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Château Clos St. Martin

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2020 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 97

Opulent, silky and rich, this is pure bottled hedonism. Flamboyant, showy plums, cherries, smoke, licorice, spice, oak and earthy nuances seek your attention. Rich, lush and opulent on the palate, the wine finishes with layers of perfectly ripe, sensuous fruits. Give it 7 years or so for the oak to fully integrate and enjoy over it the following 2 decades. 96-98 Pts

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2019 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 95

Polished, silky fruits, velvet-textured tannins, and a wave of ripe, sweet black cherries, licorice, herbs and espresso are what you will find here before working your way to the fruit-filled, creamy finish. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 94-96 Pts

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2018 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 97

Sexy, silky, velvety textured ripe, sweet fruits coat your palate. The balance between the weight, depth, layers of voluptuously textured fruits is dead on. Rich, opulent and sensuous, this decadent offering from the plateau of Saint Emilion is going to offer pleasure for at least two decades and probably longer. 97 Points

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Velvet textured red berries, smoke, spice, licorice, wet earth, and stone are all over the place. The wine is opulent, concentrated and polished. The berries are ripe, sweet, fresh and silky. This decadent offering from the plateau of Saint Emilion is going to offer pleasure for at least two decades and probably longer. 96-98 Pts

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2017 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Black cherries, licorice, espresso and fudge are the first thing you'll notice. From there, you'll quickly move to the creamy, silky textures, lush, polished tannins and the decadently ripe, dark fruits and espresso-filled finish. 93 Points

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2016 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 95

Cherry liqueur, kirsch, black raspberry, flowers, espresso and licorice create the perfume, while on the palate, you'll find silky, sensuously textured black cherries and velvet tannins. This is a very hedonistic treat – hypnotic in a way. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 95 Points

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2015 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 95

Bottled sensuality, the wine is silk and velvet with layers of velvety, dark red fruits that fill your palate. The wine is in balance. It is never heavy, offering complexity with decadence. 95 Points

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90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc produced a wine with sensuous, opulent, silky textures, dense, dark, ripe, sweet fruits and a long, round finish. Like a first date you end up taking home to meet Mama. 95 Points

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2014 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

This is ready to go, as you can already sense the secondary notes of tobacco, truffle, smoke, earth, fennel and plum. Medium bodied, with sweet, ripe, cherries and black plums, the wine is silky and polished. This is not going to make old bones, but this is will be charmer to taste for first 10-15 years of life. 92 Points

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Silky, pure, sweet and fresh, with a licorice, cocoa, dark chocolate-covered red and black cherry charm, this wine ends with a supple, elegant, finish. 91-93 Pts

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2013 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Soft, polished and plush with plums, cherries, licorice and espresso bean in the nose, this round, forward, medium-bodied wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine reached 13.5% alcohol, with pH of 3.8. The yields were 28 hectoliters per hectare. This is all about finesse on the palate. 89-91 Pts

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2012 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Blending 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 14% alcohol, with a pH of 3.76. Coffee bean, licorice and jammy cherries open to a silky, sensuous, lush, black cherry filled, spicy wine. The final vintage made by Sophie Fourcade. 91-93 Pts

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2011 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

The production is always tiny, but with the combination of only 20% of the vineyard being replanted and a difficult vintage, less than 500 cases will be made of the 2011. From 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is aged in 100% new oak. Coffee, floral, black plum, earth and smoky barbecue aromas open to a supple-textured, round, sweet, black cherry-filled wine. 91-93 Pts

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2010 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 94

2010 Clos St. Martin, the smallest classified wine in the Bordeaux appellation comes from a 1.33-hectare vineyard. Planted to 7,000 vines/ha, with an average age of 31 years. The terroir is planted on clay and limestone soils over the limestone plateau. Smoke, mineral, licorice, oak, and jammy berry scents open to a supple, ripe, silky textured concentrated wine ends with a long fresh, black cherry, spice and licorice finish. 94-95 Pts

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2009 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 95

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. 95 Points

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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. 94 Points

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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. 95 Points

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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

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2008 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 94

2008 Clos St. Martin opens with an enticing perfume of dark berries, mint, minerality, licorice, cherry blossoms and sweet oak. The texture feels like polished silk and velvet. This sensual wine ends with a long sensation of fresh, ripe blackberries. Only 480 cases were produced. 94 Pts

