Chateau Soutard Saint Emilion Grand Cru [Pre-arrival] 2020
JD95-97: Another gorgeous wine from this estate, the 2020 Château Soutard offers the fresh, pure, lively style of the vintage beautifully as well as offering ample red, blue, and black fruits, notes of graphite, crushed stone, and violets, seamless tannins, flawless balance, and a great finish. This is elegance paired with power, and it's going to benefit from just 4-5 years of bottle age and keep for 20+. Bravo!
WA93-95+: Deep purple-black colored, the 2020 Soutard opens with the most gorgeous perfume of rose petals, lavender, kirsch and raspberry leaves, followed by a core of preserved plums and ripe blackberries, plus emerging suggestions of clove oil and mandarin peel. The medium to full-bodied palate is softly textured and irresistibly seductive, featuring layer upon layer of perfumed red and black fruits and fantastic tension, finishing long, lifted and satisfyingly spicy.
VM93-95: The 2020 Soutard is a wine of real depth and character. Red/purplish fruit, lavender, sage, mint, rose petal and mocha are all laced together. This silky, stylish Saint-Émilion is wonderfully appealing right out of the gate. Bright floral accents add energy and vibrancy throughout.