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Château La Clémence

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2023
90
Incense, licorice, spice, espresso, smoke, and red fruits work in concert here to produce a medium-bodied, round, creamy, fruity wine. Drink from 2026-2040. 89-91 Pts.

Incense, licorice, spice, espresso, smoke, and red fruits work in concert here to produce a medium-bodied, round, creamy, fruity wine. Drink from 2026-2040. 89-91 Pts.

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2022
90
Black fruits, chocolate, coffee bean, licorice, and spice notes create the character here. The wine is creamy, the fruits are ripe, but, there is a strong, smoky, oaky edge to the fruit on the palate that needs time to integrate. Drink from 2025-2037. 89-91 Pts.

Black fruits, chocolate, coffee bean, licorice, and spice notes create the character here. The wine is creamy, the fruits are ripe, but, there is a strong, smoky, oaky edge to the fruit on the palate that needs time to integrate. Drink from 2025-2037. 89-91 Pts.

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2021
89
Red fruits, espresso, licorice and spice form the core of this round, polished, plummy wine. There is a nice hint of orange, cocoa and espresso on the backend that gives the wine freshness, and vitality. This will be tasty on release and over the next decade or so. Drink from 2024.2034.

Red fruits, espresso, licorice and spice form the core of this round, polished, plummy wine. There is a nice hint of orange, cocoa and espresso on the backend that gives the wine freshness, and vitality. This will be tasty on release and over the next decade or so. Drink from 2024.2034.

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Coffee beans, wet earth, licorice, incense and cherries form the core of the round, forward, fruity, polished wine. The finish shows a strong oak influence. Drink from 2023-2029. 87-89

Coffee beans, wet earth, licorice, incense and cherries form the core of the round, forward, fruity, polished wine. The finish shows a strong oak influence. Drink from 2023-2029. 87-89

1,265 Views   Tasted
2020
90
Dark, plummy fruit, espresso, black cherries and licorice nuances open the wine. On the palate the wine is concentrated, round, polished and glossy, with an oaky edge to the ripe, showy fruits. Drink from 2023-2038.

Dark, plummy fruit, espresso, black cherries and licorice nuances open the wine. On the palate the wine is concentrated, round, polished and glossy, with an oaky edge to the ripe, showy fruits. Drink from 2023-2038.

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Deep in color, the wine is round, plump and fruity, with a liberal dose of oak, ripe, dark red fruits and espresso on the palate and in the finish. 89-91 Pts

Deep in color, the wine is round, plump and fruity, with a liberal dose of oak, ripe, dark red fruits and espresso on the palate and in the finish. 89-91 Pts

2,458 Views   Tasted
2019
88
Showing quite a bit of oak at the moment, the wine is all about its chocolate, espresso, smoke, plum and spice character. Forward, easy to drink, but oaky and not overly complex, you can taste it on release, or age it for a few years hoping that the oak becomes more integrated. Drink from 2024-2035.

Showing quite a bit of oak at the moment, the wine is all about its chocolate, espresso, smoke, plum and spice character. Forward, easy to drink, but oaky and not overly complex, you can taste it on release, or age it for a few years hoping that the oak becomes more integrated. Drink from 2024-2035.

660 Views   Tasted
Forward, medium-bodied, round, straight-ahead plummy, fruity Pomerol that can be enjoyed early in its evolution. 88-90 Pts

Forward, medium-bodied, round, straight-ahead plummy, fruity Pomerol that can be enjoyed early in its evolution. 88-90 Pts

2,701 Views   Tasted
2018
88
Dominated by oak, licorice and smoke, it takes effort and coaxing to find the fruits. On the palate, the wine is however quite tasty with round textures and sweet berries. The finish is drying on the end notes.

Dominated by oak, licorice and smoke, it takes effort and coaxing to find the fruits. On the palate, the wine is however quite tasty with round textures and sweet berries. The finish is drying on the end notes.

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Medium bodied, round and loaded with espresso and cherry notes, the red fruit is ripe but the oak at the moment is the dominant character. 85-87 Pts

Medium bodied, round and loaded with espresso and cherry notes, the red fruit is ripe but the oak at the moment is the dominant character. 85-87 Pts

1,269 Views   Tasted
2017
88
A medium bodied, forward, fruity style of Pomerol with an earthy, cherry and espresso character, this wine is round textured and will be easy to drink on release.

A medium bodied, forward, fruity style of Pomerol with an earthy, cherry and espresso character, this wine is round textured and will be easy to drink on release.

1,457 Views   Tasted
2016
89
Fleshy, with a strong dose of ripe plums, dark chocolate, truffle and black raspberry, the wine is forward, plush and with time, which is needed for the oak to better integrate, this could be a better tasting experience.

