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Clos Rene PomerolBordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Clos Rene is one of the older estates in Pomerol, dating back to the mid 18th century. At the time of its birth in 1734, it went under the name of Reney. The original chateau pictured on the label was constructed in 1880. At some point in the early 1940′s, Clos Rene was managed and co owned by Pierre Lasserre. Pierre Lasserre was at the time in charge of managing the property for the Durantou family that would become Chateau L’Eglise Clinet.

Today, Clos Rene is owned by both the Garde family and the Lasserre family. Clos Rene was one of the last producers in Pomerol to bottle their own production. It was the normal practice during the early part of the 20th century for chateaux to deliver their wine in barrel to the negociants who did the bottling. By 1970 that practice was almost nonexistent. Clos Rene did not begin to bottle their own wine until the middle or later part of the 1970′s.

The 12 hectare Pomerol vineyard of Clos Rene which is located just south of Lalande de Pomerol and not far from Chateau L’Enclos. The vineyard is planted to 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Malbec. With 10% Malbec in their vineyards, they have the largest plantings in Pomerol as well as one of the largest plantings of Malbec in the the Right Bank.  The terroir is mostly gravel and sand with some iron deposits in the soil. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 5,500 vines per hectare. On average, the vines are kept at 35 years of age. Clos Rene is vinified in temperature controlled, traditional, cement vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in vat. The wines are aged in 25% new, French oak barrels for an average of 18 months.

There is a second wine, Moulinet-Lasserre. On average, 5,500 cases are produced of Chateau Clos Rene every vintage. Clos Rene is consulted by Michel Rolland.

Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Clos René

    1. With coaxing, red fruits come to the surface of this medium-bodied, supple and bold but simple Pomerol wine. 86-88 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
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  2. 2012 Clos René

    1. This medium-bodied wine is filled with black cherries and cocoa raspberry with soft, easy-to-like textures and an oaky finish. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  3. 2011 Clos René

    1. Earthy cherries, medium body and a bitter chocolate, bright cherry finish. 87-89 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
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  4. 2010 Clos René

    1. Certainly a contender for the best wine ever produced at the property. The medium bodied Pomerol is a bit stern, but you can find nice, ripe black cherries, wet earth, plum and mocha in the nose and finish. Drink this young, or age it 5 years before popping a cork.

      89 points - Tasted
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  5. 2009 Clos René

    1. Medium bodied, light in the nose and lighter on the palate, the wine is dominated by red fruit, with a touch of dryness in the bright, red plum finish.

      88 points - Tasted
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  6. 2005 Clos René

    1. This nice, value priced Pomerol is already open and drinking well. Medium bodied with soft textures, there is plenty of fresh dark cherries, earth, plum and chocolate to be a fun, easy to like Bordeaux to drink in its first decade of life.

      89 points - Tasted
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  7. 1983 Clos René

    1. Fading, with little fruit remaining, this bright cherry and earth filled wine requires consumption.

      80 points - Tasted
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