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Clos Lunelles

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2023
93
Flowers, licorice, spice, chocolate-coated black cherries, mint, and black plums get the aromatics going. On the palate, the wine is concentrated, with a salty, black with red fruit core of ripe, sweet, fresh berries. The salty-chocolate fruits linger on the palate, and in the finish with their mineral-driven essence. The wine was made from blending 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc, 14.42% ABV, 3.63 pH. Drink from 2028-2040. 92-94 Pts.

Flowers, licorice, spice, chocolate-coated black cherries, mint, and black plums get the aromatics going. On the palate, the wine is concentrated, with a salty, black with red fruit core of ripe, sweet, fresh berries. The salty-chocolate fruits linger on the palate, and in the finish with their mineral-driven essence. The wine was made from blending 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc, 14.42% ABV, 3.63 pH. Drink from 2028-2040. 92-94 Pts.

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2022
94
Dark chocolate, black cherries, blackberries, smoke, wet earth and forest leaf aromas show in the nose. The wine is rich, dense, opulent and mineral-driven, so you find a strong, oceanic-influence that comes along with the plums, black cherries and cocoa. The low pH provides ample lift and energy in the tense finish that is perfect for its wealth of fruit. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, 14.63% ABV, 3.57 pH. Drink from 2025-2040. 93-95 Pts.

Dark chocolate, black cherries, blackberries, smoke, wet earth and forest leaf aromas show in the nose. The wine is rich, dense, opulent and mineral-driven, so you find a strong, oceanic-influence that comes along with the plums, black cherries and cocoa. The low pH provides ample lift and energy in the tense finish that is perfect for its wealth of fruit. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, 14.63% ABV, 3.57 pH. Drink from 2025-2040. 93-95 Pts.

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2021
93
One of the dark colored wines of the appellation opens with cherries, black raspberries, wet earth, flowers and fresh leaves in the perfume. The palate is loaded with sweet, ripe, cocoa dusted black cherries, cappuccino, hints of blueberries and ends with a salty, mineral-driven edge. The wine blends 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2038.

One of the dark colored wines of the appellation opens with cherries, black raspberries, wet earth, flowers and fresh leaves in the perfume. The palate is loaded with sweet, ripe, cocoa dusted black cherries, cappuccino, hints of blueberries and ends with a salty, mineral-driven edge. The wine blends 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2038.

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Black cherries, black raspberries, flowers and chocolate in the nose, the wine shows good color along with ample sweet, tart and salty black plums, bitter cocoa and savory herbs in the supple-textured finish. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, 14.45% ABV. Drink from 2025-2040. 91-93

Black cherries, black raspberries, flowers and chocolate in the nose, the wine shows good color along with ample sweet, tart and salty black plums, bitter cocoa and savory herbs in the supple-textured finish. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, 14.45% ABV. Drink from 2025-2040. 91-93

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2020
94
Full-bodied, racy, and sensual, the wine is lush, opulent, and rich, coating your palate with multiple layers of black plums, black cherries, licorice, chalky tannins, and crushed rocks. There is intensity, length, complexity, and opulence that is already just great. But wait for a bit, and it promises to be even better. This is the equal of many of the best Saint-Emilion wines as it comes from similar, limestone terroirs. Drink from 2024-2045.

Full-bodied, racy, and sensual, the wine is lush, opulent, and rich, coating your palate with multiple layers of black plums, black cherries, licorice, chalky tannins, and crushed rocks. There is intensity, length, complexity, and opulence that is already just great. But wait for a bit, and it promises to be even better. This is the equal of many of the best Saint-Emilion wines as it comes from similar, limestone terroirs. Drink from 2024-2045.

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Opaque in color, the wine explodes with notes of flowers, licorice, blackberry, crushed rocks, plum liqueur and espresso. Thick, rich, lusciously textured and intense, the salinity from the deep limestone terroir shines through right from the start through to the opulent, velvety finish. This is the equal of many of the best Saint-Emilion terroirs. But it needs time to come together, so please wait at least 7 or more years before pulling a cork. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. 94-96 Pts

Opaque in color, the wine explodes with notes of flowers, licorice, blackberry, crushed rocks, plum liqueur and espresso. Thick, rich, lusciously textured and intense, the salinity from the deep limestone terroir shines through right from the start through to the opulent, velvety finish. This is the equal of many of the best Saint-Emilion terroirs. But it needs time to come together, so please wait at least 7 or more years before pulling a cork. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. 94-96 Pts

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2017
92
Dark plums, flowers and boysenberry are the opening before moving on to the luscious, sweet, ripe, juicy, plummy fruit. This is surprisingly rich for the vintage. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc.

Dark plums, flowers and boysenberry are the opening before moving on to the luscious, sweet, ripe, juicy, plummy fruit. This is surprisingly rich for the vintage. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc.

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2016
92
Plums, black cherry and licorice scents are what you notice first, but it's the luscious, dark, red berries and stone sensations that grab your attention. The finish delivers cocoa, licorice and juicy, black fruits.

Plums, black cherry and licorice scents are what you notice first, but it's the luscious, dark, red berries and stone sensations that grab your attention. The finish delivers cocoa, licorice and juicy, black fruits.

2,473 Views   Tasted
2015
93
Dark ruby in color, the wine offers stone, black and red fruits with fennel characteristics. Full bodied, rich and concentrated, the finish is lush and silky on the palate.

Dark ruby in color, the wine offers stone, black and red fruits with fennel characteristics. Full bodied, rich and concentrated, the finish is lush and silky on the palate.

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Dark in color with an earthy, dark, red berry, licorice and stone personality, this wine is rich and powerful, yet softly textured, lush and silky on the palate. This is perhaps the best vintage yet for Clos Lunelles.

Dark in color with an earthy, dark, red berry, licorice and stone personality, this wine is rich and powerful, yet softly textured, lush and silky on the palate. This is perhaps the best vintage yet for Clos Lunelles.

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2014
90
Black cherry, plum, licorice, espresso and smoke in the nose leads to a concentrated, tannic, oaky mineral driven wine that will require time to soften and come together. 89-91 Pts

Black cherry, plum, licorice, espresso and smoke in the nose leads to a concentrated, tannic, oaky mineral driven wine that will require time to soften and come together. 89-91 Pts

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2013
89
Wet earth, leaf and spicy cherry flavors are concentrated for the vintage. The wine will need a few years to soften before its minty, dark red berries are fully mature. 88-90 Pts

Wet earth, leaf and spicy cherry flavors are concentrated for the vintage. The wine will need a few years to soften before its minty, dark red berries are fully mature. 88-90 Pts

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2012
91
Ruby in color with intense stone, oak and spicy black cherries and anise, the wine is medium-bodied with elegant, soft textures and a spicy, long and fresh finish. 89-91 Pts

Ruby in color with intense stone, oak and spicy black cherries and anise, the wine is medium-bodied with elegant, soft textures and a spicy, long and fresh finish. 89-91 Pts

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2011
90
Soft, sweet dark berries, fennel, plum and dark chocolate, plush round textures and a core of ripe black cherries make up this early drinking wine.

Soft, sweet dark berries, fennel, plum and dark chocolate, plush round textures and a core of ripe black cherries make up this early drinking wine.

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Rich in color with minerality, blackberry and fennel, rich plush textures and a long, mineral-based, fresh and ripe black plum finish. 90-91 Pts

Rich in color with minerality, blackberry and fennel, rich plush textures and a long, mineral-based, fresh and ripe black plum finish. 90-91 Pts

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2010
92
Licorice, truffle, jammy dark berries and chocolate open to a plush, polished, rich wine of pleasure. This will drink well young.

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

6,717 Views   Tasted
2009
92
2009 Clos les Lunelles, produced from vines whose average age is 40 years, offers a blend of 80% merlot, 10% cabernet sauvignon, and 10% cabernet franc. Yields were a miniscule 22/hls/ha. The wine is filled with blackberries, coffee, and anise. Round in texture, this mouth filling wine ends with lush dark berry, chocolate, and plum flavors. 91-93 Pts

2009 Clos les Lunelles, produced from vines whose average age is 40 years, offers a blend of 80% merlot, 10% cabernet sauvignon, and 10% cabernet franc. Yields were a miniscule 22/hls/ha. The wine is filled with blackberries, coffee, and anise. Round in texture, this mouth filling wine ends with lush dark berry, chocolate, and plum flavors. 91-93 Pts

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