2016 Le Prieuré, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1305732 95-98 points Vinous

 One of the most exciting wines of the vintage, the 2016 Le Prieuré is another superb wine from the group of estates owned jointly by Paul Goldschmidt and the Artemis Group that also includes Siaurac and Vray Croix de Gay. A rich, sumptuous wine, the 2016 Le Prieuré possesses stunning depth in all of its dimensions, yet at the same time remains fresh and vibrant throughout. Potent tannins drive the finish, but they are nearly buried by the sheer intensity and luxuriousness of the fruit. A host of dark red cherry, woodsmoke, tobacco, herbs and crushed flowers build in a deeply expressive and resonant St-Émilion of the highest level. Tasted three times. (AG)  (4/2017)

94 points Decanter

 Paul Goldschmidt and Artemis (Latour) work together on this wine, with Penelope Godfroy as technical director. It has always had excellent potential that is now being realised. Soft, plush fruit and a lovely touch of austerity from the limestone, restrained but with evident power underneath. The tannins are plush and this is an expertly judged, juicy and vibrant wine in the St-Émilion signature. Planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Drinking Window 2025-2045. (JA)  (4/2017)

92-93 points James Suckling

 Dense and minerally red with blueberry and blackberry character. Hints of licorice, too. Medium body and a juicy finish.  (4/2017)

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/1/2017 | Send Email
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I love this wine. Toasty and mineral aromas. Very elegant wine with layers of ripe fruit which hides the tannins.
Drink from 2020 to 2035

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the M├ędoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion