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    1 409
  • Producer ranking ?

    38
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

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The Story

In 1989, Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud became the proud owners of a small plot of land of 0,6 ha, in the valley of Saint Emilion, between Pavie Macquin and La Clotte. In 1991 they produced and bottled their first vintage. Since then, their estate portfolio has grown with properties in Saint Christophe des Bardes, Saint Sulpice de Faleyrens or Saint Etienne de Lisse.

In the early days, wine critics nicknamed their production « garag...

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Vintage 1996

1996 presents itself as a “classic” Bordeaux year, although – as Jancis Robinson MW wrote – not in the “lean” sense; Although Farr Vintners director Tom Hudson told the drinks industry it may have been a "very good" rather than "really great" year as it was not uniformly excellent across the region .

As a reminder, 1996 was a particularly promising vintage for Médoc wines. The Berry Bros & Rudd website boasts: “This is one of the great post...

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Tasted in August 2019. Oaky. Merlot didn't do well on Right Bank in 1996 and hadn't reached full ripeness. This wine lacked freshness and complexity. 

  • 86p

Intense garnet red colour. Elegant nose with distinct notes of vanilla, ripe blackberries, hints of blackcurrant jam. Elegant notes of toasting aroma. On the palate well structured with fine acidity, well balanced tannins, oak is well integrated. A wine with good length. 

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St. Emilion, Bordeaux
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