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Clos Dubreuil

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2018 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 94

Blackberry, boysenberry, licorice and dark chocolate are all over the place here. Lush, round and silky with sweetness to the fruit, concentration, opulent textures and length in the finish, this is the best vintage for Clos Dubreuil I have ever tasted. 94-96 Pts

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2017 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

With plush, round textures, the juicy, ripe black cherries are surrounded by chocolate, rainy earth and licorice notes. Soft and approachable, there is lift and sweetness to accompany the fruit-filled finish. The wine was made from 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 13.5% alcohol. Due to the frost 50% of the harvest was decimated.

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2016 Clos Dubreuil  (Lussac-St. Émilion) 94

Rich, round, deep and fresh with ample ripe, fleshy, chocolate-covered black cherries, licorice, flowers and smoke, the wine is lush, full-bodied and hedonistic.

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Chocolate-covered black raspberries, licorice and smoky notes create the perfume. On the palate, the wine is plummy, round, fresh and sweet. There is a good purity of fruit in the satin finish.

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2015 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 94

Licorice, black cherry, espresso, smoke and spice create the nose. Full bodied, round and juicy the wine is fleshy, flashy, leaving you with silky, ripe, polished, sweet, dark fruits in the endnote.

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Lush, silky, round, rich and extravagant, this wine combines sublime pleasure with carefully crafted structure. Tempting you with blast of fresh, sweet, dark, red fruits and cocoa in the foreplay, this delight leaves you with a rush of dark chocolate in the endnote. From a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, which could change before bottling, the wine reached 14.5% alcohol.

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2014 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Chocolate and black raspberry notes in the nose pair well with the plush, soft, fresh black cherries on the palate. This wine is smooth with freshness in the fruit. From a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is the first vintage to include Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. The wine reached 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.65. 91-93 Pts

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2013 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Fresh herbs, bright cherries, soft, fresh red fruits, cocoa and licorice all produced in an open, forward, round, polished charming style, make this a nice for current and short term drinking.

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Jammy black raspberry, cocoa, licorice, vanilla and earth lead to a medium-bodied, round-textured wine with juicy plum and cherry notes in the finish. Blending 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% alcohol. From low yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare, 58% of the harvest was placed into the Grand Vin. 89-91 Pts

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2012 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

The wine shows good color, with a smoky, floral nose, silky, soft, rich textures and fresh, ripe sweet, dark berries on the finish. The final blend is 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc.

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The first vintage to include fruit from the recently purchased vines, it was produced from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Jammy black cherries and licorice notes lead to a fleshy and sweet licorice- and berry-filled wine. 90-92 Pts

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2011 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Polished, silky, rich fruits, juicy, ripe black cherries with plum and truffle are found in this appealing wine.

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Blending 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc produced a wine with coffee, vanilla, smoke, black and blue fruit with minerality in the aromatics. Aged in 100% new oak, this plush, tannic wine ends with a fresh, blackberry, oak and red plum finish. 90-92 Pts

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2010 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Deep in color, with pungent notes of black licorice, espresso bean, chocolate, blackberry and cherry liqueur. The rich wine is plush, opulent and hedonistic with a long, intense decadent finish.

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Licorice, truffle, jammy dark berries and dark chocolate flavors open to a plush, polished, rich, fresh, opulent wine of pleasure. This opulent wine will drink well young.

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Clos Dubreuil - Dark purple in color, with licorice, smoke, coffee, earth and spice filled aromatics gets even better with the decadent palate feel and chocolate covered, dark, black cherry finish. 91-93 Pts

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2009 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 94

Deep in color, the nose is packed with black raspberries, smoke, flowers, earth, espresso bean and minerality. This is a very sensuous, opulent wine with layers of fruit, dark chocolate and spice. Drink this hedonistic wine now, or age it for a decade.

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Inky in color with dark purple accents, vanilla, black licorice, spice, truffle, black cherry jam and spice box aromas make up the perfume. Rich, plush and concentrated with waves of ripe, dark berries and cocoa, this lush, sweet, fat wine ends with a deep, multi-layered, blackberry and cherry liqueur filled finish. This will drink great on release and improve with age.

