Alcee 2021

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Tasting Notes and Scores


Bordeaux Index

Nice blood orange, limestone influenced nose, crunchy and lifted. Very attractive fruits, plenty of strawberry and plum flavours with a fine limestone texture and some depth of character. A finely balanced wine that speaks well of its place.
April 2022


Wine Advocate

The 2021 Alcée derives from vines growing in red clay over limestone opposite La Prade, as well as holdings in Saint-Philippe d’Aiguille. Exhibiting aromas of juicy cherries, berries, tobacco and sweet soil tones, it's medium to full-bodied, lively and impressively concentrated, with tangy acids and youthfully chewy tannins. This is a strong effort from Nicolas Thienpont and his team.
William Kelley, April 2022


Neal Martin

The 2021 Alcée includes a new 4-hectare parcel en fermage in St-Genès-de-Castillon (clay over limestone), making 12.22 hectares in total. Cropped at 23.7hL/ha October 6–19, this has an open, expressive bouquet of dark cherries, bergamot and light sous-bois aromas, hints of pencil shavings emerging with aeration. The palate has a lovely juicy opening, fine acidity, rounded, supple red fruit and a harmonious, refined finish. This is a seductive Alcée in the making.
Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2022