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Vieux Château Palon

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2023
91
Round, fruity, forward, fresh, and creamy, this ready-to-go, well-priced charmer already offers its licorice, cherry, and chocolate character with just a swirl or two. You can enjoy this with pleasure on release and for at least 10-12 years after that. Drink from 2026-2035. 90-92 Pts.

Round, fruity, forward, fresh, and creamy, this ready-to-go, well-priced charmer already offers its licorice, cherry, and chocolate character with just a swirl or two. You can enjoy this with pleasure on release and for at least 10-12 years after that. Drink from 2026-2035. 90-92 Pts.

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2022
92
Flowers and leafy herbs combine with sweet, ripe, red and black pit fruits to produce an elegant, soft, polished, medium-bodied, supple wine with sweetness, freshness, and good energy in the spice, accented, fruity finish. This should be delicious on release and provide pleasure for over a decade with ease. The wine blends 75% Merlot with 25% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts.

Flowers and leafy herbs combine with sweet, ripe, red and black pit fruits to produce an elegant, soft, polished, medium-bodied, supple wine with sweetness, freshness, and good energy in the spice, accented, fruity finish. This should be delicious on release and provide pleasure for over a decade with ease. The wine blends 75% Merlot with 25% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
90
Incense, espresso, cherries, plums and citrus form the nose. Soft and creamy, vibrant and bright, though the oak remains a part of the wine from start to finish. If it integrates, it will be a better wine. Drink from 2024-2034.

Incense, espresso, cherries, plums and citrus form the nose. Soft and creamy, vibrant and bright, though the oak remains a part of the wine from start to finish. If it integrates, it will be a better wine. Drink from 2024-2034.

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Medium-bodied, round, forward and focused on its chocolate-covered, espresso-infused black cherry and plum profile, this is going to be quite a pleasure to enjoy in its youth for all of its lush, ripe, sweet, chocolatey fruits. Drink from 2023-2030. 87-90

Medium-bodied, round, forward and focused on its chocolate-covered, espresso-infused black cherry and plum profile, this is going to be quite a pleasure to enjoy in its youth for all of its lush, ripe, sweet, chocolatey fruits. Drink from 2023-2030. 87-90

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2020
91
The oak is quite on top at the moment, you can sense it in the mouth and on the palate, plus, there is a touch of volatile acidity which will hopefully better integrate with a few years of age. Medium-bodied, fresh and silky, the red fruits are ripe, but the oak is fairly dominant, so give it a few years of age before pulling a cork. Drink from 2023-2038.

The oak is quite on top at the moment, you can sense it in the mouth and on the palate, plus, there is a touch of volatile acidity which will hopefully better integrate with a few years of age. Medium-bodied, fresh and silky, the red fruits are ripe, but the oak is fairly dominant, so give it a few years of age before pulling a cork. Drink from 2023-2038.

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Spicy, stony and savory, the wine is lush, round and fleshy. Supple-textured and packed with ripe, deep red pit fruits, the wine leaves you with a silky, soft, polished, chocolate covered black cherry and espresso tinged finish. 90-92 Pts

Spicy, stony and savory, the wine is lush, round and fleshy. Supple-textured and packed with ripe, deep red pit fruits, the wine leaves you with a silky, soft, polished, chocolate covered black cherry and espresso tinged finish. 90-92 Pts

3,226 Views   Tasted
2019
90
Vanilla, smoke, espresso and dark cherries with a savory edge shine with little effort already. The wine is medium-bodied, plush and polished with chewy tannins and a blast of spicy coffee notes to accompany the fruits in the finish, this will be just great to taste on release. Drink from 2022-2034.

Vanilla, smoke, espresso and dark cherries with a savory edge shine with little effort already. The wine is medium-bodied, plush and polished with chewy tannins and a blast of spicy coffee notes to accompany the fruits in the finish, this will be just great to taste on release. Drink from 2022-2034.

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Floral, fruity, soft and silky, with elegant, but present tannins and a long, fleshy, black raspberry cherry and vanilla tinged finish. 89-91 Pts

Floral, fruity, soft and silky, with elegant, but present tannins and a long, fleshy, black raspberry cherry and vanilla tinged finish. 89-91 Pts

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2018
91
Lusciously textured, plummy fruits, espresso, licorice and smoky nuances are already discernable. Polished, round, sweet, ripe, dark red fruits taste and feel great on the palate. The finish, with its espresso and cocoa accented cherries hits the spot. This is a delicious value play for those willing to skip the big wines and just want pleasure in the glass.

