2010 Clarke Rothschild, Listrac (1.5L)

SKU #1115465 93 points James Suckling

 Extreme nose of crushed raspberries and minerals. Full body, with very integrated tannins and a fresh clean finish. Lasts for minutes. Very well done. Better in 2016.  (2/2013)

90-92 points Wine Enthusiast

 Great swathes of sweet tannins and ripe berry fruits, the wine is delicious, ripe, concentrated and intense without losing charm. (RV)  (6/2011)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The Chateau Clarke 2010 has a well-defined bouquet with ripe blackberry and strawberry fruit, touches of eau-de-vie and liquorice emerging to render the aromatics quite medicinal, in stark contrast to its showing a year ago. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins, plenty of plump Merlot fruit and a succulent finish that has length and style. This is letting it all hang out and there is nothing wrong with that. Tasted January 2014. (NM-Wine Journal)  (3/2014)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Dark red. Medicinal black cherry, menthol and licorice on the nose. Smooth and juicy, with tight, slightly herbal flavors of cassis, licorice and mint. Nicely ripe in spite of its medicinal aspect, and sweet and fine-grained for this wine. Finishes with supple tannins.  (7/2012)

Wine Spectator

 Solid, revealing a lively, briary frame wound around a core of plum, currant and blackberry fruit. Features solid grip, with a fresh tobacco edge showing on the finish. (JM, Web-2013)

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By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/5/2013 | Send Email
Dark and powerful. A value!

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

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