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Lynsolence

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2023
92
Chocolate covered black cherries, licorice, truffle, and espresso pop in the perfume. The palate is lush, round, and polished, with a spicy edge to the layers of ripe, sweet, back with red pit fruits. 2023 is the first vintage produced without the previous owner, Denis Barraud who passed after making the 22s. Drink from 2026-2042. 91-93 Pts.

Chocolate covered black cherries, licorice, truffle, and espresso pop in the perfume. The palate is lush, round, and polished, with a spicy edge to the layers of ripe, sweet, back with red pit fruits. 2023 is the first vintage produced without the previous owner, Denis Barraud who passed after making the 22s. Drink from 2026-2042. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
95
Black cherries, licorice, espresso, dark chocolate, and flowers open the wine in the nose. On the palate, the wine has depth of flavor, richness, elegance, and vibrancy. There is a chalky edge to all the ripe, fresh fruits in the finish. 2022 was the last vintage for the owner, Denis Barraud who passed away after the wine was made. He will be missed. His 2022 will be a tribute to him. Drink from 2026-2042. 94-96 Pts.

Black cherries, licorice, espresso, dark chocolate, and flowers open the wine in the nose. On the palate, the wine has depth of flavor, richness, elegance, and vibrancy. There is a chalky edge to all the ripe, fresh fruits in the finish. 2022 was the last vintage for the owner, Denis Barraud who passed away after the wine was made. He will be missed. His 2022 will be a tribute to him. Drink from 2026-2042. 94-96 Pts.

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2021
91
Espresso, dark chocolate, mint and black cherries open the bouquet. Soft, fresh and almost creamy, the wine finishes with salty cherries and herbs. The wine is made from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2024-2035.

Espresso, dark chocolate, mint and black cherries open the bouquet. Soft, fresh and almost creamy, the wine finishes with salty cherries and herbs. The wine is made from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2024-2035.

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With a nice, depth of color, the wine opens with licorice, blackberry, coffee bean and chocolate mint. On the palate, the wine is round, fresh, sweet, and soft, with a black cherry and espresso packed finish. The wine is made from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2023-2035. 89-91

With a nice, depth of color, the wine opens with licorice, blackberry, coffee bean and chocolate mint. On the palate, the wine is round, fresh, sweet, and soft, with a black cherry and espresso packed finish. The wine is made from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2023-2035. 89-91

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2020
94
Produced from 100% old vine Merlot, from vines more than 50 years of age is what makes this special. Deep in color, with black cherry liqueur, licorice, chocolate and flower notes are found in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is lush, supple and deep, with silky, polished tannins and a blast of chocolate covered black cherries, plums and a touch of salt in the long finish. Give it a year or two in the cellar for the oak to become better integrated and it should drink well for up to two decades. It was a sad day when this was tasted as earlier that afternoon, I learned that the passionate owner, Denis Barraud, one of the nicest people in St. Emilion had just passed away. 2020 is his final vintage where he saw it all the way through. Drink from 2024-2042.

Produced from 100% old vine Merlot, from vines more than 50 years of age is what makes this special. Deep in color, with black cherry liqueur, licorice, chocolate and flower notes are found in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is lush, supple and deep, with silky, polished tannins and a blast of chocolate covered black cherries, plums and a touch of salt in the long finish. Give it a year or two in the cellar for the oak to become better integrated and it should drink well for up to two decades. It was a sad day when this was tasted as earlier that afternoon, I learned that the passionate owner, Denis Barraud, one of the nicest people in St. Emilion had just passed away. 2020 is his final vintage where he saw it all the way through. Drink from 2024-2042.

