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Couvent des Jacobins 2017

Bordeaux - Grand cru classeSaint-Emilion - Red - 14°
Couvent des Jacobins 2017
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The Expression and Structure of a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

An emblematic property of the prestigious Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation on the Right Bank of the Bordeaux region, Couvent des Jacobins is one of those lively places full of history.

The new vintage Couvent des Jacobins 2017 celebrates the mastery of the winemaking process of a property that has formed part of the viticultural landscape of Saint-Emilion for nearly 7 centuries.

Here, tradition is combined with modernity in an approach that also respects the natural environment. 2017 marks the second consecutive year at Domaine Couvent des Jacobins with certain products certified "organic farming" and the aim to be fully certified AB by 2020.

With a blend largely dominated by Merlot (80%), complemented by Cabernet Franc (12%), the Couvent des Jacobins 2017 contains a higher proportion of Petit Verdot (8%) than other vintages. Since 2010, Petit Verdot has indeed been combined with other grape varieties of the estate, becoming a real signature of the wines of the Couvent des Jacobins.

Although the frenzy of the frost at the end of April 2017 did not spare the vineyard, the most beautiful plots of the Convent of the Jacobins survived and were included in this new vintage. Thanks to fruit that arrived to the cellar at optimal ripeness and in perfect health conditions, the Couvent des Jacobins 2017 displays a beautiful dense purple color. An intense expression and complexity are the first impressions left on the nose. The typical characteristics of the grape varieties are revealed through a powerful and concentrated aromatic bouquet with generous notes of black fruits, marking the presence of Merlot. Meanwhile, the woody and spicy notes signal the contribution of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. On the palate, the attack evolves into a dense and rich texture, revealing structured tannins with a velvety grain, which unfold into a persistent finish. The wine leaves the palate with fruity flavors and oak, echoing the barrels in which the wine was aged. A Grand Cru Classe from Saint-Emilion with a strong personality.

Parker : 91 / 100
J. Suckling : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Couvent des Jacobins displays notes of baked blackberries, warm plums and Black Forest cake with hints of garrigue, sautéed herbs and smoked meats. Medium-bodied, the palate has a solid structure of firm, chewy tannins and bold freshness supporting the muscular black fruits, finishing a little hard.
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Alcohol
14

Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Decanter
89

J. Suckling
93

Vinous - A. Galloni
94

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Libournais

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Color
Red

Producer
Couvent des Jacobins

Region
Bordeaux

Environment
Sustainable

Parker
91

On Special
No

Classification
Grand cru classe

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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