Fleshy, with a strong dose of ripe plums, dark chocolate, truffle and black raspberry, the wine is forward, plush and with time, which is needed for the oak to better integrate, this could be a better tasting experience.

1,693 Views   Tasted
Flowers and black raspberry combine to produce a forward, early drinker with black cherry and earth in the endnotes.

Flowers and black raspberry combine to produce a forward, early drinker with black cherry and earth in the endnotes.

1,752 Views   Tasted
2015
88
Forward, medium bodied, soft, fruity, oaky style of modern Pomerol that can be enjoyed on the young side.

Forward, medium bodied, soft, fruity, oaky style of modern Pomerol that can be enjoyed on the young side.

1,887 Views   Tasted
A medium-bodied, forward, round, direct style of Pomerol, with a soft, fruity character for early drinking. 87 - 89 Pts

A medium-bodied, forward, round, direct style of Pomerol, with a soft, fruity character for early drinking. 87 - 89 Pts

1,633 Views   Tasted
2014
85
Medium-bodied, uncomplicated, round, plummy, bright wine with notes of espresso, wet earth, smoke, licorice, and thyme.

Medium-bodied, uncomplicated, round, plummy, bright wine with notes of espresso, wet earth, smoke, licorice, and thyme.

1,637 Views   Tasted
2013
86
Light in color, this medium bodied, simple wine is focused on fresh red berries and herbs. 85-87 Pts

Light in color, this medium bodied, simple wine is focused on fresh red berries and herbs. 85-87 Pts

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2012
88
Sweet, ripe cherries, with a touch too much oak on the palate for the plummy finish.

Sweet, ripe cherries, with a touch too much oak on the palate for the plummy finish.

2,443 Views   Tasted
Rich in color with spicy berries, licorice and wood scents open to a lush, silky and polished wine that ends with fat, ripe cherries and liqueur. 89-91 Pts

Rich in color with spicy berries, licorice and wood scents open to a lush, silky and polished wine that ends with fat, ripe cherries and liqueur. 89-91 Pts

2,454 Views   Tasted
2011
89
Truffle, earth, minerality, flowers, ripe cherries and coffee with round textures and ripe tannins are followed by a ripe plum and cocoa finish. 88-90 Pts

Truffle, earth, minerality, flowers, ripe cherries and coffee with round textures and ripe tannins are followed by a ripe plum and cocoa finish. 88-90 Pts

2,217 Views   Tasted
2010
92
La Clemence Plums, flowers, chocolate, licorice and ripe, sweet jammy boysenberry scents pair well with chocolate covered plums, fennel and rich, opulent textures. 91-93 Pts

La Clemence Plums, flowers, chocolate, licorice and ripe, sweet jammy boysenberry scents pair well with chocolate covered plums, fennel and rich, opulent textures. 91-93 Pts

3,239 Views   Tasted
2009
89
With a blast of licorice, espresso, dark chocolate, black cherry and plum on the nose, the wine is round, plush and open. Produced in a modern style, it's already offering its fleshy, flashy charms. If the oak dissipates, this will be a better wine. The wine was made from a blend of 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc.

With a blast of licorice, espresso, dark chocolate, black cherry and plum on the nose, the wine is round, plush and open. Produced in a modern style, it's already offering its fleshy, flashy charms. If the oak dissipates, this will be a better wine. The wine was made from a blend of 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc.

2,691 Views   Tasted
2008
89
Not for the oak averse. This example of a modern styled Bordeaux is round, fleshy and flashy. The dark plummy fruit is ripe. There is enough freshness and interesting aromatics, but the espresso notes are still quite noticeable.

Not for the oak averse. This example of a modern styled Bordeaux is round, fleshy and flashy. The dark plummy fruit is ripe. There is enough freshness and interesting aromatics, but the espresso notes are still quite noticeable.

1,917 Views   Tasted
2005
91
Rich, lush and plush, once past the oak, which is evident, the wine is filled with plums, licorice, earth and chocolate covered, black cherries. Hopefully, the oak will fade in a few years, making this a much better wine.

Rich, lush and plush, once past the oak, which is evident, the wine is filled with plums, licorice, earth and chocolate covered, black cherries. Hopefully, the oak will fade in a few years, making this a much better wine.

7,884 Views   Tasted
2000
90
Fully mature, the wine offers, polished, round textures and loads of ripe, dark, plums, cherry, truffle, coffee bean, and black licorice. The fruit is ripe, and full of flavor that is perfect for the finish.

Fully mature, the wine offers, polished, round textures and loads of ripe, dark, plums, cherry, truffle, coffee bean, and black licorice. The fruit is ripe, and full of flavor that is perfect for the finish.

2,431 Views   Tasted