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Deeply colored, the wine offers up its bouquet of flowers, licorice, chocolate-covered plums and cherries with ease. Lusciously-textured, with good concentration, silky tannins, freshness and elegance to its array of fruits, the seductive finish is created by layers of sweet, juicy, vibrant cherries with a touch of exotic spices. 93-95 Pts

Deeply colored, the wine offers up its bouquet of flowers, licorice, chocolate-covered plums and cherries with ease. Lusciously-textured, with good concentration, silky tannins, freshness and elegance to its array of fruits, the seductive finish is created by layers of sweet, juicy, vibrant cherries with a touch of exotic spices. 93-95 Pts

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2019
93
Flowers, licorice, spice and cocoa covered cherries are all over the place here on the nose and palate. The wine is lush, round, opulent, fresh and sweet, with hints of chocolate and spice that come along with all those ripe, red fruits on the mid-palate and in the finish. Drink from 2023-2035.

Flowers, licorice, spice and cocoa covered cherries are all over the place here on the nose and palate. The wine is lush, round, opulent, fresh and sweet, with hints of chocolate and spice that come along with all those ripe, red fruits on the mid-palate and in the finish. Drink from 2023-2035.

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Dark garnet in color, the wine is floral in nature with blackberry, plum, black cherry, cocoa and licorice on the nose. Lush, round, ripe and juicy, with loads of sweet, dark red fruits bursting with flavor and freshness, the finish keeps on going with a nice touch of minerality in the endnote. 92-94 Pts

Dark garnet in color, the wine is floral in nature with blackberry, plum, black cherry, cocoa and licorice on the nose. Lush, round, ripe and juicy, with loads of sweet, dark red fruits bursting with flavor and freshness, the finish keeps on going with a nice touch of minerality in the endnote. 92-94 Pts

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2018
93
Supple textured with silky tannins and layers of ripe black cherries, dark chocolate, licorice and spice, the wine offers depth, opulence and layers of mineral driven fruits that build and expand on the palate and in the finish. This is in competition for the finest vintage of Lynsolence ever produced. The wine is made from 100% Merlot.

Supple textured with silky tannins and layers of ripe black cherries, dark chocolate, licorice and spice, the wine offers depth, opulence and layers of mineral driven fruits that build and expand on the palate and in the finish. This is in competition for the finest vintage of Lynsolence ever produced. The wine is made from 100% Merlot.

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Medium bodied, juicy and fresh, the fruits are red, ripe and bright with a floral, cocoa and fennel accent in the finish. The wine is produced from 100% Merlot. 91-93 Pts

Medium bodied, juicy and fresh, the fruits are red, ripe and bright with a floral, cocoa and fennel accent in the finish. The wine is produced from 100% Merlot. 91-93 Pts

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2017
90
This intrepid estate was heavily ravaged by frost, losing 30% of their crop, yet they managed to produce a deeply colored, medium-bodied wine with sweetness, chocolate, licorice and fresh black cherries. It’s 100% Merlot.

This intrepid estate was heavily ravaged by frost, losing 30% of their crop, yet they managed to produce a deeply colored, medium-bodied wine with sweetness, chocolate, licorice and fresh black cherries. It’s 100% Merlot.

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2016
92
Round, fleshy, ripe and fresh, the sweet black cherries are soft, lively and already show earthy nuances from start to finish. Deep in color, this is the best vintage yet for Lynsolence and will age nicely. Give it a few years and it will be delicious.

Round, fleshy, ripe and fresh, the sweet black cherries are soft, lively and already show earthy nuances from start to finish. Deep in color, this is the best vintage yet for Lynsolence and will age nicely. Give it a few years and it will be delicious.

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Deep and dark in color, fleshy, rich, juicy, sweet and lush, there is freshness, ripe fruits and length. This is the best wine yet for Lynsolence and should age nicely.

Deep and dark in color, fleshy, rich, juicy, sweet and lush, there is freshness, ripe fruits and length. This is the best wine yet for Lynsolence and should age nicely.

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2015
91
Fleshy, forward, juicy, sweet and fruity, the wine is already rocking. The fruit is out in front, with its soft, silky textures and the finish leaves you with dark chocolate and burnt espresso in the finish.

Fleshy, forward, juicy, sweet and fruity, the wine is already rocking. The fruit is out in front, with its soft, silky textures and the finish leaves you with dark chocolate and burnt espresso in the finish.

