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Château Adaugusta 2020

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Notes and citations obtained in 2023
James Suckling : 92
« This is perfumed with attractive aromas of ripe berries, plums, dried orange peel, sweet spices and wet asphalt. Medium- to full-bodied with ripe, juicy tannins. Pure and succulent fruit character and a plush, velvety finish. Better after 2024.»

Tom Mullen : 95+
« Plush and full and balanced aromas of red fruit with a lick of menthol. A bright and juicy mouthful of fruit, energized by clean acidity; red plums and strawberries mid palate with mandarins on the finish. Brilliant. Balanced and low-key tannins. Pair with a range of roasted foods, or even a dessert of peach melba.»

Peter Moser : 90
« A deep ruby colour with purple reflections, discreet ochre brightening on the rim. Notes of blackberries and black cherries, fine touch of oak, candied orange zest in the background. Juicy, red berry touch, medium complexity, freshly structured, integrated tannins. A salty-lemon finish and delicately leafy aftertaste; a lively food companion..»

Jeff Leve : 90
« Medium-bodied, bright, fresh and floral with a core of sweet, ripe, red pit fruits and a chalky finish. Forward, soft and already approachable, this easy to drink charmer should be fun to taste on release. This could be the best vintage of Adaugusta ever produced. Drink from 2023-2035.»

Notes and comments during Primeurs tasting (april 2020) :
James Suckling : 92-93
« This is medium-bodied with a tight tannin structure and fresh, vivid fruit. Plenty of blueberry and blackberry undertones. »

Markus del Monego : 91

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Château Adaugusta 2019

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Advice    You can enjoy drinking it from now on

Notes and citations obtained in 2022
Hachette Wine Guide : 2 stars
« Perfectly mastered, this vintage delivers a beautiful, complex fruit, with blackcurrant buds and black berries. The ripe structure and tannin support its potential and we appreciate at this stage its generous and concentrated structure. Great potential is emerging.»

James Suckling : 93
« Aromas of ripe dark berries, tobacco, chocolate and wet soil. Tight and chewy with medium-body, firm tannin structure and a lingering velvety mouth-feel. Holds long and even all the way through the savory finish. 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet franc. Try from 2025.»

Antonio Galloni : 91
« The 2019 Adaugusta has grown into a very pretty, perfumed wine with lovely balance and tons of class. Sweet floral and spice notes perk up the dark red cherry/plum fruit in this attractive, mid-weight Saint-Émilion. All the elements are very nicely put together.»

Jeff Leve : 89
« Wet, smoky earth, thyme and plums get everything off to a good start. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied, soft, round and fruity. You can enjoy this on release. Drink from 2022-2031.»

Jeb Dunnuck : 90
« Darker cherries, red plums, Asian spices, and cedar pencil notes all emerge from the 2019 Château Adaugusta, a medium-bodied, very pretty, elegant, wonderfully balanced, mid-weight Saint-Emilion. It picks up more floral and chalky mineral notes with time in the glass and should have 8-10 years of longevity.»

Notes and comments during Primeurs tasting (april 2020)
James Suckling : 92-93
« This is a very solid young St.-Emilion, with blackberries, black olives and wet earth. Some dried mushrooms, too. Medium to full body and chewy tannins that are polished and structured on the finish. »

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Château Adaugusta 2018

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Deep and dark colour, with crimson reflections.
Expressive nose with black fruit aromas ( blackberries and black cherries) intermixed with delicate scents of smoky oak.
Fruity and velvety in the mouth, round and supple, medium-bodied.
Long and fruity finish with silky tannins.

Advice    A lovely potential. Pleasant to drink from now on, but can also wait for 2024.