Lusciously textured, plummy fruits, espresso, licorice and smoky nuances are already discernable. Polished, round, sweet, ripe, dark red fruits taste and feel great on the palate. The finish, with its espresso and cocoa accented cherries hits the spot. This is a delicious value play for those willing to skip the big wines and just want pleasure in the glass.

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Rich, dense, plummy, fat and with depth of flavor, the wine is loaded to the brim with all the ripe, fleshy plums, licorice and cocoa you need. This is a delicious value play for those willing to skip the big wines and just want pleasure in the glass. 91-93 Pts

Rich, dense, plummy, fat and with depth of flavor, the wine is loaded to the brim with all the ripe, fleshy plums, licorice and cocoa you need. This is a delicious value play for those willing to skip the big wines and just want pleasure in the glass. 91-93 Pts

3,548 Views   Tasted
2017
88
A notable depth of color, you'll find mineral driven, black raspberries, thyme, soft textures and sweet, salty red fruits in the finish. Medium bodied, juicy and chalky, a few years in the cellar will provide the necessary evolution.

A notable depth of color, you'll find mineral driven, black raspberries, thyme, soft textures and sweet, salty red fruits in the finish. Medium bodied, juicy and chalky, a few years in the cellar will provide the necessary evolution.

2,811 Views   Tasted
2016
91
Ripe, supple and fleshy, this is ripe, round, lush and easy to drink, due to all its ripe, black cherries, licorice and espresso. This is delicious to drink now, and will be even better with a few years of aging.

Ripe, supple and fleshy, this is ripe, round, lush and easy to drink, due to all its ripe, black cherries, licorice and espresso. This is delicious to drink now, and will be even better with a few years of aging.

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Fleshy and flashy, this supple, lushly textured, already delicious wine is loaded with licorice, black cherries and espresso. This should be open on release or with just a year or two of age.

Fleshy and flashy, this supple, lushly textured, already delicious wine is loaded with licorice, black cherries and espresso. This should be open on release or with just a year or two of age.

2,457 Views   Tasted
2015
91
Fleshy, supple, soft and polished, this has all the sweet, ripe cherries, licorice and lushly textured fruits you need. If you're looking for a reasonably, priced, early drinking beauty, this is the ticket!

Fleshy, supple, soft and polished, this has all the sweet, ripe cherries, licorice and lushly textured fruits you need. If you're looking for a reasonably, priced, early drinking beauty, this is the ticket!

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Licorice, black cherries and espresso, plush textures and a sweet, round, dark berry finish in a forward style are the perfect recipe for what you to create a great example of a value priced, Bordeaux wine.

Licorice, black cherries and espresso, plush textures and a sweet, round, dark berry finish in a forward style are the perfect recipe for what you to create a great example of a value priced, Bordeaux wine.

2,607 Views   Tasted
2014
85
Medium bodied, forward, round, obvious style of wine with a black cherry and espresso nose and palate. This is not a wine for aging, I'd opt for drinking this on the young side.

Medium bodied, forward, round, obvious style of wine with a black cherry and espresso nose and palate. This is not a wine for aging, I'd opt for drinking this on the young side.

2,565 Views   Tasted
2012
88
Stony, black raspberries and licorice scents blend with a round textured , forward style and a soft, medium bodied, black cherry finish.

Stony, black raspberries and licorice scents blend with a round textured , forward style and a soft, medium bodied, black cherry finish.

2,481 Views   Tasted
2010
88
Already giving up its sweet black raspberry, cherry and earthy character, the wine is soft, medium bodied and fresh, and will best in its expressive youth.

Already giving up its sweet black raspberry, cherry and earthy character, the wine is soft, medium bodied and fresh, and will best in its expressive youth.

5,940 Views   Tasted
2009
86
2009 Vieux Chateau Palon opens with earth, berry, licorice, and spice aromas. This easy drinking wine has a berry filled finish. 84-87 Pts

2009 Vieux Chateau Palon opens with earth, berry, licorice, and spice aromas. This easy drinking wine has a berry filled finish. 84-87 Pts

4,829 Views   Tasted