CHÂTEAU LA CLOTTE
2012 Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion
|Sub-district||Saint Emilion & Satellites|
|Classification||Grand Cru Classé|
This name hardly appeals to most English-speaking people, but the wine itself is consistently well-made and a perennial sleeper of the vintage. The 2012, from this tiny 10-acre jewel of a vineyard on clay and limestone soils with a full southern exposure, is a blend of 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. Excellent minerality, crème de cassis and blueberry and raspberry fruit jump from the glass of this opaque ruby/purple wine. Medium to full-bodied, nicely textured and impressive, the finish is long, and the wine, sexy and delicious. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. Drinking range: 2015 - 2030 Rating: 91-91 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com (Apr 2015)
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Rating: 86 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (Apr 2013)
This unwinds pleasantly, with sleek, racy linzer torte and cherry notes lined with floral, blood orange and spice hints. Exhibits well-integrated grip, revealing just a slight hint of the vintage’s taut feel. Rating: 89-92 James Molesworth, The Wine Spectator (Apr 2013)
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