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Couvent des Jacobins

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2020 Couvent des Jacobins Calicem  (St. Émilion) 95

Produced from 100% old vine Merlot planted in 1961, the wine is opaque in color. The nose, with its showy bouquet of black plums, figs, Morello cherries, flowers and licorice gets you going. On the palate, the wine has density, richness and intense concentration. The fruit is ripe, sensuous, full and deep. The long finish expands on your palate with all its dark roasted espresso, bitter cocoa, blackberries, plums, blueberry, spice and cherry notes. Even with all this density, there is lift and freshness. There is a lot going on here. Give it at 5 years or maybe a few more before pulling a cork. 96-94 Pts

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2020 Couvent des Jacobins  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 94

Deep garnet in hue, the wine is spicy, floral and on the ripe, dark red fruit side. You also find additional notes of licorice, wet earth and espresso in the perfume. Rich, supple, sweet and fresh with soft, ripe tannins and a luscious, black cherry and spice filled mid-palate and finish, this is a nice step-up in quality, character and freshness here. This is easily the finest vintage of Couvent des Jacobins produced yet. 93-95 Pts

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2019 Couvent des Jacobins  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Showing nice color, the wine starts off with aromas of flowers, black raspberries and even blacker cherries with licorice. Medium/full-bodied with silky, polished tannins and the perfect amount of freshness and chocolate in the red berry-filled finish. The wine is made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 91-93 Pts

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2019 Couvent des Jacobins Calicem  (St. Émilion) 93

Dark in color, the wine exudes black cherries, roasted nuts and cocoa in the nose. Rich, concentrated, lush and velvety in texture, the long finish weaves between chocolate-covered plums and sweet cherries. 92-94 Pts

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2018 Couvent des Jacobins  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Chocolate covered plums and cherries are all over the place here. The wine is silky, polished, soft and fruity with layers of sweet plums, licorice and crushed stone from start to finish. 92 Points

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With a silky, juicy, forward character, the wine is lush, plush and polished. The espresso, wild cherry, stone and fennel is apparent from start to finish. There is depth but you also find energy, giving it lift in the finish. 91-93 Pts

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2018 Couvent des Jacobins Calicem  (St. Émilion) 93

Roasted black cherries, plums and blackberries are mixed with a judicious blend of dark chocolate, licorice, espresso and smoke. The wine is full-bodied, concentrated, round, ripe and tannic, so give it at least 5 years or so in the cellar to get the most out of its lush characteristics. The fruit comes from a parcel of 100% old vine Merlot planted in 1961. 93 Points

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With a black raspberry, licorice and smoke-filled character, this wine is ripe, round, lush and fruity. The berries are sweet, pure and fresh with depth, length and volume. From the owners of Couvent des Jacobins, this wine comes from a parcel selection of 100% old vine Merlot which was planted in 1961. 92-94 Pts

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2017 Couvent des Jacobins  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Juicy and fresh with dark red fruits, flowers in its spicy personality, the tannins are soft, the character is forward and the finish is on the bright red berry side. The wine is made from blending 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot. 90 Points

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2016 Couvent des Jacobins  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

With flowers and spice to accompany the ripe, red fruits, the wine is soft polished fresh and juicy with a blast of sweet of spicy cherries in the finish. This is the first vintage to include Petit Verdot in the blend. 91 Points

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Best wine here in a long time. The fruit is soft and silky, medium bodied and fresh and the finish offers licorice, cherries and spice. 90 Points

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2016 Couvent des Jacobins Calicem  (St. Émilion) 92

With a nice floral character, the wine is fruity, fleshy, ripe, plush, round and offers a wealth of dark, red berries, licorice and earthy notes. If you prefer primary, fruity wines, pop a cork, else give it a few years for more softness and nuances to appear. 92 Points

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2015 Couvent des Jacobins  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

This is another 2015 that had really stepped up since bottling. Forward, soft and supple, here you find earthy, polished, sweet, cherries, plums and fennel that carry through to the ripe, sweet, red berry and licorice filled finish. 91 Points

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Better from bottle, than when last tasted in barrel, the wine has gained in richness, texture and complexity. The forward, soft textured, supple wine offers an earthy, polished, sweet, ripe, plum, cherry and licorice profile with a fresh, ripe, slightly, dusty finish. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. 91 Points

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Medium-bodied with a floral edge to the stony plums. Give this wine a few years to come together as it should soften and develop quite well. 88 Points

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2015 Couvent des Jacobins Calicem  (St. Émilion) 91

Deep in color, the wine offers licorice, smoke, espresso, jam, black cherry and wet earth. Full-bodied, fleshy soft, round and forward, the texture is soft, the fruits are ripe and you find chocolate-covered red fruits in the finish. This is a nice first effort. From the owners of Couvent des Jacobins, this is a parcel selection of old vine Merlot planted in 1961. The wine is micro-vinified, meaning that the wine was fermented and aged in 35% new, French oak barrels ranging in size from 600 liters to 225 barrels. The production is under 250 cases. This is debut vintage. 91 Points

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2014 Couvent des Jacobins  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Medium bodied and soft textured with a fruity charm, this wine has licorice, fresh red fruit and a touch of oak in the finish. 87-89 Pts

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2012 Couvent des Jacobins  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

Medium bodied, fruity, forward and focused on its cherry personality, this is a wine to drink in its youth. 87 Points

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Medium-bodied with simple red berries and a chalky finish. 85-87 Pts

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2011 Couvent des Jacobins  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 84

More interesting on the nose than the palate, this light style of St. Emilion, with its spicy, red berry and herb personality should be enjoyed in its youth. 84 Points

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2010 Couvent des Jacobins  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Medium bodied, firm, tannic, bright, crisp, red berry, spice and espresso oriented wine that needs at least another 5 years or so to come around. I prefer the riper, softer, 2009. 88 Points

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2009 Couvent des Jacobins  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Licorice, espresso, earth and fresh, ripe black cherries with cocoa lead to a round, forward, soft textured, black and fruit filled wine that can be enjoyed young, or aged for a few years. 89 Points

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1995 Couvent des Jacobins  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 75

Light, simple, bright, short red berry dominated wine, with stern tannins. 75 Points

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