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  • Country ranking ?

    1 006
  • Producer ranking ?

    3
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

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Made by Alain Vauthier and from a similar terroir to Ausone, yet with a different exposition, the 2015 Château La Clotte is a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon raised in 85% new French oak. Possessing an incredible elegance and purity, with medium to full-bodied richness and notes of cassis and black raspberry fruits, underbrush, damp earth and subtle oak, it has a striking floral component, a ...

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Vintage 2015

Full report of Bordeaux 2015 by Andrew Caillard MW “Next in line in a great series of vintages; 2000, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2015.

 

2015 is a wonderful Bordeaux vintage without the hype or hysteria associated with 2009 and 2010. The wines are generally expressive and generous with wonderful concentration and structure. Given another year in barrel, the wines should gain more complexity and fruit volume. Châteaux, in all sub-regions, are e...

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Written Notes

La Clotte - purchased by Alain Vauthier in 2014. Delicious fruit, elegant anf finely constructed, round and tasty. Very seductive wine. 90p.
  • 90p
Very good balance between tannin, body and acidity. Fresh, pure and silky. A feminine wine. Very enjoyable wine even at this moment and for sure good potential for ageing. 93-94
  • 94p
Ruby. Scented, red berries, some spices, delicate, floral and detailed nose, anise and minerals. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, juicy, raspberries, spices, detailed, red berries, refreshing, long. 92-94
  • 93p
Deep colour. Substantial wine with bitter plum, cola aromas with liquorice meaty note. Dense and compact with deep set plum liquorice flavours  long gritty textures. Chocolaty finish. 92 points 
  • 92p
Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Excellent nose with expressive aroma reminiscent of dark berries, vanilla, hints of roasting aroma and vanilla. Discreet minerality in the background. On the palate well structured, full-bodied, fresh character, fine tannins and excellent length with lingering fruit in the finish.
  • 94p
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Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux
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