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Château Clarke

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2023
90
Forward, fruity, medium-bodied, with tobacco, and floral accents, the cherry filled, soft-textured wine is already easy-to-drink, with a chocolate edge to the finish. Chateau Clarke is one of the very few wines in the Medoc that is planted to 100% Merlot. Drink from 2026-2037. 89-91 Pts.

Forward, fruity, medium-bodied, with tobacco, and floral accents, the cherry filled, soft-textured wine is already easy-to-drink, with a chocolate edge to the finish. Chateau Clarke is one of the very few wines in the Medoc that is planted to 100% Merlot. Drink from 2026-2037. 89-91 Pts.

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2022
90
Floral, fruity, and fresh, with blackberries, and chocolate-accented black currants and cherries, the wine is medium-bodied, creamy, and fruity from start to finish. Chateau Clarke is one of the very few wines in the Medoc that is planted to 100% Merlot. Drink from 2025-2038. 89-91 Pts.

Floral, fruity, and fresh, with blackberries, and chocolate-accented black currants and cherries, the wine is medium-bodied, creamy, and fruity from start to finish. Chateau Clarke is one of the very few wines in the Medoc that is planted to 100% Merlot. Drink from 2025-2038. 89-91 Pts.

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2021
90
Medium-bodied, with an oaky edge to the layers of black and red cherries, herbs, licorice, cocoa and espresso. There is a nice softness to the fruits on the mid-palate that carries through to the finish. This is one of the few wines this year that is showing much better in the bottle than it did from barrel, hence, the higher score. Chateau Clarke is one very few wines in the Medoc planted to 100% Merlot. Drink from 2024-2036.

Medium-bodied, with an oaky edge to the layers of black and red cherries, herbs, licorice, cocoa and espresso. There is a nice softness to the fruits on the mid-palate that carries through to the finish. This is one of the few wines this year that is showing much better in the bottle than it did from barrel, hence, the higher score. Chateau Clarke is one very few wines in the Medoc planted to 100% Merlot. Drink from 2024-2036.

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2020
89
Chewy, leafy, savory, earthy, chalky currants with leafy accents and a hint of spice is what you will find in the nose and on the medium-bodied, fresh, earthy, classic, slightly rustic palate. Drink from 2023-2038.

Chewy, leafy, savory, earthy, chalky currants with leafy accents and a hint of spice is what you will find in the nose and on the medium-bodied, fresh, earthy, classic, slightly rustic palate. Drink from 2023-2038.

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Sweet, ripe black cherries and earth form the core of this wine. Medium-bodied, with a dusty textured finish, this will be fine to drink and enjoy in its youth. 87-89 Pts

Sweet, ripe black cherries and earth form the core of this wine. Medium-bodied, with a dusty textured finish, this will be fine to drink and enjoy in its youth. 87-89 Pts

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2020
88
The nose is on the floral and orange side of the style range, with a round-textured, core of tropical-accented orange and yellow citrus. This is ready to go and should be consumed over the next few years. Drink from 2023-2026.

The nose is on the floral and orange side of the style range, with a round-textured, core of tropical-accented orange and yellow citrus. This is ready to go and should be consumed over the next few years. Drink from 2023-2026.

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2019
89
Fresh, bright, soft and savory, with a tangy, crisp, red pit fruit-focused, medium-bodied palate and a tangy finish. The wine is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and will be best in its fruit-forward, exuberant youth. Drink from 2022-2032.

Fresh, bright, soft and savory, with a tangy, crisp, red pit fruit-focused, medium-bodied palate and a tangy finish. The wine is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and will be best in its fruit-forward, exuberant youth. Drink from 2022-2032.

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2018
87
Medicinal cherries, spice and tobacco leaf aromas mesh with ripe, sweet lush cherries, dusty tannins and black raspberries with olives in the medium-bodied finish. Chateau Clarke is one very few wines in the Medoc planted with a preponderance of Merlot.

