G Acte 8 2016

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Tasting Notes

The 2016 Acte 8 is a little more intensity on the nose compared to the Acte 6 with layers of blackberry, briary, touches of blueberry and violet. This is extremely precise and extremely pure. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin, more rondeur than the 2015 and exceptional harmony and poise. This seems to shimmer with energy – displayed just the right amount of sappiness to urge another sip. Tasted at the Acte vertical in London.

Score: 94Neal Martin, vinous.com, July 2019

A blend of 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Franc, the medium garnet-purple colored 2016 Acte 8 offers up understated, composed blackberries, mulberries and warm plums notions with touches of tobacco, tilled soil, allspice, pencil shavings and underbrush. Medium-bodied, the palate defies your expectations of restraint with wonderful vivacity and tons of bright red and black fruit sparks, supported by firm, grainy tannins and finishing on a pensive minerally note.

Score: 94+Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, RobertParker.com, November 2018

Blackberry, blueberry and orange-peel aromas. Full-bodied, round and powerful. Very layered and rich. So harmonious. A triumph from here. 50 per cent cabernet franc and 50 per cent merlot. Drink from 2022.

Score: 94James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2019

The 2016 Acte 8 is fabulous. The 2016 literally soars out of the glass with a stunning range of aromatics. Rose petal, blood orange, pomegranate, mint and sweet raspberry are all vivid. Once again, I am totally blown away by the purity of the flavors. Even with all of its intensity, the 2016 retains terrific freshness and energy. Most of the clonal material now is from Lafleur. With their 2016, the Guinaudeau family challenges many of the preconceptions of what Fronsac is and can be. This is a stunning wine.

Score: 94+Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, January 2019

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