2016 Simon Blanchard "Au Champ De La Fenetre" Saint EmilionMerlot from France
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- 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 90 Wine Spectator
- 90 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 90 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Plenty of ripe blackberries and plums with floral and smoky notes. So ripe and vivid with energy and polish that’s rare for this appellation. Then comes the beautifully crafted, supple finish that makes you want to order roast duck right now. Drink or hold."
90 Wine Spectator
"Features a core of dark plum and cassis flavors but carries a decidedly racy edge, with bright sanguine and mineral notes driving along. Flashes of anise and violet check in throughout. Approachable in feel, offering up lovely fruit. Drink now through 2026. 208 cases made. — JM"
90 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2016 Au Champ de la Fenêtre is silky, polished and exceptionally beautiful. Ripe red cherry, strawberry, blood orange, rose petal and mint are all nicely lifted in this very pretty and expressive 100% Merlot. Bright acids perk up the finish. This is a terrific effort from Simon Blanchard, who is also one of Bordeaux's most respected consulting winemakers."
90 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Au Champ de la Fenêtre has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and leaps from the glass with bold blackberries, wild blueberries and red plums scents plus suggestions of pencil shavings, dusty soil and wild sage. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is solidly structured by firm, grainy tannins and lovely freshness, finishing with plenty of red fruit sparks."
93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
90 - Wine Spectator
90 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
90 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
|Taste||currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar|
|Nose||violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather|