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2016 Chateau Villemaurine Pre-Arrival Offer
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The 2016 Villemaurine, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, has a ripe, glossy bouquet with maybe just a little more warmth showing through than some of its peers. There is more than enough black cherry and wild strawberry fruit here, though I would like to see more terroir expression. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red berry fruit laced with soy. I appreciate the acidic drive to this Saint Emilion and the precision and minerality that comes through on the persistent finish. Impressive.
Neal Martin eRobertParker.com #230 (Apr 2017)
A solid Villemaurine with powerful structure and intensity. Full body, chewy tannins and a blackberry, walnut and wet-earth character. All there.
The 2016 Villemaurine is a rich, seductive wine. Creamy and bold, with soft contours and plenty of exuberant fruit, the 2016 is not going to win any awards for subtlety, but it packs a serious punch and more than enough depth to drink well for a number of years. Chocolate, espresso, plum and licorice notes meld into the sumptuous finish. This is in a decidedly modern, extracted style, but all the elements are very nicely fused together. Hubert de Boüard consults. Tasted four times.
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