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Clos des Jacobins

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2023
91
Quite chocolatey, with an oaky edge that gives richness, as well as an espresso, dusty-edge to all of the sweet, dark red berries on the palate, and in the finish. Drink from 2026-2038. 91-93 Pts.

Quite chocolatey, with an oaky edge that gives richness, as well as an espresso, dusty-edge to all of the sweet, dark red berries on the palate, and in the finish. Drink from 2026-2038. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
93
Flowers, incense, licorice, espresso, and red berries work together perfectly in the nose, and on the palate. The wine is medium-bodied, elegant, soft, and creamy in texture, finishing with silky tannins, and sweet, red fruits on the back end. Drink from 2025-2040. 92-94 Pts.

Flowers, incense, licorice, espresso, and red berries work together perfectly in the nose, and on the palate. The wine is medium-bodied, elegant, soft, and creamy in texture, finishing with silky tannins, and sweet, red fruits on the back end. Drink from 2025-2040. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
91
Medium-bodied, fresh, high-toned, red fruits spring in the nose and on the palate. The wine is forward, elegant, spicy and comes with a bit of chocolate and pepper that adds to the sweet plums and cherries. There is no need to wait with this wine, as you can enjoy it on release. Drink from 2024-2036.

Medium-bodied, fresh, high-toned, red fruits spring in the nose and on the palate. The wine is forward, elegant, spicy and comes with a bit of chocolate and pepper that adds to the sweet plums and cherries. There is no need to wait with this wine, as you can enjoy it on release. Drink from 2024-2036.

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Fennel, smoke and espresso with black raspberries and red plums on the nose and palate. The medium-bodied wine is soft, silky, fresh, forward and already charming to taste. No need to wait. Just pop, pour and enjoy this on release. Drink from 2023-2035. 89-91

Fennel, smoke and espresso with black raspberries and red plums on the nose and palate. The medium-bodied wine is soft, silky, fresh, forward and already charming to taste. No need to wait. Just pop, pour and enjoy this on release. Drink from 2023-2035. 89-91

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2020
93
The attention seeking nose gets you with its display of flowers, cherries, Allspice, licorice and espresso. On the palate, the fruits are ripe, dark, sweet and polished. The medium-bodied, soft-textured finish, with all of its silky tannins, vibrance, ripe fruits and touch of crushed stones is already hitting all the right marks. Drink from 2024-2040.

The attention seeking nose gets you with its display of flowers, cherries, Allspice, licorice and espresso. On the palate, the fruits are ripe, dark, sweet and polished. The medium-bodied, soft-textured finish, with all of its silky tannins, vibrance, ripe fruits and touch of crushed stones is already hitting all the right marks. Drink from 2024-2040.

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Showing a good depth of color, the fruit is ripe, dark, sweet and polished. Medium-bodied, with soft-textures and a cool touch of minerality in the licorice, spice and espresso toned finish, this is good now, and it is going to be even better with 3-5 years of bottle age. 90-92 Pts

Showing a good depth of color, the fruit is ripe, dark, sweet and polished. Medium-bodied, with soft-textures and a cool touch of minerality in the licorice, spice and espresso toned finish, this is good now, and it is going to be even better with 3-5 years of bottle age. 90-92 Pts

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2019
93
Roses, licorice, espresso and black with red fruits come through easily on the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, silky and lifted on the palate, with a savory finish loaded with red and black fruits and a hint of crushed stone in the endnote. Drink from 2023-037.

Roses, licorice, espresso and black with red fruits come through easily on the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, silky and lifted on the palate, with a savory finish loaded with red and black fruits and a hint of crushed stone in the endnote. Drink from 2023-037.

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Fruity, lush, round and rich, with loads of ripe dark berries, chocolate, espresso and licorice, the wine offers a lot of pleasure in every sniff and sip. 90-92 Pts

Fruity, lush, round and rich, with loads of ripe dark berries, chocolate, espresso and licorice, the wine offers a lot of pleasure in every sniff and sip. 90-92 Pts

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2018
93
Espresso, smoke, plums, licorice and black cherries are easy to find on the nose and palate. The wine is lushly textured, opulent and fresh with sweetness to all the plums and cherries you find in the finish. This is really coming along nicely and will be even better with some age.

Espresso, smoke, plums, licorice and black cherries are easy to find on the nose and palate. The wine is lushly textured, opulent and fresh with sweetness to all the plums and cherries you find in the finish. This is really coming along nicely and will be even better with some age.

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Round, supple, fresh and fruity, the dark, red fruits and licorice pop with energy and the freshness and soft tannins come with a nice cocoa and plum note in the finish. 91-93 Pts

Round, supple, fresh and fruity, the dark, red fruits and licorice pop with energy and the freshness and soft tannins come with a nice cocoa and plum note in the finish. 91-93 Pts

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2017
90
Medium-bodied, with a core of licorice, cocoa and sweet cherry fruits. Soft tannins and a gentle mouth feel will make this wine charming to enjoy in its youth.

