L'Ecole 41 Seven Hills Vineyard Perigee 2016

L'Ecole 41 Seven Hills Vineyard Perigee 2016

 

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L'Ecole 41
Seven Hills Vineyard Perigee 2016
  • Vintage : 2016
  • Country : USA
  • Region : Washington
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,5°
  • Grappes : 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec

Our Estate Perigee captures the essence of Seven Hills Vineyard’s characteristic rich elegance, seductive aromas, and earthy structure. L’Ecole has been producing wines from Seven Hills Vineyard since 1993. We hand-select our oldest and most distinguished blocks to produce this stunning, flagship wine.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 90 2016
JD Jeb Dunnuck 94 2015
WE Wine Enthusiast 91 2015
W&S Wines & Spirits 91 2015
DCT Decanter 95 2014
WS Wine Spectator 90 2014
More information on wine critics and ratings

Robert Parker (RP) : 90 Points (2016)
An impressive red blend, the 2016 Perigee Seven Hills Vineyard Estate is composed of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot and 7% Malbec. The wine is complex on the nose, opening with the aromas of black and red fruits and a soft tart line of acidity through the core. It is full-bodied and expressive on the palate, with a clean, correct and balanced center of fruit and lifting tannins that elevate the expression. The wine ends with flavors of blackberry and dark plum on the long, lingering finish. Give this one more year in bottle, and then enjoy it over the next decade.

Jeb Dunnuck (JD) : 94 Points (2015)
The 2015 Estate Perigee Seven Hills Vineyard checks in as a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot, aged 22 months in 40% new French oak. It sports a deep purple color as well as terrific notes of ripe plums, violets, blueberries, incense and lead pencil. Pure, beautifully concentrated, layered and elegant, it's another beautiful wine from this team that's made in good quantities.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 91 Points (2015)
Cabernet Sauvignon makes up 56% of this blend, with the balance Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. It's locked up on first pour, with notes of barrel spice, dark chocolate, graphite, cassis, green herb and purple flower. The palate brings abundant cherry flavors backed by brawny, slightly astringent tannins. It shows a lot more tannic heft than this vineyard is often known for, needing significant time to settle in. Best after 2024.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 91 Points (2015)
Tobacco drenched in red wine” is how one taster described this Seven Hills blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec and petit verdot. Indeed, it’s so savory, with notes of cedar, tobacco and anise, that the plum-sauce and cassis notes took a day to arrive. It’s a mouthful, the flavors as dark and deep as balsamic syrup, the tobacco-like tannins acting as a vise on the tongue; for a ribeye.

Decanter (DCT) : 95 Points (2014)
Very oaky nose but the cherry and cassis fruit comes through. Quite full, ample and powerful with a fine but firm chassis of tannins and inviting blueberry and herbal flavours. An engaging wine with more than a little presence.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 90 Points (2014)
Well-built and framed by firm tannins, offering deep flavors of blackberry, stony mineral and spice. Hands off for now. Best after 2018.

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Columbia Valley Merlot 2016
W&S
90
JS
92
WS
89
Layered with complex aromas of black cherry, rose petal, and plum, this full bodied, balanced Merlot shows layers of baking spices and cocoa with a seamless finish carried by fine-grained tannins.
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W&S
90
JS
93
WE
90
This wine is a blend sourced from prestigious vineyard sites representing four unique soil types in the Walla Walla Valley, 50% of which are L’Ecole’s Estate vineyards. Its old-world structure, dense dark fruit flavors and elegant tannins exemplify the best of Walla Walla.
69,90 €
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L'Ecole 41 Seven Hills Vineyard Perigee 2016 Reviewed by Robert Parker 13-11-2020 . Score: 4