2011 Clarke (Baronne Nadine de Rothschild), Listrac
Deep crimson. Dusty blackcurrant fruit. Juicy, fresh, straightforward. Lightish, savoury rather than sweet. Moderate tannins, well handled. Not terribly long but harmonious with a dry finish. Drink 2016-2024.
I like the spicy, hazelnut and berry character here. It’s a little lean but shows pretty fruit and refined tannins. Needs one to two years of bottle age to soften: try in 2016.
Focused, with sleek tannins framing the core of crushed plum and steeped cherry fruit. Reveals a lingering iron echo on the finish. (Web Only-2014)