2009 Château Clos St. Martin St. Émilion Grand Cru Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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2009 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 96
2009 is the perfect vintage for Clos Saint Martin. It exacerbated the wines sensuous character. In contention for one of the most hedonistic wines in Bordeaux, this is opulence at its best. Rich, deep, full and long, the wealth of chocolate coated pit fruits, crushed rocks, purity and sexiness is impossible to miss. This is drinking stellar today. Drink from 2023-2039.

2009 is the perfect vintage for Clos Saint Martin. It exacerbated the wines sensuous character. In contention for one of the most hedonistic wines in Bordeaux, this is opulence at its best. Rich, deep, full and long, the wealth of chocolate coated pit fruits, crushed rocks, purity and sexiness is impossible to miss. This is drinking stellar today. Drink from 2023-2039.

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This sexy treat is all about hedonism. Silky, opulent and sensuous, the wine feels just great on your palate. The layers of flamboyant plums, cherry, earth, licorice and cocoa offer an unequaled, palate feel. This is just starting to hit its stride. I am sure it will easily be there for you for at least another 12-15 years of pleasure.

This sexy treat is all about hedonism. Silky, opulent and sensuous, the wine feels just great on your palate. The layers of flamboyant plums, cherry, earth, licorice and cocoa offer an unequaled, palate feel. This is just starting to hit its stride. I am sure it will easily be there for you for at least another 12-15 years of pleasure.

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This is one sexy little beast. Pure silk and velvet textures, with ripe, plush, sweet fruits, earth, truffle, licorice and a hint of espresso. The wine is all about pleasure from start to finish. I usually prefer drinking Clos St. Martin within about 15 years of the vintage.

This is one sexy little beast. Pure silk and velvet textures, with ripe, plush, sweet fruits, earth, truffle, licorice and a hint of espresso. The wine is all about pleasure from start to finish. I usually prefer drinking Clos St. Martin within about 15 years of the vintage.

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Sporting a deep ruby hue, truffle, smoke, black cherry liqueur, plum and vanilla scents lead the way to silk and velvet drenched, opulent, polished wine. Lush and sweet, there is a lot of purity found in the sweet, plush, long, sensuous finish.

Sporting a deep ruby hue, truffle, smoke, black cherry liqueur, plum and vanilla scents lead the way to silk and velvet drenched, opulent, polished wine. Lush and sweet, there is a lot of purity found in the sweet, plush, long, sensuous finish.

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2009 Clos St. Martin is the smallest classified wine in the Bordeaux appellation. It comes from a 1.33 hectare vineyard planted 7,000 vines/ha on clay and limestone soils. The vines have an average age of 31 years. The wine is filled with spicy dark fruit, anise, stone, plum, and espresso scents. This richly textured, sultry wine was produced from 75% merlot, 15% cabernet franc, and 10% cabernet sauvignon. The wine ends with black cherries infused with anise. 92-95 Pts

2009 Clos St. Martin is the smallest classified wine in the Bordeaux appellation. It comes from a 1.33 hectare vineyard planted 7,000 vines/ha on clay and limestone soils. The vines have an average age of 31 years. The wine is filled with spicy dark fruit, anise, stone, plum, and espresso scents. This richly textured, sultry wine was produced from 75% merlot, 15% cabernet franc, and 10% cabernet sauvignon. The wine ends with black cherries infused with anise. 92-95 Pts

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When to Drink Clos St. Martin, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Clos St. Martin needs 4-6 years in the cellar before starting to show its best. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. Clos St. Martin is best enjoyed in the first 5-20 years of life.

Young vintages can be decanted for about 90 minutes, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Serving Clos St. Martin with Wine and Food Pairings

Clos St. Martin is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Clos St. Martin is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes.

Clos St. Martin is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like rare tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

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