Notes and citations obtained in 2021
James Suckling : 92/100
« Fresh bramble fruit, dried flowers, licorice and some peach on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with firm, tight-grained tannins. Sleek and juicy. Try from 2024 »

Tom Mullen : 94/100
« Bountiful and big aromas include those of plums, pches, rich black cherries, mandarins and aniseed. Not a tame wine. In the mouth a balanced medley of ripe fruit in a well-structured tannic matrix. Flavors include plums, blackberries, candy cane and eucalyptus. A juicy, nicely acidic inviting wine. You’ll ask for a second glass—light, fun, tasty, inviting. Bravo! Pair with lamb and mint sauce, pumpkin/cumin soup or a dessert of chocolate mint brownies. »

Jeb Dunnuck : 90/100
« Lots of cassis and Bing cherry notes as well as cedarwood, candied violets, and chalky mineral notes emerge from the 2018 Château Adaugusta, a medium-bodied, elegant, high-quality Saint-Emilion with moderate, ripe tannins, good mid-palate depth, and outstanding length. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, I love its purity of fruit, it's balanced, and it should drink well for 10-12 years or more. »

Notes and comments during Primeurs tasting (april 2019)
James Suckling : 92-93
« A young red with depth of fruit and ripe tannins that give the wine energy and richness. Solid tannins frame the wine nicely»

Jeff Leve : 89-90
« Fruity, medium-bodied , soft, easy-drinking, round textured expression of earth, licorice and cherries, which will be charming on release »

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Château Adaugusta 2016

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Advice   Already open and very pleasant, but wait for a couple of more years

Notes and citations obtained in 2019
James Suckling : 93/100
« Blackberry, licorice and lavender aromas. Very intense. Full bodied and tight. Wet earth. Black olive aftertaste. A blend of 75 per cent merlot and 25 per cent cabernet France. This is really beautiful and cool. Better after 2023 »

Antonio Galloni : 89/100
« The 2016 Adaugusta offers good depth and richness, not to mention a good bit of immediacy as well. Black cherry, lavender, spice and leather all meld together in this racy, succulent Saint-Émilion. This is a decidedly pushed fruity style, but it works well. »

Notes and comments during Primeurs tasting (april 2017)
James Suckling : 92-93
« A firm and silky red with lovely dark fruit and licorice and walnut character. Same excellent quality as last year’s »

Jeff Leve : 90
« Lush, polished fruits, silky tannins, sweet, ripe juicy plums and cherries, from start to finish - and all for a very fair price ! »
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Château Adaugusta 2015

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Dense and deep crimson colour with violet reflections The nose is elegant with a delicate touch of smoky oak, intermixed with grilled hazelnuts and almonds, followed by beautiful notes of black cherries and strawberries. Round and supple, medium to full-bodied, with lots of red and black fruits. Long finish with silky tannins

Advice   Already open and very pleasant, but wait for a couple of more years

Notes and citations obtained in 2018
James Suckling : 91/100

Antonio Galloni : 91/100

Vinum : 15.5/20

Guide Hachette des Vins 2019

Notes and comments during Primeurs tasting (april 2016)
James Suckling : 92-93
« Tight and very minerally red, with blackberry, salt and white paper character. Full body, yet reserved and structured. »

Jeff Leve : 89
« Fresh, soft, ripe, forward, medium-bodied with easy-to-find charms and silky tannins, this wine is all about the sweet, black raspberry, plum finish. »

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Château Adaugusta 2014

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Dense, ruby colour with violet reflections. Spicy and elegant oaky nose, with red fruits. Soft and fleshy, round and ample, with a long finish and good structure.

Advice   Can start drinking over a meal, but better wait for a couple of years

Notes and citations obtained in 2017
Guide Hachette des Vins 2018 (1 star)
« Intense and bright colour. Generous and lush nose, with hints of kirsch and chocolate. Soft, rich and onctuous, with a finish that exhibits silky tannins and a present yet elegant oak. »

James Suckling : rated 90
« Lots of blueberry and chocolate aromas follow through to a medium to full body, firm and silky tannins with a fresh finish. Drink now or hold »

Antonio Galloni : rated 91
« The 2014 Adaugusta is a dark powerful wine. Black cherry, plum, mocha, spice and leather infuse this super-attractive Saint-Emilion. Supple and flamboyant, the 2014 is likely to offer its best drinking sooner than later »

Notes and comments during Primeurs tasting (april 2015)
James Suckling : 90-91 :
« Attractive blueberry and blackberry character on the nose follows through to a medium to full body, firm tannins and a bright finish »

Jean-Marc Quarin : 15,50 // 88

Antonio Galloni : rated 88-91
« The 2014 Adaugusta is open, soft and supple. Sweet rose petal, cedar and attractive raspberry notes are pushed forward in an inviting juicy St.-Emilion to drink over the next 10-15 years or so. »
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Château Adaugusta 2013

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Ruby colour, supple and medium-bodied. Good balance of red and black berries, lovely texture with soft tannins.