Medicinal cherries, spice and tobacco leaf aromas mesh with ripe, sweet lush cherries, dusty tannins and black raspberries with olives in the medium-bodied finish. Chateau Clarke is one very few wines in the Medoc planted with a preponderance of Merlot.

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Ripe, round, medium-bodied, sweet and with plenty of dark red berries and thyme to go around, you can drink this early in life. Chateau Clarke is one very few wines in the Medoc planted to 100% Merlot. 86-88 Pts

Ripe, round, medium-bodied, sweet and with plenty of dark red berries and thyme to go around, you can drink this early in life. Chateau Clarke is one very few wines in the Medoc planted to 100% Merlot. 86-88 Pts

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2017
86
Bright, fresh, crisp, light yellow citrus with a touch of flowers and honey on the nose and palate make this perfect for easy summer quaffing. This is fully developed and should be opened over the next year or two.

Bright, fresh, crisp, light yellow citrus with a touch of flowers and honey on the nose and palate make this perfect for easy summer quaffing. This is fully developed and should be opened over the next year or two.

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2017
88
Fresh, bright, crisp, medium-bodied wine in a classic style, focused on its red currants, herb, cedar and earthy character.

Fresh, bright, crisp, medium-bodied wine in a classic style, focused on its red currants, herb, cedar and earthy character.

1,829 Views   Tasted
2016
87
Medium-bodied, classic, firm, bright, crisp and fresh, the sweet and tart red berry fruit shines easily in the nose and on the palate here.

Medium-bodied, classic, firm, bright, crisp and fresh, the sweet and tart red berry fruit shines easily in the nose and on the palate here.

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2015
85
One of the few wines in the Medoc with vineyards planted to 100% Merlot, the wine is light to medium bodied, with a crisp bright, red berry, cedar and tobacco character with some tartness in the finish.

One of the few wines in the Medoc with vineyards planted to 100% Merlot, the wine is light to medium bodied, with a crisp bright, red berry, cedar and tobacco character with some tartness in the finish.

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The wine is medium bodied and focused on fresh, red fruits, leaving you with a sweet and tart, clipped finish. 84-86 Pts

The wine is medium bodied and focused on fresh, red fruits, leaving you with a sweet and tart, clipped finish. 84-86 Pts

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2014
85
Medium bodied, austere, bright, spicy, earthy, sweet and tart red fruits that is quite classic in style.

Medium bodied, austere, bright, spicy, earthy, sweet and tart red fruits that is quite classic in style.

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2012
85
One of the few wines in the Medoc with vineyards planted to 100% Merlot, the wine is medium bodied, focused on fresh, red fruits, leaving you with a sweet and tart, clipped finish.

One of the few wines in the Medoc with vineyards planted to 100% Merlot, the wine is medium bodied, focused on fresh, red fruits, leaving you with a sweet and tart, clipped finish.

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Perhaps the only 100% Merlot wine from the Medoc is more on the tart, bright, crisp strawberry and red cherry side of the style range. This will be best in its first few years of life.

Perhaps the only 100% Merlot wine from the Medoc is more on the tart, bright, crisp strawberry and red cherry side of the style range. This will be best in its first few years of life.

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2010
88
Simple and easy drinking, with a soft, black cherry, thyme and espresso bean, medium bodied personality for early drinking. Made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Simple and easy drinking, with a soft, black cherry, thyme and espresso bean, medium bodied personality for early drinking. Made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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2009
89
Soft, open and with quite a bit of charm in its earthy, cassis and thyme filled personality, the generous finish has a nice supple quality.

Soft, open and with quite a bit of charm in its earthy, cassis and thyme filled personality, the generous finish has a nice supple quality.

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2005
84
Stoic and firm in character, the nose, with its tobacco, wet earth, spice, cassis and cherry aromatics are the best part of the wine. There is an austerity on the palate that will definitely appeal to lovers of older, so called classic wines more than it did to me.

Stoic and firm in character, the nose, with its tobacco, wet earth, spice, cassis and cherry aromatics are the best part of the wine. There is an austerity on the palate that will definitely appeal to lovers of older, so called classic wines more than it did to me.

3,976 Views   Tasted