2001 Château La Clotte St. Émilion Grand Cru Wine Tasting Note

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2001 Château La Clotte  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Mature and definitely ready to go, this charmer kicks in with its sweet, ripe, red plums, black cherries, crushed rock, truffle and tobacco leaf profile. Soft, refined, medium-bodied and with a nice dose of earthy red fruits and mushrooms in the finish, no decanting is needed, Just pop, pour and enjoy.

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La Clotte Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau La Clotte, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau La Clotte is much better with at least 5 - 7 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 1-2 hours. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau La Clotte offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 8-20 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau La Clotte with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau La Clotte is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau La Clotte is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau La Clotte is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

The best vintages of Chateau La Clotte are: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2001 and 2000. However, 2015 is a big step in quality from the previous vintages of La Clotte, which is clearly due to the influence and direction coming from Alain Vauthier. And fortunately for fans of the wine, 2016 is even better!

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