Advice   Can be waited for one more year. Ageing potential : 5 to 7 years

Notes and comments during Primeurs tasting (april 2014)
Bettane-Desseauve :
« Round and structured, with a good length »

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Château Adaugusta 2012

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

A very fruity, round and supple wine, really charming

Advice   Already quite pleasant to drink, but can wait 4 or 5 more years

Notes and Citations obtained in 2014
Guide Hachette (1 star)
« Intense purple colour. Aromas of ripe blackberries, with toasty oak. Supple and round, with a fuity and deep mouthfeel, long finish with good tannic structure »

Guide Revue du Vin de France : 16/20
« Soft tannins in agreement with the vintage. Good mouthfeel and long finish, medium-bodied with an onctuous texture. A very good illustration of 2012 vintage qualities »

Guide Un Vin presque Parfait
« Crimson and bright colour. Aromas of red and black ripe berries, with a hint of balsamic scent. Supple and deep mouthfeel, with fine tannins »

Notes and comments during Primeurs tasting (april 2013)
James Suckling : 88-89
« A wine with lovely berry and licorice with hints of hazelut. Medium body with fine tannins and a dark chocolate and raspberry character. Balanced and pretty »

Jacques Dupont – Le Point : 14
« Flowery nose, perfumed, crisp mouthfeel, good acidity, more fruity than dense, charming »

Jean-Marc Quarin : 14,75 // 86
« Fruity nose, with a soft mouthfeel gradually building up, medium-bodied and savoury finish »

Bettane-Desseauve :
« Spicy nose layered with black fruits, elegant and silky tannins with a deep mouthfeel. A charming wine »

Vino Magazine : rated « Excellent »
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Château Adaugusta 2011

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Bright ruby coulour. Intense nose of black fruits, with aromas of vanilla and spices
Supple and suave, with notes of black currant, spices and chocolate
Very fruity, with a delicate toasty oak
Long finish, medium-bodied, with elegant tannins. Perfectly balanced

Advice   already very pleasant to drink, but can be forgotten for a couple more years

Notes and citations obtained in 2014
• Wine Spectator : 89
• Guide Hachette (1 star) : Aromas of fruit paste and grilled almonds. Supple and round, with a good tannic structure and a pleasant freshness
• Guide Un Vin Presque Parfait (1 star): Bright crimson color, intense nose of red and black fruits, medium-bodied with pleasant tannins

Notes and comments during Primeurs tasting (april 2012)
The Wine Cellar Insider, Jeff Leve : 87-88
« From a typical mix of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet franc and with a dark hue, the wine offers a fun, easy-to-like and plush black cherry and chocolate personality. »

Bettane-Desseauve : 14,5
« Good structure with sweet tannins, and nice freshness in the finish »

Jacques Dupont, Le Point : 13,5 – 14
« Supple and fresh with adequate extraction, this wine can be drunk young while fruity »

Vinum : 14
« Medium-bodied with present tannins and freshness »

The Wine Patriot : 91 « Black cherries, strawberries, black currant, deep mouthfeel »
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Château Adaugusta 2010

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Deep ruby colour, intense and black with violet reflections
Intense and complex nose of cherries with toasted aromas
Supple, round and suave with notes of blackberries, black cherries and spices
Medium to full-bodied with a long finish and a texture of silky tannins

Advice   Start drinking now or cellar for 5 more years

Notes and citations obtained in 2013
• Wine Spectator : 92
• James Suckling : 90
• Guide Hachette
• Guide 2014 Un Vin Presque Parfait (3 stars)

Notes obtained from tastings at the Bordeaux Primeurs, April 2011
James Suckling : 91-92
« Blackberry character with velvety tanins and a fruity finish. Stylish. »

Wine Spectator : 89-92
« Fresh and sleek, with delicious linzer torte and blackberry fruit and alluring spice flittering through on the finish. Very suave »

Revue du Vin de France : classified as great success
« A good Saint-Emilion from a small emerging winery. Good layer of tannins and pleasant ripe fruit. Very expressive with a good length. To be discovered. »

