2017 Alcee

Alcee

91Average Score
Red
En Primeur
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
91
Critic Notes

This is very intensely salty with white pepper and dark fruits. Firm and linear. Lovely fruit.

Score: 91-92/100James Suckling

Nicolas Thienpont’s Alcee comes from a two-part vineyard, but the section that is by La Prade didn't get frosted, and these vines were exclusively used to make this 2017 Alcee. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it opens with intense cassis, chocolate-covered cherries and blackberry preserves notes with touches of baking spices and lilacs. The palate is medium to full-bodied and packed with black fruits and spice layers, framed by ripe, plush tannins and finishing with impressive length.

Score: 90-92/100Robert Parker

Nicolas Thienpont’s Alcee comes from a two-part vineyard, but the section that is by La Prade didn't get frosted, and these vines were exclusively used to make this 2017 Alcee. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it opens with intense cassis, chocolate-covered cherries and blackberry preserves notes with touches of baking spices and lilacs. The palate is medium to full-bodied and packed with black fruits and spice layers, framed by ripe, plush tannins and finishing with impressive length. Apr 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 90-92/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

The 2017 Alcée, part of Nicolas Thienpont's portfolio, was picked from 27 to 29 September from the three hectares of vine next to Monbadon, the two parcels on Saint-Philippe d’Aiguilhe having suffered from severe frost damage. It has a very confit-like bouquet: raspberry preserve, marmalade and fig aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with quite succulent tannins, again, just a little confit-like although not to the same degree as the aromatics, veins of black pepper and clove emerging towards the finish. What survived the frost has turned out well this year. 875 cases produced.

Score: 89-91/Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2021 - 2030
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
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Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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