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Clos Manou

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2023
91
Espresso, black cherries, blackberries, licorice, and tobacco form the core of the wine in the nose, and on the palate, with layers of cherries, and currants in the supple, fresh finish. While this is easy to enjoy in its youth, with age, this is going to be even better. Drink from 2026-2038. 90-92 Pts.

Espresso, black cherries, blackberries, licorice, and tobacco form the core of the wine in the nose, and on the palate, with layers of cherries, and currants in the supple, fresh finish. While this is easy to enjoy in its youth, with age, this is going to be even better. Drink from 2026-2038. 90-92 Pts.

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2022
92
Blackberries, licorice, espresso, vanilla, currants and cedar work together to form the perfume. Complete from start to finish, the fresh, soft, firm, medium-bodied finish is packed with more of those, sweet, dark, fresh fruits. While this is easy to enjoy in its youth, with age, this is going to be even better. Drink from 2025-2038. 91-93 Pts.

Blackberries, licorice, espresso, vanilla, currants and cedar work together to form the perfume. Complete from start to finish, the fresh, soft, firm, medium-bodied finish is packed with more of those, sweet, dark, fresh fruits. While this is easy to enjoy in its youth, with age, this is going to be even better. Drink from 2025-2038. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
93
Black, dark red and blue fruits show in the nose. On the palate, the wine is lush, concentrated, sweet, vibrant, round, and fresh. There is a patina of softness to the fruits in the mid-palate and in the endnote. The wine is produced from a small parcel of Merlot vines planted in 1850! Drink from 2025-2037. 92-94 Pts.

Black, dark red and blue fruits show in the nose. On the palate, the wine is lush, concentrated, sweet, vibrant, round, and fresh. There is a patina of softness to the fruits in the mid-palate and in the endnote. The wine is produced from a small parcel of Merlot vines planted in 1850! Drink from 2025-2037. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
91
One of the top Medoc's in this vintage, the wine sports tobacco leaf, black cherry, flowers and cedar notes in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is vibrant, fresh, and almost firm. There is some length with a refreshing spearmint note on the backend. Drink from 2023-2030. 89-91

One of the top Medoc's in this vintage, the wine sports tobacco leaf, black cherry, flowers and cedar notes in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is vibrant, fresh, and almost firm. There is some length with a refreshing spearmint note on the backend. Drink from 2023-2030. 89-91

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Deeply colored, there is fruit and freshness here with round textures and nice character, finishing with blackberries, tobacco leaf and plums along with a hint of cocoa in the endnote. The wine blends 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2030. 89-91

Deeply colored, there is fruit and freshness here with round textures and nice character, finishing with blackberries, tobacco leaf and plums along with a hint of cocoa in the endnote. The wine blends 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2030. 89-91

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2020
92
Already showing a bit of maturity in the color, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, polished, creamy, and fresh. The finish is all about its sweet plums with accents of truffle, licorice, spice, and earth. The wine is produced from a small parcel of 100% Merlot, pre-phylloxera vines planted in 1850! Drink from 2024-2035.

Already showing a bit of maturity in the color, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, polished, creamy, and fresh. The finish is all about its sweet plums with accents of truffle, licorice, spice, and earth. The wine is produced from a small parcel of 100% Merlot, pre-phylloxera vines planted in 1850! Drink from 2024-2035.

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2020
92
A solid effort and one of the better wines from the far north of Bordeaux, the wine offers flowers, tobacco, herbs, cedar and currants. Round, fruity and soft, with a juicy, mouthful of sweet cassis on the mid-palate, this is good now, and will be even better with a few years of bottle age. Drink from 2024-2038.

A solid effort and one of the better wines from the far north of Bordeaux, the wine offers flowers, tobacco, herbs, cedar and currants. Round, fruity and soft, with a juicy, mouthful of sweet cassis on the mid-palate, this is good now, and will be even better with a few years of bottle age. Drink from 2024-2038.

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Deeply colored, the fragrant wine opens with peppery cassis, earth, spice and savory herbs on the nose. Full-bodied, dense and chewy with an herb and pepper note to accompany its blast of powerful dark fruit. Give this 5 years or so to soften and develop. 89-91 Pts

Deeply colored, the fragrant wine opens with peppery cassis, earth, spice and savory herbs on the nose. Full-bodied, dense and chewy with an herb and pepper note to accompany its blast of powerful dark fruit. Give this 5 years or so to soften and develop. 89-91 Pts

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2019
91
Floral in nature in its opening notes, the wine is loaded with soft, polished, sweet, juicy, ripe, dark red fruits. Medium-bodied, vibrant and juicy, this is already a treat to taste from the fruit-filled mid-palate, all the way through to its creamy-textured, black currant finish. Drink from 2023-2034.

Floral in nature in its opening notes, the wine is loaded with soft, polished, sweet, juicy, ripe, dark red fruits. Medium-bodied, vibrant and juicy, this is already a treat to taste from the fruit-filled mid-palate, all the way through to its creamy-textured, black currant finish. Drink from 2023-2034.

