2016 Clos du Clocher, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1299131 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2016 Clos du Clocher is a blend of 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc, picked 10-17 October at 44 hectoliters per hectare and matured in 65% new oak. This includes some vinification intégrale. It has a very clean and precise bouquet with pure blackberry, raspberry and cold stone aromas, the oak beautifully integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, with an edginess from start to finish, and saline vein that becomes more evident towards the finish. I love the focus, the intent of this Clos du Clocher, never compromising one iota of finesse from start to finish. Being located smack bang on the plateau has really yielded dividends for this Pomerol and it should age with style over 20, maybe 30 years. (NM)  (4/2017)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast

 Barrel Sample. The tannins here are almost southern in their dusty character, structured and dense, yet at the same time the wine is ripe and fruity. It will be an impressive wine. (RV)  (4/2017)

90-93 points Vinous

 The 2016 Clos du Clocher is bold in style. Black cherry, plum, licorice, sweet spices and new oak flesh out in the glass. Racy and succulent to the core, Clos du Clocher captures all the radiance of the vintage in its flamboyant personality. This is a dense, opulent style and yet the 2013 has fabulous staying power. (AG)  (4/2017)

92 points Decanter

 A lovely vibrant purple, the Cabernet Franc really comes through very strongly, with an impression of tight cassis, blackberry leaf, tobacco, curling woodsmoke and violet. Beautifully precise and focussed, I love the fresh seam running through it. (JA)  (4/2017)

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Pomerol