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08 Château Clos St. Martin. This château, situated close to Angelus, Beau-Sejour Becot, and Beausejour Duffau, provides a hit in 2008. With clay and limestone soil and a southwest exposure, the château never produces more than 600 cases in any vintage. In 08 it produced only 460 cases. Starting with 2008, the wine will be fermented in new oak, then placed back in the same barrel to add additional freshness and a softer feel to the fruit. The wine, with its dark ruby and purple hue, has a complex perfume of minerals, black fruit, raspberry, forest, and oak. In the mouth, good structure and ample concentration of ripe fruit. The wine finishes with a blast of blackberry liquor and kirsch. 93-96 Pts

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2006 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Dominated by red fruit, earth, spice and black raspberries, this medium bodied, lighter styled wine is rapidly maturing and should be enjoyed sooner than later. 88 Points

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2005 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 95

This feels close to fully mature. The wine is silky, lush and rich. Full-bodied, with layers of black plums, dark cherries, licorice, chocolate and wet earth on the palate, those sensations carry though the sensuously textured finish. If you are sitting on any, this is a good time to start popping the cork. 95 Points

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Made for hedonists, this is a sensuous, textural experience. Opulent, velvet-textured plums, black cherries, smoke, licorice, flowers and truffle from start to finish. The wine is full, rich, deep, luscious and polished and it improves in the glass. you can enjoy this now and for at least another 12 years or so. 96 Points

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Round, opulent, fat and juicy, the sweet, ripe black cherries are coated with licorice, dark cocoa, smoke and chocolate. Full-bodied, concentrated and richly textured, this hedonistically styled wine hits that spot in all the right ways. Youthful, but just starting to be a good place today, give it an hour in the decanter and it is ready to go. 95 Points

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It's going to hard to find a sexier wine than this. The texture is incredibly sensual, the ripe, fruit offers sweetness, freshness and purity, and the truffle, black cherry and earthy nose is right where it needs to be. There is some room for improvement, but this is such a treat today, if you have more than a few bottles, pop one of the corks. 95 Points

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What a beauty this is. With only 20 minutes of air, flowers, chocolate covered raspberries, truffle, smoke and licorice scents pop from the glass. If you like that, the sensuous, lush textures should seal the deal! At 10, this is the right time to be drinking this pleasure machine. It's not a wine to age, hoping it will make old bones. Because it won't. I'm going to finish my remaining bottles before this is 18-20 years of age. Fortunately, it's so much fun to drink, I cannot wait to pop another cork. 95 Points

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No need to wait any longer for this beauty. If you like opulent textures, a nose with smoke, licorice, black cherry, licorice and wet earth, and a luscious, soft finish, you came to the right place. I've found that this wine shows best between 10-15-20 years of age. It's a wine for pleasure seekers. However, it's not a wine to hold for decades. 95 Points

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This wine has it all. Incredible concentration of ripe dark, fruit, a perfume that knocks you out and an incredible, plush, velvety, mouth feel that reaches into every nook and cranny of your palate. This special Bordeaux wine defines decadence. The dark chocolate covered blackberry, licorice tinged finish was further complicated with a hint of blueberry and seems to go on for over sixty seconds! 96 Points

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Deep, opaque in color. A haunting perfume and an incredible, lush, mouthfilling sensation packed with so much glycerin, this Bordeaux wine over takes your senses. If you're into texture, this wine will blow you away! The melange of black, red and plum flavors are further complicated with a hint of blue fruit that creeps in. After being open for a few hours, the wine gained in structure. The tannins are extremely fine. I would have scored this higher, but, there was another wine I liked even more. Only 600 cases of this sublime wine were produced. If this intellectual sex bomb of a wine sounds like your cup of tea, but it sooner than later as it is only going to become harder to find and more expensive. 97 Points

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2004 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Soft, silky, elegant and lush, the sweet plums, smoke, licorice and black cherries shine though in this medium bodied, velvet textured, ready to drink wine. 91 Points

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Complex, spicy ripe fruit and anise aromatics pairs perfectly with a rich, silky entry and the long, fresh, ripe, opulent plummy finish. 91 Points

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2003 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

Medium bodied and already fully mature, this light style of wine needs to be drunk up. 87 Points

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2002 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Light in the nose, this medium bodied wine offers some ripe dark fruit with a slightly drying finish. 88 Points

