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    3 949
  • Producer ranking ?

    2
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2020
  • Food Pairing

    A fillet of beef lightly cooked

The Story

VINEYARD Soil: Chalky-clay Surface: 7 hectares Location: Saint-Emilion Average age of the vineyard: 30 years Grape varieties: 95% Merlot / 5% Cabernet Franc

VINIFICATION Hand harvesting. Double sorting table, filling of the tanks by gravity, cap punching, insulated stainless steel vats of 68 hl with double lining for a precise parcels selection. Ageing in oak French barrels during 16 months with 80% new barrels and 20% second-fill barrels.

WINE TASTING Deep colour with crimson tints. Nose of black cherry and black currant notes. In the mouth, the wine is generous, powerful, fruity and delicate: excellent!

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The new owners spent a lot of money to upgrade their winemaking, building all new wine cellars and hired Stephane Derenoncourt for advice. Their investment continues to pay off. Smoky red berries, lush silky texture, medium body and minerality are found in this wine. 90-92 Pts

  • 92p
Rich red berries and quite sweet, slightly toasty. Nice intensity and freshness in the wine. Medium length. 90-92
  • 91p
Medium deep colour. Dark chocolate dark plum aromas. A touch extracted with soupy textures but sweet fruit flavours and plenty of vanilla oak. Elemental with density and richness for the long term. 89 points
  • 89p

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Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

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 Jeff Leve, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Château Villemaurie 2015  ( Château Villemaurie )

The new owners spent a lot of money to upgrade their winemaking, building all new wine cellars and hired Stephane Derenoncourt for advice. Their investment continues to pay off. Smoky red berries, lush silky texture, medium body and minerality are found in this wine. 90-92 Pts

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 Winnie Wing-Yin Ng , Wine Writer (Finland)  tasted  Château Villemaurie 2015  ( Château Villemaurie )

"Rich red berries and quite sweet, slightly toasty. Nice intensity and freshness in the wine. Medium length. 90-92"

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Villemaurie 2015  ( Château Villemaurie )

"Medium deep colour. Dark chocolate dark plum aromas. A touch extracted with soupy textures but sweet fruit flavours and plenty of vanilla oak. Elemental with density and richness for the long term. 89 points"

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Villemaurie 2015  ( Château Villemaurie )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. A complex wine with expressive aroma reminiscent of blackcurrants and blackberries, slightly pyrotechnical character in the background as well as vanilla and gingerbread spices. On the palate well structured with fine fruit, mature tannins and excellent length. "

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