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2018
91
Dense and dark in color, the wine pops with roses, dark, brooding, red pit fruits, earth and spice. Richly textured, with layers of soft, ripe, lush, dark red fruits that resonate. There is good old-vine intensity that you can taste and feel here. The wine blends 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

Dense and dark in color, the wine pops with roses, dark, brooding, red pit fruits, earth and spice. Richly textured, with layers of soft, ripe, lush, dark red fruits that resonate. There is good old-vine intensity that you can taste and feel here. The wine blends 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

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Inky dark, dense and full-bodied, the wine shows lots of sweet, juicy red fruits on the palate and in the long, earthy, fresh, round, lush finish. 89-91 Pts

Inky dark, dense and full-bodied, the wine shows lots of sweet, juicy red fruits on the palate and in the long, earthy, fresh, round, lush finish. 89-91 Pts

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2017
89
Fresh, juicy, round and ripe, you find red fruits, cedar and tobacco, soft tannins, a medium body and bright, fresh red fruits on the palate and in the finish.

Fresh, juicy, round and ripe, you find red fruits, cedar and tobacco, soft tannins, a medium body and bright, fresh red fruits on the palate and in the finish.

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2016
91
Better with age, though the wine retains its oaky edge, as well as loads of ripe, blackberries, dark cocoa, espresso, and black cherries. Concentrated, round, and displaying ample dark red fruits, with sweetness and richness on the palate, this is a fabulous example of wine from the far north of the Medoc. Drink from 2023-2036.

Better with age, though the wine retains its oaky edge, as well as loads of ripe, blackberries, dark cocoa, espresso, and black cherries. Concentrated, round, and displaying ample dark red fruits, with sweetness and richness on the palate, this is a fabulous example of wine from the far north of the Medoc. Drink from 2023-2036.

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There is a bit too much oak here, which stops the fruit from delivering to full capacity. The color is deep and there is flesh but the wood must integrate properly for this to really shine.

There is a bit too much oak here, which stops the fruit from delivering to full capacity. The color is deep and there is flesh but the wood must integrate properly for this to really shine.

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2015
89
With an earthy, forest floor essence, tobacco, oak and blackberry, the wine is ripe, firm, structured, and age worthy. Produced from a forward blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. 88 - 90 Pts

With an earthy, forest floor essence, tobacco, oak and blackberry, the wine is ripe, firm, structured, and age worthy. Produced from a forward blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. 88 - 90 Pts

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2014
89
Kissed by oak, this wine features dark red fruits, forest and leafy notes with a lingering finish tinted with cassis and dark chocolate. Produced from a forward blend of 52% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. 87-89 Pts

Kissed by oak, this wine features dark red fruits, forest and leafy notes with a lingering finish tinted with cassis and dark chocolate. Produced from a forward blend of 52% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. 87-89 Pts

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2013
87
With black cherries, cocoa, espresso bean and hints of earth, this soft, sweet and ready-to-drink wine is a real value. From a blend of 48% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.2% ABV and is aging in 70% new oak. 86-88 Pts

With black cherries, cocoa, espresso bean and hints of earth, this soft, sweet and ready-to-drink wine is a real value. From a blend of 48% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.2% ABV and is aging in 70% new oak. 86-88 Pts

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2012
85
Bright and crisp with red berries and some green in the bright finish. 84-86 Pts

Bright and crisp with red berries and some green in the bright finish. 84-86 Pts

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2011
88
With old vines averaging 40 years of age, the real surprise is that 2% of the vines are amazingly pre-phylloxera! From an assemblage of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14.2% ABV. Herbs, earth, cassis, medium body and a red berry finish. 87-88 Pts

With old vines averaging 40 years of age, the real surprise is that 2% of the vines are amazingly pre-phylloxera! From an assemblage of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14.2% ABV. Herbs, earth, cassis, medium body and a red berry finish. 87-88 Pts

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2010
88
Lots of cassis, spice, blackberries, tobacco and earth in this ready to drink, medium bodied, fresh wine. This should be even better with another year or two of age.

Lots of cassis, spice, blackberries, tobacco and earth in this ready to drink, medium bodied, fresh wine. This should be even better with another year or two of age.

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2009
90
Solid Bordeaux value wine here, with its open, round, licorice, chocolate and dark cherry profile, the wine is soft, spicy and easy to drink.

Solid Bordeaux value wine here, with its open, round, licorice, chocolate and dark cherry profile, the wine is soft, spicy and easy to drink.

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2005
89
Fully mature, with load of cedar wood, smoke, tobacco, blackberry and wet earth on the nose. The fruit has a nice, spicy freshness to its red berry quality that carries through to the finish.

Fully mature, with load of cedar wood, smoke, tobacco, blackberry and wet earth on the nose. The fruit has a nice, spicy freshness to its red berry quality that carries through to the finish.

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