2022 St Emilion Satellites Lussac, Montagne, Puisseguin and St Georges

2022 St Emilion Satellites Lussac, Montagne, Puisseguin and St Georges

2022 St. Emilion Satellite Appellations, 2022 Lussac, 2022 Montagne, 2022 Puisseguin and 2022 St. Georges are as you might expect variable. But if you know where to look, there are several solid wines. Located proximal to St. Emilion, in 2022, the Saint Emilion satellite appellations provide some very fine wine Right Bank wine values from the largest vineyards with scrupulous owners.

The 2022 vintage for the St. Emilion Satellite appellations was similar to Pomerol and Saint Emilion, though growers here are increasingly challenged, expressly with excessive, drought-created vintages. For a full, detailed overview and wringer of the 2022 Bordeaux vintage and harvest with producer quotes… 2022 Bordeaux Vintage, Harvest Report

All of the pursuit St. Emilion Satellite appellations wines were sampled in Bordeaux in April. Most of the wines were tasted at Negociants, Consultants or with various wine trade groups.

2022 St. Emilion Satellite Appellation Wine Tasting Notes …

2022 Baudon Les Terres Blanches – Montagne-St. Émilion – Deeply colored, the wine is equally visionless in its weft with its layers of woebegone plums, chocolate, espresso, and cinnamon. Rich, lush, round, fresh, and fruity, the wine has a lot of weft on the mid-palate that keeps on going through to the finish. Produced from 100% Merlot, a portion of the grapes are whole tuft vinified. Drink from 2025-2038. 91-93 Pts

2022 Cap St. George – St. Georges-St. Émilion – Flowers, cinnamon, and plums form the cadre of the wine. On the palate, the wine is plush, soft, and fresh, with sweetness and energy on the mid-palate, and in the finish. The wine is produced from blending 84% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. 13.9% ABV. 3.55 pH. This is perfect for early drinking pleasure, yet it can be weather-beaten for increasingly complexity as well. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts

2022 Cap d’Or – St. Georges-St. Émilion – Smoke, licorice, woebegone cherries, and graphite, the wine is medium-bodied, round, and fruity with a plummy finish. Already approachable, this is going to drink well in its youth. The wine blends 84% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2025-2032. 90-92 Pts.

2022 Clarisse – Puisseguin-St. Émilion – Espresso, flowers, and cherries with a bit of oak on the medium-bodied, soft, round, fruit-filled, sweet, ripe, fresh palate that needs to integrate. Drink from 2025-2032. 89-91 Pts

2022 Clarisse Vieilles Vignes – Puisseguin-St. Émilion – Sweet woebegone plums, woebegone cherries, chocolate, espresso, and licorice on the nose, are moreover found on the fresh, forward, chalky palate. Drink from 2025-2034. 91-93 Pts

2022 Clos Bertineau Merlot – Montagne-St. Émilion – All the ripe, sweet, visionless plums, and cherries are covered with deep chocolate and licorice nuances. The wine is round, lush, polished, and ready for pleasure on release. The wine is made from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2025-2034. 89-91 Pts

2022 Clos de Bouard – Montagne-St. Émilion – Flowers, cherries, espresso, and licorice form the cadre of this wine. Medium-bodied, soft, round, fresh, and sweet, with a refreshing, mint-leaf vocalizing in the finish, this is going to be easy to enjoy on release. The wine blends 85% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. For those keeping track, this was the first wine to be released in the 2022 futures campaign. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts

2022 Dame de Bouard – Montagne-St. Émilion – Forward, fresh, fruity, elegant, and with all of its sweet, ripe, red berries, and pit fruits, it is ready for consumption on release. Drink from 2024-2029. 89-91 Pts

2022 Courlat – Lussac-St. Émilion – Woebegone raspberries, plums, licorice, and flowers show with ease. The medium-bodied wine is soft, balanced, fresh, and plummy, with a creamy, polished fruity mid-palate, and finish. he wine is produced from a parcel selection of 100% Merlot. Drink from 2025-2035. 89-91 Pts

2022 Croix de Rambeau – Lussac-St. Émilion – Medium-bodied, soft, floral wine with a cadre of sweet, cherries with a savory, leafy herbs and an earthy whet to the finish. Drink from 2025-2030. 87-89 Pts

2022 Faizeau – Montagne-St. Émilion – Supple-textured, lush, forward, medium-bodied, elegant, fruit-packed charmer with layers of creamy, ripe, sweet, lush fruits that will be a pleasure to enjoy on release, and for increasingly than a decade without that. Drink from 2025-2037. 93-91 Pts

2022 La Grande Clotte – Lussac-St. Émilion – Soft, round, polished, fruity, forward and ready to go, with a touch of chalk in the savory, plummy finish. Drink from 2025-2030. 89-91 Pts

2022 La Grande Clotte L’Envolée – Lussac-St. Émilion – Forward, round, lush, and fruity, with layers of woebegone cherry, plum, espresso, and cocoa from the start to linty finish. Drink from 2025-2032. 89-91 Pts

2022 Simon Blanchard Champ de la Fenetre – Montagne-St. Émilion – Woebegone plums, licorice, chocolate, and espresso show beautifully in the nose, and on the round, soft, polished palate. The wine is produced from 100% old vine Merlot vines. The wine comes from Simon Blanchard, a member of the Stephane Derenoncourt team. Drink from 2025-2037 91-93 Pts

2022 Simon Blanchard Guitard – Montagne-St. Émilion – Deeply colored, initially you notice the flowers surpassing moving to the smoke, espresso, vanilla, and cocoa-infused plums. On the palate, the wine is silky, fresh, and pure, with a lengthy, creamy-textured, fruit-packed finish. Drink from 2025-2038. 92-94 Pts

2022 Tour Bayard – Montagne-St. Émilion – Flowers, plums and espresso beans form the weft here. The medium-bodied wine is soft, polished, fresh and sweet, with a dark, fruity, plummy finish. Drink from 2025-2037. 90-92 Pts

2022 Tour Bayard L’Angelot – Montagne-St. Émilion – Deep, floral and fruity, the spicy, woebegone plums are sweet, lush and round. There is an whet of salty, cocoa, and espresso on top of the visionless cherries in the finish, giving the wine lift and character. Drink from 2025-2038. 91-93 Pts

2022 Vieux-Chateau-Palon – Montagne-St. Émilion – Flowers and leafy herbs combine with sweet, ripe, red and woebegone pit fruits to produce an elegant, soft, polished, medium-bodied, supple wine with sweetness, freshness, and good energy in the spice, accented, fruity finish. This should be succulent on release and provide pleasure for over a decade with ease. The wine blends 75% Merlot with 25% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts

Up next, 2022 Bordeaux Generic AOC Appellation Red and White Wines surpassing we move to 2022 dry white Bordeaux wine followed by 2022 Sauternes.

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