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Clos René

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2018 Clos René  (Pomerol) 90

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 Clos René  (Pomerol) 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.

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2016 Clos René  (Pomerol) 88

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.

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2015 Clos René  (Pomerol) 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

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2014 Clos René  (Pomerol) 87

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

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2013 Clos René  (Pomerol) 87

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 Clos René  (Pomerol) 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

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2011 Clos René  (Pomerol) 87

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

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2010 Clos René  (Pomerol) 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.

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2009 Clos René  (Pomerol) 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.

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2008 Clos René  (Pomerol) 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.

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2005 Clos René  (Pomerol) 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.

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1983 Clos René  (Pomerol) 80

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

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