Medium-bodied, with a core of licorice, cocoa and sweet cherry fruits. Soft tannins and a gentle mouth feel will make this wine charming to enjoy in its youth.

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2016
92
Spicy, earthy, smoky, espresso bean and licorice infused cherry sensations are with you from start to finish here. The wine is polished, fresh and inviting, with a core of ripe, elegant earthy, red fruits on the palate and in the finish.

Spicy, earthy, smoky, espresso bean and licorice infused cherry sensations are with you from start to finish here. The wine is polished, fresh and inviting, with a core of ripe, elegant earthy, red fruits on the palate and in the finish.

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Medium bodied with a smoky, cherry personality, the wine is soft and polished with a plummy, earthy, chocolate finish.

Medium bodied with a smoky, cherry personality, the wine is soft and polished with a plummy, earthy, chocolate finish.

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2015
92
This is the best wine produced here. It is impossible not to notice the soft, sweet, silky, fresh, pure cherries and plums. There is energy and vibrancy in the wine that leaves you with an earthy, licorice and black cherry finish.

This is the best wine produced here. It is impossible not to notice the soft, sweet, silky, fresh, pure cherries and plums. There is energy and vibrancy in the wine that leaves you with an earthy, licorice and black cherry finish.

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Clearly the best wine ever produced here, the fruits are silky, soft, sweet and polished, the round supple textures feel great, and the plummy, licorice infused finish with its cocoa and charcoal nuances are a pleasure to taste.

Clearly the best wine ever produced here, the fruits are silky, soft, sweet and polished, the round supple textures feel great, and the plummy, licorice infused finish with its cocoa and charcoal nuances are a pleasure to taste.

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Better after just a year in barrel there is a bit more weight, density and complexity, This should end up at the top, or just past my initial barrel scores.

Better after just a year in barrel there is a bit more weight, density and complexity, This should end up at the top, or just past my initial barrel scores.

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Medium-bodied, forward, elegant, sweet, fresh, spicy, earthy cherries, espresso and thyme get things off to a good start, before the refined tannins in the finish kick in. 89-91 Pts

Medium-bodied, forward, elegant, sweet, fresh, spicy, earthy cherries, espresso and thyme get things off to a good start, before the refined tannins in the finish kick in. 89-91 Pts

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2014
89
Medium-bodied, soft and sweet with dark red fruit and chocolate character, this wine has a forward personality. 88-90 Pts

Medium-bodied, soft and sweet with dark red fruit and chocolate character, this wine has a forward personality. 88-90 Pts

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2013
87
With floral and plum notes in the nose, there is a softness in the mouth, finishing with black raspberries and some dryness in the finish. 86-88 Pts

With floral and plum notes in the nose, there is a softness in the mouth, finishing with black raspberries and some dryness in the finish. 86-88 Pts

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2012
89
Medium bodied, soft and silky smooth, the licorice and black cherry focused wine is definitely going to deliver its pleasures early. The wine was made from a blend of 75% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Medium bodied, soft and silky smooth, the licorice and black cherry focused wine is definitely going to deliver its pleasures early. The wine was made from a blend of 75% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Coffee, licorice, dark red berries with a round, oaky and slightly dry finish. 88-90 pts

Coffee, licorice, dark red berries with a round, oaky and slightly dry finish. 88-90 pts

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2011
89
Earth, smoke, coffee bean and black raspberry notes open to a medium bodied, forward, soft wine that will be drinkable on release.

Earth, smoke, coffee bean and black raspberry notes open to a medium bodied, forward, soft wine that will be drinkable on release.

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From a blend of 75% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc and the rest made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine opens up with black licorice, dark cherry, oak, chocolate and wet earth scents. Medium bodied, round and fresh, at 13.5% ABV, the wine ends with coffee, licorice and black cherry. 89-92 Pts

From a blend of 75% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc and the rest made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine opens up with black licorice, dark cherry, oak, chocolate and wet earth scents. Medium bodied, round and fresh, at 13.5% ABV, the wine ends with coffee, licorice and black cherry. 89-92 Pts

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2010
91
Floral, black raspberry and licorice in the nose, soft, ripe tannins and a finish with sweet black cherries. This drinks well young, due to the ripeness of the fruit and it should age for at least another 10-15 years.

Floral, black raspberry and licorice in the nose, soft, ripe tannins and a finish with sweet black cherries. This drinks well young, due to the ripeness of the fruit and it should age for at least another 10-15 years.

4,689 Views   Tasted
There are times when a very good wine, with an easy to get along with personality hits the spot. Especially when you grab the last bottle of the night, splash decant it, and boom, it's ready to go. With its licorice, coffee bean, blackberry liqueur nose, plush, soft textures and fat, juicy, fruit filled silky finish, it was the right wine at the right time. Drink now for pleasure, or age it for more complexity. The wine was made from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc.

There are times when a very good wine, with an easy to get along with personality hits the spot. Especially when you grab the last bottle of the night, splash decant it, and boom, it's ready to go. With its licorice, coffee bean, blackberry liqueur nose, plush, soft textures and fat, juicy, fruit filled silky finish, it was the right wine at the right time. Drink now for pleasure, or age it for more complexity. The wine was made from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc.

3,695 Views   Tasted
With the assistance of Hubert de Bouard from Chateau Angelus, this property keeps getting better, one step at a time. Earthy, pepper, herbs, plums and coffee aromas catch your interest. The soft, round textures, freshness and vanilla infused black raspberry finish is a pleasure to experience. 90-93 Pts

With the assistance of Hubert de Bouard from Chateau Angelus, this property keeps getting better, one step at a time. Earthy, pepper, herbs, plums and coffee aromas catch your interest. The soft, round textures, freshness and vanilla infused black raspberry finish is a pleasure to experience. 90-93 Pts

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2009
93
Medium/full-bodied, soft, silky, fresh, earthy and floral, there is sweetness and depth to the fruit, and the right amount of polish to the tannins, providing an elegant, silky experience. Close to f-mature, no decanting needed, drink this over the next 10-15 years.

Medium/full-bodied, soft, silky, fresh, earthy and floral, there is sweetness and depth to the fruit, and the right amount of polish to the tannins, providing an elegant, silky experience. Close to f-mature, no decanting needed, drink this over the next 10-15 years.

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With a perfume that seeks attention due to its fresh earth, tobacco, licorice, truffle and black raspberry profile, this concentrated, plush textured, wine ends with a rich, chocolate covered, ripe, cherry and blackberry finish. The hard work from Magali and Thibault Decoster and their consultant, Hubert de Bouard from Angelus as paid off, as this is the best wine yet from Clos de Jacobins.

With a perfume that seeks attention due to its fresh earth, tobacco, licorice, truffle and black raspberry profile, this concentrated, plush textured, wine ends with a rich, chocolate covered, ripe, cherry and blackberry finish. The hard work from Magali and Thibault Decoster and their consultant, Hubert de Bouard from Angelus as paid off, as this is the best wine yet from Clos de Jacobins.

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2009 Clos des Jacobins has a nose filled with mixed berries, anise, smoke, espresso, and fresh herbs. Full bodied, with ample dark pit fruit that fills your mouth before you head into the licorice tinted finish. Hubert de Bouard consults for the property. 91-93 Pts

2009 Clos des Jacobins has a nose filled with mixed berries, anise, smoke, espresso, and fresh herbs. Full bodied, with ample dark pit fruit that fills your mouth before you head into the licorice tinted finish. Hubert de Bouard consults for the property. 91-93 Pts

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2008
87
Medium bodied, with bright, red fruits, olives, espresso and thyme are out in front. There is a bit too much freshness here, which is probably not going to lessen with age as the fruit fades with time. I'd opt for drinking this wine sooner than later.

Medium bodied, with bright, red fruits, olives, espresso and thyme are out in front. There is a bit too much freshness here, which is probably not going to lessen with age as the fruit fades with time. I'd opt for drinking this wine sooner than later.

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2006
90
Ready to go,medium-bodied, soft, silky, plummy wine, finishing with sweet, black plums, wet earth, herbs, espresso, and mildly dusty tannins. No decanting is needed here, just pop, pour and enjoy.

Ready to go,medium-bodied, soft, silky, plummy wine, finishing with sweet, black plums, wet earth, herbs, espresso, and mildly dusty tannins. No decanting is needed here, just pop, pour and enjoy.

2,426 Views   Tasted
2005
92
Licorice, coffee bean, black cherry and earthy aromas, soft, smooth, silky textures and a plush, rich, plum, fennel and black cherry are found in this wine. This is already starting to drink well and should continue to improve for at least the next decade.

Licorice, coffee bean, black cherry and earthy aromas, soft, smooth, silky textures and a plush, rich, plum, fennel and black cherry are found in this wine. This is already starting to drink well and should continue to improve for at least the next decade.

4,017 Views   Tasted
2001
90
At its full peak of maturity, now you find a medium-bodied, soft, round wine loaded with sweet cherries, thyme, wet earth, truffle, and mocha. There is no reason to hold this any longer as I suspect the wine will slowly decline from here.

At its full peak of maturity, now you find a medium-bodied, soft, round wine loaded with sweet cherries, thyme, wet earth, truffle, and mocha. There is no reason to hold this any longer as I suspect the wine will slowly decline from here.

2,248 Views   Tasted