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Oaky but with loads of sweet, plump, juicy, dark berries, licorice and espresso. The fat textures are perfect for the ripe, stony fruits.

Oaky but with loads of sweet, plump, juicy, dark berries, licorice and espresso. The fat textures are perfect for the ripe, stony fruits.

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2014
89
A medium-bodied wine with a soft, dark chocolate and red plum note that is evident from start to finish. 88-90 Pts

A medium-bodied wine with a soft, dark chocolate and red plum note that is evident from start to finish. 88-90 Pts

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2013
89
This 100% Merlot wine delivers truffle, licorice, espresso and blackberry aromas, medium body, a soft entry and a dusty, black raspberry finish. The wine is aging in 100% new French oak. 88-89 Pts

This 100% Merlot wine delivers truffle, licorice, espresso and blackberry aromas, medium body, a soft entry and a dusty, black raspberry finish. The wine is aging in 100% new French oak. 88-89 Pts

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2012
90
Black cherry, spice, licorice, lush textures and a nice, chocolate-covered black berry finish are the hallmarks of this wine. 90-92 Pts

Black cherry, spice, licorice, lush textures and a nice, chocolate-covered black berry finish are the hallmarks of this wine. 90-92 Pts

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2011
89
This fleshy, sweet, ripe wine features jammy black cherry, fennel and chocolate. It's medium bodied with round textures and a plummy finish. 88-90 Pts

This fleshy, sweet, ripe wine features jammy black cherry, fennel and chocolate. It's medium bodied with round textures and a plummy finish. 88-90 Pts

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2010
91
Packed with layers of fat, ripe, juicy, sweet, blackberries, black cherry liqueur, fennel and espresso bean. The wine is round, supple and plush on the palate, with good concentration of fruit and flavor.

Packed with layers of fat, ripe, juicy, sweet, blackberries, black cherry liqueur, fennel and espresso bean. The wine is round, supple and plush on the palate, with good concentration of fruit and flavor.

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2009
91
From 100% Merlot, this lush, fat, rich, round wine packs your palate with licorice, black cherry liqueur, earth, smoke and chocolate. There is a wealth of good material in the wine, with no sensation of heat in the 14.9% ABV finish.

From 100% Merlot, this lush, fat, rich, round wine packs your palate with licorice, black cherry liqueur, earth, smoke and chocolate. There is a wealth of good material in the wine, with no sensation of heat in the 14.9% ABV finish.

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2008
89
A nice wine here, with good depth of flavor, it's already quite accessible with its licorice, black raspberry, cherry and earthy character.

A nice wine here, with good depth of flavor, it's already quite accessible with its licorice, black raspberry, cherry and earthy character.

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2006
89
Soft, floral, fruity, sweet, round and ready to go, so it takes no effort to find all the ripe cherry, dark cocoa, black plum and thyme on the nose and medium-bodied palate.

Soft, floral, fruity, sweet, round and ready to go, so it takes no effort to find all the ripe cherry, dark cocoa, black plum and thyme on the nose and medium-bodied palate.

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2005
90
Really solid wine that is drinking well today. Produced from 100% Merlot. the wine is medium bodied, yet supple, round and fruity, with a licorice, black cherry and an earthy, dark chocolate character. Popped and poured, the wine opened up in the glass.

Really solid wine that is drinking well today. Produced from 100% Merlot. the wine is medium bodied, yet supple, round and fruity, with a licorice, black cherry and an earthy, dark chocolate character. Popped and poured, the wine opened up in the glass.

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2000
87
From 100% Merlot, this has entered its downhill slide. Soft and polished, the fruit is fading, and you find more secondary notes of earth, tobacco, coffee, smoke and thyme. This requires consumption.

From 100% Merlot, this has entered its downhill slide. Soft and polished, the fruit is fading, and you find more secondary notes of earth, tobacco, coffee, smoke and thyme. This requires consumption.

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