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2001 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Smoke, caramel, truffle, black cherry, fresh herbs, chocolate and earthy aromas open to a fully mature St. Emilon. Soft,supple, round and lush, with no hard edges, the finish is pure, sweet cherries with hints of chocolate, mocha and minerality. This was tasted with about 10 minutes of air. A long decanting will not help this wine. While I doubt the wine is going to develop additional complexities from this point forward, there is no hurry to drink it. I'd look to drink it over the next 5-8 years. 92 Points

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Fennel, juicy plums, mushroom, chocolate and blackberry aromas meshed perfectly with the soft, plush, round textures and the sexy, chocolate covered blackberry finish. This is close to mature and should be consumed before by the time the wine hits 20. While a very successful and delicious Bordeaux wine, I am not sure it's going to make old bones. 92 Points

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Licorice, chocolate, black raspberry jam, plum, coffee and hints of vanilla scents make up the perfume. The wine offers plush, sexy, edible textures that and a blast of licorice covered black and red fruits in the finish 93 Points

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In quality, tis not that far from the stellar 2000! The exotic perfume pops from the glass with earthy, spicy, soy and back fruit aromas. Lush and concentrated on the palate. The wine finishes with a blast of fresh, ripe dark fruit and opulent textures. 93 Points

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2000 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Fully mature, medium/full-bodied with an earthy plum, espresso, smoke, licorice, and dark cocoa-packed perfume, the wine continues to rock the palate with its plus, silky, sensuous textures and earth, imbued fruit on the palate and in the finish. This is clearly fully mature, no decanting, pop, pour and enjoy. 93 Points

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Medium/full bodied, sensuous, silky and fresh, with loads of ripe, juicy, cherries and earth. No need for further aging here. The finish has a hint of dusty tannins in the endnote. 93 Points

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Fully mature, silky, soft and polished in texture, the wine offers freshness, earth, floral and ripe plum notes that please all the senses from start to finish. If you have a bottle, pop a cork, as there is no reason to wait. This was simply popped and poured, which seemed like the right way to go. 93 Points

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The second bottle of this in just as many weeks. Both bottles are not as good as this wine was about 2 years ago. The aromas remain interesting with its earthy, licorice, black plum and vanilla notes. The textsure is still supple, but the fruit seems to be starting to gently fade away. I'll try drinking my remaining bottles over the next 4-6 years. 92 Points

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If you're seeking sex, silk and velvet, look no further. This supple, hedonistic wine is packed with vanilla, licorice, black cherry liqueur and truffles. Rich, concentrated and without a single hard edge, while this St. Emilion will improve, there is no reason to delay experiencing its ample charms. 94 Points

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Silk, elegance and ripe fruit are the hallmarks of this Bordeaux wine. Dark berries, minerality and juicy plums are made better by the opulent, velvet laden textures that coat your palate. 94 Points

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With a perfume that takes over your senses. You are blasted with blackberry, truffle, oak and creamy raspberry aromatics. Opulent and rich on the palate. Concentrated and full bodied with an intense, silky mouth feel that is out of this world. The sexy licorice covered, black fruit finish is a treat. 95 Points

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Dark berry, licorice and spicy aromatics with hints of coco. Great structure. Lots of concentration, balanced, lush and opulently textured. This sublime wine finishes with a blast of soft, round, silky, ripe plums and berries. 95 Points

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1999 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Fully evolved with aromas of herbs and fresh red fruit, there was some dryness in the finish. I would drink this sooner than later 88 Points

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1998 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Although complex aromatically, this lighter bodied and styled wine does not follow through on the palate. The finish, while pleasant, is short. Since the wine is ready to drink today, there is no reason to wait for further evolution. 89 Points

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Opening with complex mineral, spice box and black fruit aromatics. The wine had a plush entry, but lacked the depth and concentration of morerecent vintages. With 98, you see a huge jump in style and quality. This was the first year Sophie Foucarde began turning things around for the property. Drink this wine on the young side. 90 Points

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This kicked off with a powerful nose. But that's where it left off. Medium bodied and light on the palate without much follow through. Ready to drink today. 89 Points

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1996 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 85

Light in color, medium bodied and showing some hint of underripeness in the finish. 85 Points

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1990 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 84

Light ruby with bricking in the color. The nose of strawberry and spice accompanied this fully mature wine which finished with hints of dark fruit. Drink up. 84 Points

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1964 Château Clos St. Martin  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 83

After opening and tasting the wine, Sophie said, "this was not a perfect bottle." The wine was light and sadly had moved past its prime. But, so what? I was tasting a 44 year old bottle of Clos St. Martin with the owner. Life does not get better. 83 Points

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