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2009 Clos Dubreuil is stuffed with aromas of black raspberries, limestone, dark cherries, and espresso beans. Full bodied with rich, supple textures, the 2009 is a major improvement over previous vintages. The wine is concentrated with jammy berry, plum, and chocolate flavors. 92-94 Pts

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2008 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Truffle, plum, jam, smoke, chocolate and black licorice scents are there from the moment you pop a cork. The wine is lush round, fat and juicy. On the palate the wine is loaded with dark chocolate, salty tannins and ripe, spicy fruits. Drink it now, or wait another year or two, and it could be even better.

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The first vintage to include the .5 hectares of 55 year old, Cabernet Franc vines purchased the year before. This brought the blend to 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The wine is filled with fresh, sweet black cherries, plum, chocolate, smoke, tobacco and earth. On the palate, the wine is soft, smooth and round.

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Coffee, vanilla, licorice, black raspberry and smokey aromas opens up a silky, opulently textured wine that finishes with sweet, blackberry, chocolate and plum flavors.

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2007 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

The first vintage to include 2 new hectares of vines which featured .5 hectares of old vine, Cabernet Franc. However, due to the vintage, the Cabernet Franc did not end up achieving enough ripeness to be included in the final blend, which became 100% Merlot. Medium boded, with a touch of green character along with the mineral driven, soft, red cherry personality. This is a wine to drink on the young side.

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2006 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Truffle, strawberry jam, dark chocolate and black raspberry notes are easy to pick out from the perfume . The developed wine is soft, with silky smooth tannins and a fresh, sweet, red and black plummy finish that lingers. This is drinking in the right place today for pleasure seekers..

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Black cherry, licorice and oak notes lead to a structured, tannic, youthful wine with tannic, black cherry filled finish. Give this another 3-5 years before popping a cork.

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2005 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Earthy, with cocoa, espresso, plum, licorice, wet earth and black raspberry in the nose. This quickly moves to a fresh, soft, sweet, silky, lushly textured wine with a blast of fresh cherries and chocolate in the finish that can be enjoyed now, or aged for further development.

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From low yields of only 26 hectoliters per hectare, the wine can be considered experimental for the property. To reduce the yields, Benoit Trocard cut the number of bunches per vine down to 6 vines per vine, which is less than usual. With an intriguing nose of espresso bean, vanilla, black raspberry, fresh herbs and minerality, the wine is still young. With good freshness, there is a lot to like in the fat, plummy finish.

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2004 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Mostly secondary notes in the nose with truffle, licorice, smoke and wet earth. The fruit is fading. Fully mature and requiring consumption, drink his sooner than later for the last of its soft, spicy red berries.

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Plush, round and charming, the wine is filled with licorice, fresh, sweet cherries and plums with dark chocolate to round it out.

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2003 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Fully mature, the debut vintage for the new owner is slightly past its best days. Still, there is a lot of ripe, juicy plums, cherries and tobacco coupled with round textures to be enjoyed. The finish however, is a bit dry and dusty. Drink up.

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The first vintage for Benoit Trocard opens with tobacco, cigar box, smoke and cherries. Close to fully mature, I’d drink this sooner than later to preserve the plush, sweet plum and cherry fruits. There is a slight dryness to the tannins in the finish.

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2002 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 86

Tight on the nose, the wine needs coaxing before any mocha tinged, red fruits emerge. On the palate, the wine is on the tart side and requires drinking.

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2001 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Earth, spice, smoke, tobacco and plum notes create the aromatic profile. Produced from a blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine was aged in 100% new, French oak, the wine is rich, sweet and fresh, with a smoky, black raspberry finish. There is no reason to age this any longer as it's not going to get any better.

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2000 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Chocolate fudge, truffle, cherries and mint scents open to a mature, soft, plush textured wine with a sweet, black cherry, licorice and dark chocolate finish. Produced from a blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine was aged in 100% new, French oak. This is drinking in prime time today.

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1998 Clos Dubreuil  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Produced by the family who owns Chateau Tertre Roteboeuf, this 100% Merlot wine is very plush and opulent. Close to fully mature. What this wine lacks in complexity it makes up for in pleasure. There is no reason to hold this wine any longer, since I doubt it will improve

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