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Couvent des Jacobins

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2023
94
Black raspberries, flowers, licorice, and cherries form the perfume. On the palate, the wine is lush, creamy, and fresh. Here you find minerality, along with mint that accents the layers of ripe, dark red berries. The long creamy, fruit-filled finish wraps everything up nicely. The wine is made from 100% old vine Merlot planted in 1961. Drink from 2027-2043. 93-95 Pts.

Black raspberries, flowers, licorice, and cherries form the perfume. On the palate, the wine is lush, creamy, and fresh. Here you find minerality, along with mint that accents the layers of ripe, dark red berries. The long creamy, fruit-filled finish wraps everything up nicely. The wine is made from 100% old vine Merlot planted in 1961. Drink from 2027-2043. 93-95 Pts.

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2023
92
Round, fruity rich, and dark, with loads of chocolate covered black cherries, licorice, flowers, and spice. The ripe, sweet, round, creamy finish really works this year. The wine blends 84% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2027-2040. 91-93 Pts.

Round, fruity rich, and dark, with loads of chocolate covered black cherries, licorice, flowers, and spice. The ripe, sweet, round, creamy finish really works this year. The wine blends 84% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2027-2040. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
93
Deep in color, black cherries, licorice, chocolate, and plums. The wine is rich, chocolately, and packed with dark red fruits, and freshness with a hint of espresso in the lingering, sensual finish. Drink from 2025-2040. 92-94 Pts.

Deep in color, black cherries, licorice, chocolate, and plums. The wine is rich, chocolately, and packed with dark red fruits, and freshness with a hint of espresso in the lingering, sensual finish. Drink from 2025-2040. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
92
Ripe, sweet, black cherries, flowers, licorice and smoke fill the nose here. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, fresh and creamy with a strong, refreshing, spearmint and herb note on the backend. The wine is made from a small parcel of100% old vine Merlot planted in 1961. Drink from 2024-2037.

Ripe, sweet, black cherries, flowers, licorice and smoke fill the nose here. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, fresh and creamy with a strong, refreshing, spearmint and herb note on the backend. The wine is made from a small parcel of100% old vine Merlot planted in 1961. Drink from 2024-2037.

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Deeply colored, the wine shows off its espresso, smoke, chocolate, coffee bean and black cherry character easily. Sweet, lush, fruity and floral, you can drink this opulently-textured wine on release. Produced from 100% old vine Merlot planted in 1961. Drink from 2024-2038. 92-94

Deeply colored, the wine shows off its espresso, smoke, chocolate, coffee bean and black cherry character easily. Sweet, lush, fruity and floral, you can drink this opulently-textured wine on release. Produced from 100% old vine Merlot planted in 1961. Drink from 2024-2038. 92-94

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2021
92
Licorice, flowers, red, white and black cherries pop in the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, creamy, round and fresh, with a nice, plummy character in the finish. Drink from 2024-2037.

Licorice, flowers, red, white and black cherries pop in the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, creamy, round and fresh, with a nice, plummy character in the finish. Drink from 2024-2037.

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Medium/full-bodied, rich, fleshy, round textured sweet, dark cherries, licorice, espresso, flowers and black plums hit all the right notes. The wine is soft, energetic, aromatic and supple-textured in the finish, which leaves you with sweetness and freshness providing length and energy. Drink from 2023-2035. 91-93

Medium/full-bodied, rich, fleshy, round textured sweet, dark cherries, licorice, espresso, flowers and black plums hit all the right notes. The wine is soft, energetic, aromatic and supple-textured in the finish, which leaves you with sweetness and freshness providing length and energy. Drink from 2023-2035. 91-93

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2020
95
There is a wealth of fruit here as you find black, red and blue fruits meshed with smoke, cocoa, licorice, crushed rocks and flowers in the nose. On the palate, the wine is opulent, vibrant, long and deep. There is flesh and freshness in the finish that carries through to the hedonistic endnote. Drink from 2024-2045.

There is a wealth of fruit here as you find black, red and blue fruits meshed with smoke, cocoa, licorice, crushed rocks and flowers in the nose. On the palate, the wine is opulent, vibrant, long and deep. There is flesh and freshness in the finish that carries through to the hedonistic endnote. Drink from 2024-2045.

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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

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
93
Smoke, oak, espresso, and chocolate-covered plums are at the core of this wine. Supple in texture, with layers of silky, fresh, sweet black cherries and chocolate, this is going to be delicious on release, and it has the stuff to age as well. This is easily the finest vintage of Couvent des Jacobins produced yet. Drink from 2023-2042.

Smoke, oak, espresso, and chocolate-covered plums are at the core of this wine. Supple in texture, with layers of silky, fresh, sweet black cherries and chocolate, this is going to be delicious on release, and it has the stuff to age as well. This is easily the finest vintage of Couvent des Jacobins produced yet. Drink from 2023-2042.

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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

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
92
Silky, fresh, vibrant, refined, red berry oriented wine with an olive and savory herbal edge on the nose and palate. You can drink this with pleasure now, or age it for a few years. Drink from 2023-2033.

Silky, fresh, vibrant, refined, red berry oriented wine with an olive and savory herbal edge on the nose and palate. You can drink this with pleasure now, or age it for a few years. Drink from 2023-2033.

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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

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
95
Opulent, rich, full and deep, with layers of richly-textured, black, red and blue fruits from start to finish. The voluptuous ending lingers due to all the layers of fresh, perfectly ripe, sweet, dark fruits, licorice, chocolate and a touch of minerality in the endnote. Drink from 2024-2045.

Opulent, rich, full and deep, with layers of richly-textured, black, red and blue fruits from start to finish. The voluptuous ending lingers due to all the layers of fresh, perfectly ripe, sweet, dark fruits, licorice, chocolate and a touch of minerality in the endnote. Drink from 2024-2045.

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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

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
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.

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.

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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

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
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.

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.

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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

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
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.

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.

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2016
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.

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.

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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.

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.

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2016
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.

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.

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2015
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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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2015
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.

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.

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2014
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

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

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

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

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

2,927 Views   Tasted
2011
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.

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.

2,361 Views   Tasted
2010
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.

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.

1,921 Views   Tasted
2009
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.

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.

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1995
75
Light, simple, bright, short red berry dominated wine, with stern tannins.

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

2,163 Views   Tasted