-2037. 89-91

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2020
92
A nice shot of licorice-laced espresso and ripe, deep plums is the first thing you notice before enjoying all the ripe, mineral driven, sweet, supple-textured, polished dark red fruits on the palate and in the vibrant finish. 91-93 Pts

A nice shot of licorice-laced espresso and ripe, deep plums is the first thing you notice before enjoying all the ripe, mineral driven, sweet, supple-textured, polished dark red fruits on the palate and in the vibrant finish. 91-93 Pts

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2019
92
Earthy, with nuances of flowers, espresso, smoke and dark ripe plums, the wine is round, lush and generous on the palate. The fruit, licorice and coffee bean-filled finish tops everything off nicely. 91-93 Pts

Earthy, with nuances of flowers, espresso, smoke and dark ripe plums, the wine is round, lush and generous on the palate. The fruit, licorice and coffee bean-filled finish tops everything off nicely. 91-93 Pts

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2018
90
Medium-bodied, soft, silky and fresh, the red fruits offer sweetness and purity. Medium-bodied, forward and ready to go, this is already delicious.

Medium-bodied, soft, silky and fresh, the red fruits offer sweetness and purity. Medium-bodied, forward and ready to go, this is already delicious.

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Licorice, smoke and wet earth with ripe dark plums on the nose and a blast of black cherry, licorice and dark mocha on the palate work perfectly here. The wine needs only a few years in the bottle before it all comes together. 90-92 Pts

Licorice, smoke and wet earth with ripe dark plums on the nose and a blast of black cherry, licorice and dark mocha on the palate work perfectly here. The wine needs only a few years in the bottle before it all comes together. 90-92 Pts

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2017
90
Smoke, earth and licorice with dark red fruits, deep color and a round, red plum finish is what you will find here. A couple years in the cellar should add more softness and complexity to the wine.

Smoke, earth and licorice with dark red fruits, deep color and a round, red plum finish is what you will find here. A couple years in the cellar should add more softness and complexity to the wine.

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2016
92
With a smoky accent, the licorice, dark red fruits, espresso and earthy nuances come through with ease. The wine is Medium/full bodied with soft tannins. It is forward, so this is perfect to enjoy on the young side. However, if you have just a little patience, there is some tannin to resolve, so yu can give it a few years in the cellar.

With a smoky accent, the licorice, dark red fruits, espresso and earthy nuances come through with ease. The wine is Medium/full bodied with soft tannins. It is forward, so this is perfect to enjoy on the young side. However, if you have just a little patience, there is some tannin to resolve, so yu can give it a few years in the cellar.

2,430 Views   Tasted
Medium/full bodied with polished tannins, ripe sweet fruit, wet earth, licorice and a juicy, energetic fruit finish, this wine will drink well early or offer more nuance with age.

Medium/full bodied with polished tannins, ripe sweet fruit, wet earth, licorice and a juicy, energetic fruit finish, this wine will drink well early or offer more nuance with age.

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2015
92
This is the best ever Clos Badon. Licorice, blackberry, smoke and earthy character move in quickly, illuminating this deep ruby beauty. Round on the palate, the wine has a fresh, plump quality of fruit that really works this year.

This is the best ever Clos Badon. Licorice, blackberry, smoke and earthy character move in quickly, illuminating this deep ruby beauty. Round on the palate, the wine has a fresh, plump quality of fruit that really works this year.

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2014
89
Earthy, lush black cherries with a fleshy, sweet, licorice and cocoa finish. 88-90 Pts

Earthy, lush black cherries with a fleshy, sweet, licorice and cocoa finish. 88-90 Pts

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2013
88
From 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV and offers notes of vanilla bean and dark cherry, an open personality and a sweet, tart and plummy finish. 87-89 Pts

From 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV and offers notes of vanilla bean and dark cherry, an open personality and a sweet, tart and plummy finish. 87-89 Pts

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2012
88
Showing depth of color, the wine is earthy with dark berries and a wild strawberry and dark chocolate finish. 87-89 Pts

Showing depth of color, the wine is earthy with dark berries and a wild strawberry and dark chocolate finish. 87-89 Pts

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2011
89
90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc create the blend. The wine reached 13.5% ABV and will be aged in 100% new oak. Deep in color with oak, toast, vanilla, jammy blackberry and earth in the nose. The wine is polished, lush and round, but there is a bit too much oak in the supple-textured finish that still needs to come together. 88-90 Pts

90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc create the blend. The wine reached 13.5% ABV and will be aged in 100% new oak. Deep in color with oak, toast, vanilla, jammy blackberry and earth in the nose. The wine is polished, lush and round, but there is a bit too much oak in the supple-textured finish that still needs to come together. 88-90 Pts

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2010
89
Clos Badon Thunevin From almost 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers scents of licorice, jammy dark berries and oak ending in a soft, sweet, fennel and blackberry finish. 88-90 Pts

Clos Badon Thunevin From almost 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers scents of licorice, jammy dark berries and oak ending in a soft, sweet, fennel and blackberry finish. 88-90 Pts

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2009
90
2009 Clos Badon - This rich, round, ripe St. Emilion wine is filled with licorice, blackberry and chocolate covered cherries. This should deliver a lot of pleasure young. 90 Pts

2009 Clos Badon - This rich, round, ripe St. Emilion wine is filled with licorice, blackberry and chocolate covered cherries. This should deliver a lot of pleasure young. 90 Pts

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2008
90
08 Clos Badon Thunevin shows deep ruby color. The wine delivers a lot of fresh black raspberry and licorice in the nose. More concentrated than previous vintages, and styled for early drinking, the wine proffers a lot of pleasure. 90-92 Pts

08 Clos Badon Thunevin shows deep ruby color. The wine delivers a lot of fresh black raspberry and licorice in the nose. More concentrated than previous vintages, and styled for early drinking, the wine proffers a lot of pleasure. 90-92 Pts

2,241 Views   Tasted
2006
90
At close to peak, this medium bodied wine delivers that elusive combination of ripe, sweet fruits, freshness, soft, elegant textures and a sweet, balanced, earthy, dark cherry and coffee bean filled finish.

At close to peak, this medium bodied wine delivers that elusive combination of ripe, sweet fruits, freshness, soft, elegant textures and a sweet, balanced, earthy, dark cherry and coffee bean filled finish.

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2005
90
Already open and accessible, licorice, coffee, black cherry, cocoa and spicy aromas play well the sensuous textures and rich, chocolate covered cherry, fennel and blackberry finish.

Already open and accessible, licorice, coffee, black cherry, cocoa and spicy aromas play well the sensuous textures and rich, chocolate covered cherry, fennel and blackberry finish.

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