Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 92-94 points
“The 2016 Petit Faurie de Soutard has a tightly wound bouquet that unfurls in the glass to reveal black cherries, raspberry coulis and some lovely pencil box aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. This is a plush Saint Emilion that maintains fine balance and there is great depth towards the finish. Hopefully this will keep its lusciousness in bottle - this is how to do opulent Saint Emilion! I hope it lives up to expectations once in bottle.”
James Suckling, 93 points
“Brilliant aromas of blackberries, blueberries and hints of dried flowers. Full and chewy tannins that have a dusty texture and a long, flavorful finish. A blend of 65 per cent merlot, 30 per cent cabernet franc and five per cent cabernet sauvignon. Drink in 2022.”
Wine Enthusiast, 93 points
“The second wine of Chateau Soutard's newly restored Saint-Emilion estate is well structured and rich. The soft texture gives a wine that is almost ready to drink, ripe and full of blackberry fruits. Drink this wine from 2020.”
Vinous, 91+ points
“The 2016 Petit Faurie de Soutard has a boisterous bouquet that lacks a bit of finesse, but I admire the vigor here. The palate is well balanced with grippy tannin, good depth and a solid, grippy but not overwhelming finish that should ensure that it offers over a decade of drinking pleasure. Very fine.”
Jeb Dunnuck, 91 points
“A modern styled effort that has subtle oak in its creme de cassis, tobacco, and earthy aromas and flavors, the 2016 Chateau Petit Faurie de Soutard is medium-bodied, has a firm, focused texture, fabulous purity of fruit, and a great finish. It’s still tight and holding things relatively close to its vest, yet it’s balanced, has good concentration, its acidity is nicely integrated, and again, its purity of fruit is something to behold. Give it 2-3 years of bottle age and it’s going to drink well over the following 10-15.”
Normally $50, plus free shipping on 3 or more! 92-94 Wine Advocate, and 93s from Wine Enthusiast and James Suckling, too!
“...this is how to do opulent Saint Emilion!” - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Wow! Saint-Emilion Grand Cru from the great 2016 vintage is rare enough, but priced like THIS?! Chateau Soutard is a rockstar in the region, but to have their “second wine” get the whopping press this did is rare! INVINO peeps, we have you hooked up today! Will go fast!
You might mix this up with a Napa Valley Cabernet when you taste it. Definitely in the “modern” style of Bordeaux, but wow, it is rich, creamy, round, pure, and drinks WAY over its normal price of $50! Fun fact: Soutard is one of Saint-Emilion’s oldest - it dates back to 1513! Soutard was also one of the first to plant vineyards in perfect rows -- 300+ years ago, vines were planted more haphazardly! Check out the press on this wine!
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