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Clos Manou

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2018 Clos Manou  (Médoc) 90

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 Clos Manou  (Médoc) 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.

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2016 Clos Manou  (Médoc) 88

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 Clos Manou  (Médoc) 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

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2014 Clos Manou  (Médoc) 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

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2013 Clos Manou  (Médoc) 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% alcohol and is aging in 70% new oak. 86-88 Pts

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2012 Clos Manou  (Médoc) 85

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

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2011 Clos Manou  (Médoc) 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% alcohol. Herbs, earth, cassis, medium body and a red berry finish. 87-88 Pts

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2010 Clos Manou  (Médoc) 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.

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2009 Clos Manou  (Médoc) 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.

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2005 Clos Manou  (Médoc) 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.

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