Bouteille-Larmande 2016 vintage
Château Larmande
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Founding date
XVIe century
General Manager
Bertrand de Villaines
Vineyard Manager
Olivier Brunel
Winemaker and commercial
Véronique Corporandy
Geographical location
1200 meters from Saint-Emilion
Total surface area
20 hectares
Limestone and clay, ancient sands, siliceous clay
Grape varieties
77% merlot, 19% cabernet franc, 4% cabernet sauvignon
Average age of vines
25 years
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Details of the vintage
Beginning of harvest
September, 22nd 2016
End of harvest
October, 18th 2016
June 21st and 22nd, 2018
Area used in production
17 hectares
45hl/hectare with 70 % of first wine
Manual harvesting. Manual sorting. Transfer gravity harvest.
Type of tanks
Double walled stainless steel vats with temperature controlled.
Aging in French oak barrels
18 months. 60 % de new barrels, 40 % one year old barrels
" Deep colour. Intense dark plum roasted chestnut/coffee aromas with some dark chocolate notes. Richly textured wine with attractive deep set plum liquorice flavours, praline notes, fine plentiful tannins and integrated savoury mocha oak. Finishes firm and inky. Tasted at the Union des Grands Crus. "
Andrew Caillard, MW
" Dark fruity nose. Wine is dense, tight and comes denser, it’s tannic, it gets more personality and freshness. Nice violet notes finish "
Bernard Burtschy
" Tasty fruits, beautiful breeding, ripe tannin, beautiful balance. Great potential. "
Bettane & Desseauve
" This has a dark and convincing hue. I get dark and sweet fruit on the nose, with a black cherry liqueur, a cherry-leaf freshness too though, with a little oaky vanillin frame to it. The palate is full of roasted black bean, black olive, dried blackcurrant and juniper, with a sweet ripeness countered by a dry, savoury, ripe but correct tannic backbone. A very fresh character, pure and bright, with energy, a soft acid lift, and a fine, taut, gripped finish as well. The finish shows a rolling bed of soft and ripe tannin, and some fine fruit. I suspect it will drink sooner than some wines, but this is still an impressive Larmande. "
Chris Kissack
16-17/20 (92-94)
" Part of the Château Soutard stable, this takes its time in the glass but opens up very beautifully. Rich, deep flavours with a liquorice note. This is an estate that is quietly turning out good quality and often good value wines. "
" Firm and silky with a pretty core of fruit and ripe tannins. Linear and focused. Bright. Very attractive. "
James Suckling
Jancis Robinson
" Dark, intense and purple color. Medium aromatic nose, fruity, floral and subtle. Delicate and particularly fruity palate. Then the wine melts at the palate, juicy, tasty with great taste. Good fine grain finish. Deliciously floral and creamy. This is the second year that Larmande performs as well. Congratulations! Good length. "
Jean-Marc Quarin
" A soft, approachable Larmande with dark plums and cherries. The tannins are ripe and well handled, not to aggressive but still firm. Already open and ready to enjoy with nice acidity and freshness. "
Jeannie Cho Lee
Matthew Jukes
" The 2016 Larmande has a clean and pure bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit, more detailed and focused than some of its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well judged acidity, harmonious and focused with a long, persistent and very pure finish. This is a lovely Larmande that is going to give a lot of pleasure. "
Neal Martin
" Cherry and chocolate on the nose. It is full bodied with soft fruits, firm tannins, classic structure, dry finish. "
Rene Gabriel
" Nice and engaging fresh nose, fairly springy. The palate is light and straight, balanced, it is a wine of beautiful structure that should evolve with grace. "
Terre de Vins
" This is sappy, elegant and floral, unfurling red fruits, fine tannins and subtle oak in the glass, with crunchy acidity and lovely freshness. "
Tim Atkin
" Barrel Sample. This juicy wine offers notes of spice on the nose and mouth, as well as firm tannins and a generous character on the palate. It is solidly structured, though the ripe fruit flavors offers some cushion. "
Wine Enthusiast
" Purple purplish. Intense bouquet, complex and fruity. Black cherries, cinnamon, blackberries and prunes. Attack fond and silky. Creamy body, elegant, juicy and fruity. A wine marked by fruit and elegant tannins well integrated. Finish juicy. "
Yves Beck
" The nose is fruity, elegant, tasty, and offers a nice depth and a finesse of the aromas. We find blackberry, blackcurrant and raspberry notes, mixed with grey pepper, spices, flowers (iris), and vanilla. The mouth is fruity, tasty, elegant and shows a full-bodied wine with density, finesse, and tightness. Notes of blackberry, raspberry, strawberry and blackcurrant, mixed with liquorice, woody, toasted aromas. Background of Bourbon vanilla. A nice delicate and balanced wine. Tannins are soft. Good length. " - dégustation primeur
16.75/20 (93-94)

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