Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru

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Château Croque Mi­chotte 2016

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru

The nose re­veals notes of crunchy cassis, fleshy black­berry and small notes of wild small red fruits as­so­ci­ated with hints of flow­ers / va­ri­etals as well as dis­creet hints of spices. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced and offers a slight juici­ness, a slight min­er­al­ity as well as a slight acid frame. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of black­berry, crunchy red berries and small notes of flow­ers / va­ri­etal as­so­ci­ated with hints of crunchy cassis as well as dis­creet hints of dark choco­late / wood and an im­per­cep­ti­ble touch of cof­fee (in the back­ground ). Tan­nins are fine and slightly firm.

Score : 14.25+/20 (87-88/100)

Château Petit Val 2016

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru

The nose is fruity and offers a small power, del­i­cacy as well as a slight in­ten­sity. It re­veals notes of cassis, black­berry and small notes of vi­o­let, Sichuan pep­per as­so­ci­ated with slight hints of spices, slight toasted hints and caramelized. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, suave, racy, very dis­creetly tight and offers a small ten­sion, a slight acid frame, a slight fresh­ness, a good struc­ture, round­ness, a very slight unc­tu­os­ity as well as a slight con­cen­tra­tion. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of fleshy black­berry, crushed cassis and small notes of liquorice, vi­o­let as­so­ci­ated with small / fine touches of rasp­berry, graphite, Sichuan pep­per, rose, choco­late, liquorice stick as well as a very dis­creet hint of spices, nut­meg and tea. Tan­nins are fine and a bit firm. There is a very dis­creet hint of cof­fee on the per­sis­tence.

Score : 16+/20 (92-93/100)

Muse du Val 2016

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru

The nose is el­e­gant and offers a slight fresh­ness as well as a slight con­cen­tra­tion / power. It re­veals notes of cassis, liquorice, small crushed red berries, wild straw­berry and small notes of black­berry com­bined with touches of cherry, liquorice as well as a very dis­creet toasted hint and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of al­mond. The palate is fruity, beau­ti­fully bal­anced and offers juici­ness, suavity, a slight ten­sion, a min­eral frame (racy min­er­al­ity), a beau­ti­ful grain, a very slight rich­ness, a slight gour­man­dise as well as power (well con­trolled). On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of ripe cassis, ripe wild straw­berry and small notes of ripe rasp­berry as­so­ci­ated with touches of black­berry as well as a very dis­creet hint of liquorice stick, co­las, sour cherry, choco­late and a very dis­creet toasted hint / caramelized hint. Tan­nins are fine, very dis­creetly tight and a bit firm. Good length. There are a hint of dark choco­late / co­coa and a hint of fresh al­mond on the per­sis­tence (brings gour­man­dise). Very dis­creet chew on the per­sis­tence.

Score : 16.5+/20 (93-94/100)

Château Haut-Pezat 2016

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru

The nose is aro­matic and offers a slight in­ten­sity as well as depth­ness. It re­veals notes of black­berry, vanilla and small notes of ripe red fruits as­so­ci­ated with touches of vi­o­lets / corn­flow­ers as well as dis­creet toasted hints / sweet spices. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced and offers a good def­i­ni­tion, a small min­eral frame, a good guide­line, suavity, fat as well as a very slight tight and slightly unc­tu­ous mat­ter. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of black­berry, vanilla and small notes of rasp­berry as­so­ci­ated with slight touches of flow­ers, carameliza­tion, slight toasted touches as well as dis­creet hints of co­conut. Tan­nins are fine and very dis­creetly dry. Good length.

Score : 14.25+/20 (87-88/100)

La Grande Abbesse 2016

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru

The nose is fruity, slightly tight and offers a slight con­cen­tra­tion. It re­veals notes of fleshy cassis, fleshy straw­berry and small notes of black­berry as­so­ci­ated with small / fine toasted touches, sweet spices as well as dis­creet hints of vanilla. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced and offers fresh­ness, min­er­al­ity, juici­ness as well as a small gour­man­dise. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of fleshy straw­berry, juicy black­berry and small notes of rasp­berry as­so­ci­ated with small touches of sweet spices as well as a very dis­creet hint of vanilla. There is a dis­creet hint of co­coa bit­ter­ness on the fin­ish. Tan­nins are very slightly tight and dry. Good length.