The Wine patriot : 92-93
« Exuberant fruit on the nose, in the mouth it goes crescendo, the final is charming. »

Bettane-Desseauve : 15-16
« The estate has confirmed its potential, although the tannins in this vintage still appear quite firm. But there is undoubtedly a very good length and savor. »

Bernard Burtschy (Figaro-Magazine) : 15
« 80% merlot with 20% cabernet franc. Nice garnet robe. Blackberry nose. The palate is pleasant and filled red fruit. »
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Château Adaugusta 2009

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Deep and intense colour, with ruby and violet reflections
The nose reveals blackberry and black currant aromas, with spices and an elegant toasty oak
Supple, round and suave. Long finish with an intense mix of moka and black fruit. Good structure with velvety tannins, well-balanced

Advice   Start drinking and over the next 4 to 5 years. Will continue to improve.

• Le Guide des Vins de Bordeaux – Jacques Dupont
• Guide Hachette des Vins 2013 (une étoile)
• Guide Bettane-Desseauve 2013 : 15 sur 20

Notes and comments in the Bordeaux Primeurs tasting (April 2010)
Bettane/Desseauve : 16/20
« Long and straightforward, well-extended and deep. A young (and small) estate which has confirmed its potential. Rated in the category of "Remarkable wines – these crus are really at their best." »

Wine Spectator - James Suckling : 89-92
« Pretty and balanced red, with sweet berries and citrus underneath. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. A new wine to me. »

Independent amateur wine guide - Jean-Marc Quarin : 15-15,25
« Beautiful dark and intense colour. Lovely aromatic nose, fruity and creamy. Ample in the mouth, very fruity, smooth, but also dense with dazzling fruits to finish. It’s lovely ! »

Vino Magazine
« rated "Excellent" in the Saint Emilion Grand Cru category »

Le Figaro Club Vin - Bernard Burtschy : 89 - 91
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Château Adaugusta 2008

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Dark and intense ruby colour with violet reflections
Complex nose of delicate toasty oak, with aromas of ripe black fruits and notes of liquorice
Impression of sweetness, followed by roundness and a palate of black fruits.
Long finish, with elegant and silky tannins

Advise   start drinking now and over the next 4 to 5 years

• Le Guide des Vins de Bordeaux – Jacques Dupont
• Guide Un Vin Presque Parfait 2011 (two stars)
• Bronze Medal at International Wine Contest in Lyon

Notes and comments in the Bordeaux Primeurs tasting (April 2009)
Le Point : 16/20 – second best grade for the Saint Emilion Grand Cru category.
Second best grade for the Saint Emilion Grand Cru category.
« Black fruits, ripe merlot (75% merlot), toasty notes, fresh and lively on the palate, fuity with a touch of cherry. Very fine, elegant and long finish. Ready by 2014. Ageing potential : 15 years »

Independent amateur wine guide, by Jean-Marc Quarin 15-15.25
the best grade being 16.5 :

« Dark color and discreet bouquet. On the palate, this wine is more open, fleshy and fruity. Its finish appears round and delicate with an aromatic and subtle taste »

Bordeaux Aujourd’hui Magazine - Graded 16 out of 20
among the St Emilion Grand Cru, the best grade being 17 :

« This wine comes from a very small and precious plot of vineyard. It exhibits roundness with a nice aromatic expression. Do not miss it »

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Château Adaugusta 2007

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Beautiful ruby colour, slightly orange
An intense nose with notes of black cherry liqueur and wild strawberry.
Delicate toasty oak, with a touch of spice.
Supple and round

Advice   Perfect to drink now.
A fine result thanks to the important work of selecting and sorting the grapes throughout the Summer of 2007: “a wine-grower’s vintage”
• Le Guide des Vins de Bordeaux – Jacques Dupont

Notes and comments
Rated “Excellent” by Vino Magazine during the Primeurs tasting (april 2008)
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Château Adaugusta 2006

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Ruby colour, with a slight orange color
A nose with predominant blackcurrant notes, slight roasted flavors and spices
Well balanced with an elegant toasty oak and a pleasant freshness

Advice   drink now and over the next 2-3 years

• Le Guide des Vins de Bordeaux – Jacques Dupont