2016 Vieux Chateau Palon

Vieux Chateau Palon

90Average Score
Red
2021-2033
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
90
Drinking window
2021-2033
Critic Notes

Tangy and energetic with a deep intensity of black fruit and salt. Full and chewy. Juicy finish. Same excellent quality as the 2015. Mar 2017, www.jamessuckling.com

Score: 92-93/100James Suckling

The 2016 Vieux Château Palon is unapologetically rich and opulent in the glass. Super-ripe dark fruit, chocolate and sweet oak give the wine much of its racy, exotic personality. Readers who like bold reds will find much to admire. This delicious, flamboyant Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend from vineyards in Montagne Saint Émilion hits all the right notes. Apr 2017, www.vinous.com

Score: 89-91/100Antonio Galloni

The 2016 Vieux Chateau Palon was showing some warmth on the nose, a little smudged compared to other Right Bank 2016s. The palate is sweet and tarry on the entry and you think it might be overdone, but it pulls back during the second half to belatedly reveal quite a refined finish. It's a barrel sample of two halves at the moment, but I am cautiously optimistic for its showing when it is finally bottled. Apr 17, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2021-2033 Apr 2017, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2021-2033

Score: 88-90/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2021-2033

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Vieux Chateau Palon rolls out of the glass with gregarious black plums and black cherries notes plus touches of stewed tea, bay leaves and tar. Full-bodied and rich with a velvety frame, the generously fruited palate reveals a little oak on the long finish. Nov 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 89-/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Montagne Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2021-2033
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Montagne Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2021-2033
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