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Clos René

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2023
91
Medium-bodied, soft, silky, and fresh, the fruit delivers a vibrancy, elegance, and creamy character that allows the earthy, cherries, and chocolate to express their essence. The wine blends 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Malbec. Drink from 2027-2038. 91-93 Pts.

Medium-bodied, soft, silky, and fresh, the fruit delivers a vibrancy, elegance, and creamy character that allows the earthy, cherries, and chocolate to express their essence. The wine blends 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Malbec. Drink from 2027-2038. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
92
Silky, fresh, supple ,medium-bodied, elegant, cherry, and plum filled wine with a spicy, savory edge to the lush, sweet, ripe, chocolate-coated berries on the palate and in the finish. Drink from 2025-2040. 91-93 Pts.

Silky, fresh, supple ,medium-bodied, elegant, cherry, and plum filled wine with a spicy, savory edge to the lush, sweet, ripe, chocolate-coated berries on the palate and in the finish. Drink from 2025-2040. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
90
Dried flowers, dried cherries and raspberries pop in the nose with little effort. On the palate, the wine is light, soft, fresh, vibrant and refined with sweetness to the red fruits that carries all the way through to the finish. This is a fine, well-priced, early drinking charmer. Drink from 2024-2032.

Dried flowers, dried cherries and raspberries pop in the nose with little effort. On the palate, the wine is light, soft, fresh, vibrant and refined with sweetness to the red fruits that carries all the way through to the finish. This is a fine, well-priced, early drinking charmer. Drink from 2024-2032.

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The property lost 30% of their crop due to frost damage. The wine they were able to produce is medium-bodied, soft, fresh and forward, with a lean to the spicy, red plum and earthy side of the style range. This is a fine, well-priced, early drinking charmer. Drink from 2023-2035. 89-91

The property lost 30% of their crop due to frost damage. The wine they were able to produce is medium-bodied, soft, fresh and forward, with a lean to the spicy, red plum and earthy side of the style range. This is a fine, well-priced, early drinking charmer. Drink from 2023-2035. 89-91

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2020
93
Black cherries, licorice, flowers and truffle make an appearance in the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, with a lush, polished, silky, fresh palate presence which is perfect for all of its ripe, pure, energetic, red pit fruits and spice. This has really come on strong during its barrel aging. In fact, this is at the level of the older vintages from the 40s and 50s. Drink from 2024-2045.

Black cherries, licorice, flowers and truffle make an appearance in the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, with a lush, polished, silky, fresh palate presence which is perfect for all of its ripe, pure, energetic, red pit fruits and spice. This has really come on strong during its barrel aging. In fact, this is at the level of the older vintages from the 40s and 50s. Drink from 2024-2045.

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Medium-bodied, with a smoky, ripe, earthy, fresh, bright approach to the fruit. The wine is lifted and energetic, finishing with touches of savory herbs and wet earth in the endnotes. Give this 5 years or so of aging before pulling a cork. 89-91 Pts

Medium-bodied, with a smoky, ripe, earthy, fresh, bright approach to the fruit. The wine is lifted and energetic, finishing with touches of savory herbs and wet earth in the endnotes. Give this 5 years or so of aging before pulling a cork. 89-91 Pts

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2019
91
Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and already sporting a nose filled with mint leaf, cherries and mocha. Approachable, fresh, vibrant and already easy to like, with all of its spicy cherries, you and drink this just about on release, or age it for a bit for more secondary nuances. Drink from 2023-2036.

Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and already sporting a nose filled with mint leaf, cherries and mocha. Approachable, fresh, vibrant and already easy to like, with all of its spicy cherries, you and drink this just about on release, or age it for a bit for more secondary nuances. Drink from 2023-2036.

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2018
90
Medium-bodied, finesse styled Pomerol focusing on the softness in the tannins and sweetness in the plummy fruits. Elegant, fresh and with good tension in the mouth, give it a few years to fill out and it should be an even better wine.

Medium-bodied, finesse styled Pomerol focusing on the softness in the tannins and sweetness in the plummy fruits. Elegant, fresh and with good tension in the mouth, give it a few years to fill out and it should be an even better wine.