Score : 14.5/20 (88/100)

Château Tra­paud 2016

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru

The nose is fruity, racy, spicy and slightly pow­er­ful. It re­veals notes of ripe straw­berry, flow­ers (vi­o­let, rose) and black­berry com­bined with touches of Sichuan pep­per, spices, cassis as well as dis­creet toasted hints, dis­creet grilled hints and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of cin­na­mon. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, el­e­gant, well-de­fined, (very) slightly tight and offers a small ten­sion, a small aerial side, a fine grain, a good struc­ture, a small min­er­al­ity, a very fine juici­ness, a small acidu­lous frame as well as power. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of wild straw­berry, wild rasp­berry, cassis and small notes of black­berry as­so­ci­ated with small touches of flow­ers, tea as well as slight toasted hints, pep­per and a very dis­creet grilled hint / roasting. Tan­nins are fine and very slightly firm. There is a very dis­creet hint of co­coa on the fin­ish.

Score : 15.5+/20 (91/100)

Château La Révérence 2016

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru

The nose is fruity, aro­matic and well-built. It re­veals notes of fleshy black­berry, fleshy straw­berry and small notes of fleshy / ripe cassis as­so­ci­ated with fine touches of ripe black berries, Sichuan pep­per / spices, min­er­al­ity as well as a very dis­creet / im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of flow­ers (in the back­ground). The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced and offers fresh­ness, a good struc­ture, a good def­i­ni­tion, a fine acidu­lous sen­sa­tion, a min­eral frame, pre­ci­sion as well as a small ten­sion. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of fleshy / juicy red­cur­rants and fleshy / juicy straw­berry as­so­ci­ated with touches of juicy / fresh black­berry, a touch of blue­berry, slight toasted hints / sweet spices as well as a very dis­creet hint of cin­na­mon and choco­late in the back­ground / on the fin­ish. Tan­nins are well-made. Good length.

Score : 15.25/20 (90/100)

Château du Rocher 2016

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru

The nose is fruity, well-built and offers a slight in­ten­sity, juici­ness as well as pre­ci­sion. It re­veals notes of blue­berry, black­berry and small notes of wild straw­berry as­so­ci­ated with small touches of flow­ers, spices / pep­per as well as dis­creet hints of liquorice and dis­creet toasted hints / Bour­bon vanilla. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, well-built and offers gour­man­dise, a good def­i­ni­tion, a small acidu­lous frame, a small min­er­al­ity as well as pre­ci­sion and beau­ti­ful pu­rity of the fruit. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of fleshy red­cur­rants, fleshy cassis and small notes of rasp­berry as­so­ci­ated with touches of black­berry, corn­flow­ers, Zan as well as dis­creet hints of spices, vanilla and a dis­creet / im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of pep­per. There is an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of tonka bean on the per­sis­tence. Tan­nins are fine and very slightly firm.

Score : 15.25+/20 (90-91/100)

Château Mar­tinet 2016

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru

The nose is fruity and offers el­e­gance as well as a slight con­cen­tra­tion. It re­veals notes of fleshy black­berry, fleshy cassis and small notes of crushed straw­berry, crushed blue­berry as­so­ci­ated with touches of flow­ers, liquorice as well as very dis­creet hints of al­mond (in the back­ground). The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced and offers a good def­i­ni­tion, a small acidu­lous frame, gour­man­dise as well as a beau­ti­ful suavity / round­ness. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of juicy black­berry, crushed cassis and small notes of fleshy berries as­so­ci­ated with touches of wild straw­berry, a very dis­creet hint of blue­berry as well as sub­tle hints of tonka bean / co­coa, toasted oak and a very dis­creet hint of carameliza­tion. Small power on the fin­ish. Tan­nins are fine and very slightly firm.

Score : 15.5+/20 (91/100)

Château La­porte Reine Blanche 2016

Saint-Émil­ion Grand Cru

The nose is fresh and offers a fine con­cen­tra­tion. It re­veals notes of cassis and black­berry as­so­ci­ated with small notes of ripe red berries, liquorice as well as a very dis­creet hint of cassis bud, spices, toasted and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of Cuben pep­per (in the back­ground). The palate is fruity, fresh, min­eral, well-bal­anced and offers a fine fat, a min­eral frame as well as a ”pure” fruit. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of crunchy cassis, black­berry and small notes of ripe berries, liquorice as­so­ci­ated with hints of rasp­berry, cherry as well as very dis­creet hint of flow­ers, spices and carameliza­tion/vanilla. Tan­nins are very slightly firm.

Score : 14.25+/20 (87-88/100)

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