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Clos La Madeleine

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2018 Clos La Madeleine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Medium bodied, silky and vibrant, the ripe, bright plums and cherries are accompanied by a strong sense of minerality and a background note of licorice which really shines. The long finish is lifted by the vitality of the ruby red fruits. Give this 4-7 years in the cellar for the wine to round -- it is going to be quite nice. 92-94 pts

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2017 Clos La Madeleine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

The salty rocks, licorice, smoke and red fruits are the first thing you'll find, but most of the excitement will happen on the palate with its silky, sweet, fresh, red fruits and licorice nuances. You can drink this early, but aging will help the wine develop more complexities.

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2016 Clos La Madeleine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Dark ruby in color, the wine offers flowers, boysenberry, crushed stone and black cherry. Medium bodied, supple and fresh, a few years in the cellar will add nuance to this wine.

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2015 Clos La Madeleine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Mineral-driven with soft, sweet, ripe fruits and polished, silky tannins, this medium-bodied, fresh, evocative wine offers ripe, lush, stony fruits from start to finish.

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2014 Clos La Madeleine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

2014 Clos La Madeliene – Vanilla, coffee, licorice and fresh cherry notes with a sweet, soft, polished texture, this wine ends on a fresh, red cherry and licorice note. The wine was produced from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. 89-91 Pts

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2013 Clos La Madeleine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Earth, oak and smoky cherries, medium bodied, with a mineral driven, cherry and fennel finish. 88-90 Pts

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2012 Clos La Madeleine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Fresh, sweet, plums, vanilla and earthy notes, with a round, forward finish.

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Minerals, flowers, earth, plum, vanilla and licorice open to a ripe, round, polished, dark and red berry-driven wine. 90-92 Pts

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2011 Clos La Madeleine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

75 % Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, create the blend. The wine opens with espresso bean, vanilla, jam and raspberry. Medium bodied, with oak and cherry in the finish. 88-91 Pts

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2010 Clos La Madeleine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

2010 Clos La Madeleine Spice, berries, licorice, oak and intense minerality, rich fruit, supple textures and a long, fresh licorice, stone and plum filled finish. This breakout vintage is the finest wine from this estate I’ve ever tasted. Situated just outside the village next to Belair-Monange, the winery is consulted by Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus, and the improvement shows. 91-93 Pts

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2009 Clos La Madeleine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

2009 Clos La Madeleine offers intense minerality, along with dark berries, in its nose. This fleshy wine is the best example from this property I remember tasting. Situated just outside the village next to Belair-Monange, the vineyard is planted on limestone based soils. The cepage is 60% merlot and 40% cabernet franc. Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus consults for the winery, and his influence shows. 89-92 Pts

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2008 Clos La Madeleine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

08 Château Clos Madeleine has a licorice, black fruit, mineral and plum filled nose.This stylish wine concludes with ripe black raspberries. The property is consulted by Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus. 90-92 Pts

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2005 Clos La Madeleine  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Medium bodied, earthy, mineral driven wine with fresh plums, cherries, tobacco and thyme. This is ready for consumption. There is no hurry to drink it. But it is not going to get much better.

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