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The most concentrated wine in the history of Clos Rene, this is on the deep plum side with licorice, dark chocolate and tension in the mouth. The fruit makes its presence known --something that has been missing from this estate for a while. Much of that credit goes to their new consultant Thomas Duclos. 89-91 Pts

The most concentrated wine in the history of Clos Rene, this is on the deep plum side with licorice, dark chocolate and tension in the mouth. The fruit makes its presence known --something that has been missing from this estate for a while. Much of that credit goes to their new consultant Thomas Duclos. 89-91 Pts

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2017
89
The first thing you notice is the raspberry aromatics before moving to the soft, polished textures. The wine is easy to like and easy to drink. Medium bodied, forward and fresh, this experience ends with licorice, red fruits and espresso.

The first thing you notice is the raspberry aromatics before moving to the soft, polished textures. The wine is easy to like and easy to drink. Medium bodied, forward and fresh, this experience ends with licorice, red fruits and espresso.

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2016
88
Earthy red fruits and herbs with a nice note of thyme starts of this medium bodied, forward, cherry filled, early drinking Pomerol.

Earthy red fruits and herbs with a nice note of thyme starts of this medium bodied, forward, cherry filled, early drinking Pomerol.

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This is almost dark purple, which is not something you expect with Clos Rene. Silky tannins, ripe, dark red fruits and a blend of blackberry and licorice in the finish make this the best ever produced from this estate.

This is almost dark purple, which is not something you expect with Clos Rene. Silky tannins, ripe, dark red fruits and a blend of blackberry and licorice in the finish make this the best ever produced from this estate.

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2015
88
Licorice, smoke and juicy plums percolate on the nose of this medium-bodied wine. Soft, likeable with fresh, but light cherries and black raspberries in the finish. 87 - 89 Pts

Licorice, smoke and juicy plums percolate on the nose of this medium-bodied wine. Soft, likeable with fresh, but light cherries and black raspberries in the finish. 87 - 89 Pts

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2014
87
This light, bright, early drinking Pomerol focuses on a red cherry center. 86-88 Pts

This light, bright, early drinking Pomerol focuses on a red cherry center. 86-88 Pts

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2013
87
With coaxing, red fruits come to the surface of this medium-bodied, supple and bold but simple Pomerol wine. 86-88 Pts

With coaxing, red fruits come to the surface of this medium-bodied, supple and bold but simple Pomerol wine. 86-88 Pts

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2012
88
This medium-bodied wine is filled with black cherries and cocoa raspberry with soft, easy-to-like textures and an oaky finish. 87-89 Pts

This medium-bodied wine is filled with black cherries and cocoa raspberry with soft, easy-to-like textures and an oaky finish. 87-89 Pts

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2011
87
Earthy cherries, medium body and a bitter chocolate, bright cherry finish. 87-89 Pts

Earthy cherries, medium body and a bitter chocolate, bright cherry finish. 87-89 Pts

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2010
89
Certainly a contender for the best wine ever produced at the property. The medium bodied Pomerol is a bit stern, but you can find nice, ripe black cherries, wet earth, plum and mocha in the nose and finish. Drink this young, or age it 5 years before popping a cork.

Certainly a contender for the best wine ever produced at the property. The medium bodied Pomerol is a bit stern, but you can find nice, ripe black cherries, wet earth, plum and mocha in the nose and finish. Drink this young, or age it 5 years before popping a cork.

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2009
88
Medium bodied, light in the nose and lighter on the palate, the wine is dominated by red fruit, with a touch of dryness in the bright, red plum finish.

Medium bodied, light in the nose and lighter on the palate, the wine is dominated by red fruit, with a touch of dryness in the bright, red plum finish.

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2008
88
Medium bodied, fresh and bright, with red, juicy plums and herbs, the wine is forward, with a lot of freshness in the cherry and raspberry powered finish.

Medium bodied, fresh and bright, with red, juicy plums and herbs, the wine is forward, with a lot of freshness in the cherry and raspberry powered finish.

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2005
89
This nice, value priced Pomerol is already open and drinking well. Medium bodied with soft textures, there is plenty of fresh dark cherries, earth, plum and chocolate to be a fun, easy to like Bordeaux to drink in its first decade of life.

This nice, value priced Pomerol is already open and drinking well. Medium bodied with soft textures, there is plenty of fresh dark cherries, earth, plum and chocolate to be a fun, easy to like Bordeaux to drink in its first decade of life.

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1983
80
Fading, with little fruit remaining, this bright cherry and earth filled wine requires consumption.

Fading, with little fruit remaining, this bright cherry and earth filled wine requires consumption.

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