JEB DUNNUCK: "A château that deserves more recognition in the market today, the 2022 Château Ripeau comes from 16 hectares of vines located in the northern part of Saint-Emilion. The blend is 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, vinified with a touch of stems and carbonic maceration, with the élevage in new barrels. Incredibly pure notes of red and blue fruits, spring flowers, violets, and forest floor give way to a medium to full-bodied, silky, seamless Saint-Emilion with ultra-fine tannins, plenty of mid-palate depth, and a great finish. The tannins here are first-rate, and this ripe, sexy, incredibly impressive 2022 could be a real superstar of a wine. Tasted multiple times."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: „The 2022 Ripeau has a deep garnet-purple color. It is a little closed and reduced at this nascent stage, revealing hints of tar, tilled soil, and cast-iron pan, over a core of stewed black plums and blackberry preserves. The medium to full-bodied palate is packed with bright, expressive red and black fruits, supported by a lively backbone and soft tannins, finishing long and minerally."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Flowers, black plums, black cherries, chocolate, licorice, incense and fresh ground espresso beans create the nose. But it is on the palate, with its layers of opulently-textured, lush, ripe, dark pit fruits, chocolate, and plums, where the wine really takes off. The creamy, plush finish keeps on going, with length, freshness and layers of ripe, chocolately fruits. The wine blends 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2025-2045."
Chateau Ripeau, 1 Ripeau, 33330 Saint-Émilion, Frankreich