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Couvent des Jacobins 2016

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    Couvent des Jacobins 2016: a Saint-Emilion with a structured finish

    The Couvent des Jacobins is a Grand Cru Classe from Saint-Emilion. The 10.7 hectare vineyard benefits from vines averaging 45 years of age that located on clay-limestone and clay-sandy soil. The wine is aged in barrels for an average of 12 to 15 months, with 55% in new oak and 45% in one-year-old barrels. The Couvent des Jacobins 2016 is made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

    At tasting, the Couvent des Jacobins 2016 develops blackberry and spicy aromas. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and fresh acidity. The finish reveals a beautiful structure.

    Parker : 88-90 / 100
    J. Suckling : 94 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    The 2016 Couvent des Jacobins has an attractive bouquet with blackberry, brown spices and a touch of game. Perhaps there is just a tiny bit of brettanomyces in this sample? The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, crisp acidity, a little pinched on the mid-palate with a structured finish that feels a little dry at the moment. Hopefully this will flesh out one in bottle. At the moment, I have fonder memories of the 2015 last year.
    BordeauxSaint-Emilion
    Alcohol
    14.5

    Grape varieties
    Merlot/Cabernet Franc

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable

    J. Robinson
    16,5

    J. Suckling
    94

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Libournais

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Saint-Emilion

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Couvent des Jacobins

    Classification
    Grand cru classe

    Parker
    88-90

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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