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Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)

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2019 Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)  (Bordeaux) 88

Good color, forward, easy to like and drink with loads of smoke, espresso, licorice, cherries and plums in every sniff and sip. 87-89 Pts

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2018 Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)  (Bordeaux) 87

Forward, round and ready for prime time drinking for those thirsting for ripe, lush black cherries, licorice and chocolate in a crowd-pleasing style. 86-88 Pts

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2017 Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)  (Bordeaux) 86

Round and plummy with overtones of black licorice, the wine was vinified for early drinking, offering pleasure on release and for the next few years.

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2016 Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)  (Bordeaux) 89

Forward, round, soft and fruity, the ripe cherries and lush textured finish is great for near term pleasure.

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If you like ready to drink charmers loaded with chocolate covered plum, licorice and kirsch, with a juicy finish, you came to the right place.

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2016 Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy) Syrah  (Vin de Table Français) 87

Only Jean Luc Thunevin is willing to make a 100% Syrah in Bordeaux! Forward, fresh, fruity, spicy and easy to drink, the wine is soft, medium-bodied, and focused on its ripe, red, spicy cherries. This will be best enjoyed in its youth.

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2015 Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)  (Bordeaux) 89

Forward, fresh, sweet and lush, with fat, juicy, ripe fruits, chocolate and licorice all over the place.

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2015 Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy) Syrah  (Vin de Table Français) 87

Leave it to Jean Luc Thunevin to make a Syrah in Bordeaux! With peppery, red fruits smothered in bacon fat and vanilla, the wine is medium bodied, soft and forward.

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2015 Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy) Chardonnay  (Vin de France) 87

The second vintage for this Bad Boy. Made from 100% Chardonnay, the wine is fun to place in a blind tasting. Easy to drink, perhaps not extremely complex, but there is a refreshing acidity to the sweet, yellow fruits, green apples and hints of pear with just a dab of vanilla to add sweetness to the wine.

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2014 Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)  (Bordeaux) 87

With a boat load of chocolate covered cherries from start to finish, this Merlot dominated wine is forward, round and will be tasty on release. 87-88 Pts

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2014 Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy) Syrah  (Vin de Table Français) 86

Packed with spicy, peppery red berries, espresso and cocoa, this medium boded, fresh, cherry filled wine will deliver the goods early in life. This will make a great ringer for a blind tasting! 85-87 Pts

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2013 Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)  (Bordeaux) 87

Flowers, licorice, sweet plum, and cocoa flavors are found from start to finish in this likable, forward wine. 86-88 Pts

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2012 Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)  (Bordeaux) 87

Forward, easy drinking Merlot based wine, with round textures and a fruit filled finish. Drink this on the young side.

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Sweet red berries, oak and smoke, soft textures, forward and round in style, this medium bodied, Merlot based wine will drink well on release. 87-89 Pts

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2011 Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)  (Bordeaux) 89

Jean Luc Thunevin’s 100% Merlot, eponymous wine reached 14.5% alcohol. Aged in 50% new oak, the wine offers coffee, vanilla and black cherry scents, soft tannins and should deliver a fun, chocolate and black raspberry-filled finish on release. 88-90 Pts

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2010 Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)  (Bordeaux) 89

Bad Boy is filled with ripe jammy black fruit, licorice, round textures and chocolate covered plums. 88-90 Pts

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2009 Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)  (Bordeaux) 89

Oak, spice, blackberry, tobacco and earthy scents fill the perfume. Already open and drinking well, this fun, round, delicious, up-front style of Merlot based, Bordeaux wine will deliver a lot of pleasure early.

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2008 Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)  (Bordeaux) 89

08 Bad Boy (Bordeaux) should be called Bad Girl because Murielle Andraud is now entirely in charge, just as she is at Château de Valandraud. This merlot, styled for early drinking, expresses a good deal of charm with its ripe black fruit, chocolate, and licorice aromas. This wine will return a lot of pleasure for a fair price. 88-91

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2005 Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)  (Bordeaux) 89

Already open, charming and fun to taste, this Merlot based wine from Jean-Luc Thunevin offers rich textures, ripe fruit, spicy, licorice, dark fruit scents and it's available for a fair price.

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