This charming Couvent des Jacobins 2014 is plesant thanks to its cedar notes and toasted aromas coming from the ageing. Swirling gives off the oaky sensation and reveals the complexity of the black fruit aromas. On the mouth, the wine expresses a franc attack turning into a smooth structure of creamy tannins. The oak ageing gives body and weight to this Saint-Emilion and a great aging potential.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Couvent des Jacobins 2014 has an attractive bouquet with lively red currant and dark plum fruit, a hint of kirsch in the background, without going over the top or losing delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, grippy and quite oaky red fruit with tarry overtones toward the finish. Yet I feel this Saint Emilion retains commendable balance and it displays fine length. This might be worth checking out in bottlepotential here.
|Grape varieties||Merlot/Cabernet Franc|
|Producer/Bottled by||VIGNOBLES JOINAUD-BORDE 33330 SAINT EMILION FRANCE|
|Classification||Grand cru classe|
|Producer||Couvent des Jacobins|