St-Emilion 1GCC & GCC 2010: panel tasting results

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These structured, ageworthy wines pleased our judges on the whole, but they criticised the high oak,
extraction and alcohols in many examples, which masked their vineyard character. Nevertheless, two wines were awarded Outstanding and 17 wines Highly Recommended - see all 19 St Emilion 2010s here...
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St Emilion 2010, Couvent des Jacobins
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Couvent des Jacobins, GCC
Decanter average score:
17.75pts/20 (92/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Stephen Brook 18 James Lawther MW 18 Steven Spurrier 17.25
Nose fresh but a little reserved, with a graphitemineral, dark fruit nuance. Rich and firm on the palate, it’s opulent and forthright, but has some backbone, too, as well as good acidity on the finish to give persistence and flair.
Price £27.50 Millésima
Drink 2016–2032
Alc 14.5%