Nicolas Thienpont

Chateau La Prade Red Bordeaux Blend

8.77 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Côtes de Francs, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Stefan Dolhain

2016 vintage. Nicolas Thienpont is a great winemaker at 3 Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classés Beauséjour HDL, Pavie Macquin and Larcis Ducasse +Grand Cru Classé Berliquet + a few estates in the Côtes de Bordeaux). This Côtes de Francs is probably the most humble in his stable, but it's a very serious wine. A blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, it features a dark red colour colour with a purplish rim, a complex nose with blueberry and strawberry fruit, flowers and cocoa powder. The fruit is packed in a tight ripe tannic structure, with balancing acidity and serious length. I would recommend to give this overachiever a few years of bottle age. Abv. 14,5%. Great value at 12,90 euro.

2016 vintage. Nicolas Thienpont is a great winemaker at 3 Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classés Beauséjour HDL, Pavie Macquin and Larcis Ducasse +Grand Cru Classé Berliquet + a few estates in the Côtes de Bordeaux). This Côtes de Francs is probably the most humble in his stable, but it's a very serious wine. A blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, it features a dark red colour colour with a purplish rim, a complex nose with blueberry and strawberry fruit, flowers and cocoa powder. The fruit is packed in a tight ripe tannic structure, with balancing acidity and serious length. I would recommend to give this overachiever a few years of bottle age. Abv. 14,5%. Great value at 12,90 euro.

Sep 16th, 2020
Ashley Freiberger

Easy everyday wine. Smooth tannins. Very dry.

Easy everyday wine. Smooth tannins. Very dry.

1 person found it helpfulDec 12th, 2019
JJ Lumia

Good QPR. Underrated in the ratings. Full-bodied and creamy with cherry, chocolate and iron notes. Medium finish. Could use some time on the shelf or a good decant.

Good QPR. Underrated in the ratings. Full-bodied and creamy with cherry, chocolate and iron notes. Medium finish. Could use some time on the shelf or a good decant.

Mar 20th, 2020
Leigh Ann Labate

More complex than what we’re used to, still has that OG red wine taste that hits nice with the cheese board I spontaneously whipped up

More complex than what we’re used to, still has that OG red wine taste that hits nice with the cheese board I spontaneously whipped up

Mar 12th, 2020
Scott Cowan

Totally acceptable as a table wine. Nothing to write home about but easy drinking, balanced, never obnoxious. Definitely not for wine-loving guests; good QPR for self and for friends who want wine but don’t have particularly discerning palates

Totally acceptable as a table wine. Nothing to write home about but easy drinking, balanced, never obnoxious. Definitely not for wine-loving guests; good QPR for self and for friends who want wine but don’t have particularly discerning palates

Nov 24th, 2019
Chris Longua

Chris had this 4 months ago

Chris had this 4 months ago

Sep 20th, 2020
Josh Gimpelson

Josh had this 2 years ago

Josh had this 2 years ago

Apr 20th, 2019