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Clos du Clocher

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2023
95
Flowers, plums, blackberries, truffle, black cherries, dark chocolate, smoke, and espresso show readily in the nose, The palate is lush, supple, creamy, and vibrant, with silky tannins, length, and loads of ripe, black cherries, blue fruit, that are all accompanied by dark chocolate. Harvesting took place September 5 - October 4, making this one of the longest harvests in the history of the estate. The wine blends 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc. 13.9% ABV, 3.58 pH. Drink from 2028-2045. 94-96 Pts.

Flowers, plums, blackberries, truffle, black cherries, dark chocolate, smoke, and espresso show readily in the nose, The palate is lush, supple, creamy, and vibrant, with silky tannins, length, and loads of ripe, black cherries, blue fruit, that are all accompanied by dark chocolate. Harvesting took place September 5 - October 4, making this one of the longest harvests in the history of the estate. The wine blends 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc. 13.9% ABV, 3.58 pH. Drink from 2028-2045. 94-96 Pts.

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2022
96
Silky cherries, plums, cocoa, and violets in the perfume, the wine is medium/full-bodied, vibrant, opulent, silky, lush, and polished. The finish continues its theme of dark chocolate-covered fruit, espresso, and sensuous textures from the mid-palate through to the silky, long finish. The wine blends 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc. 14.5% ABV, 3.65 pH. Drink from 2024-2045. 95-97 Pts.

Silky cherries, plums, cocoa, and violets in the perfume, the wine is medium/full-bodied, vibrant, opulent, silky, lush, and polished. The finish continues its theme of dark chocolate-covered fruit, espresso, and sensuous textures from the mid-palate through to the silky, long finish. The wine blends 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc. 14.5% ABV, 3.65 pH. Drink from 2024-2045. 95-97 Pts.

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2021
93
Cherries, flowers, chocolate, licorice, and smoky plum notes are the key to the wines aromas. On the palate, the wine is supple, fresh, and vibrant with a light, savory, herbal touch to the sweet, peppery, red berries in the mid-palate that carry through to the finish. The addition of more Cabernet Franc in the blend this year added a lot to the wine with a blend of 70% Merlot, and 30% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2024-2040.

Cherries, flowers, chocolate, licorice, and smoky plum notes are the key to the wines aromas. On the palate, the wine is supple, fresh, and vibrant with a light, savory, herbal touch to the sweet, peppery, red berries in the mid-palate that carry through to the finish. The addition of more Cabernet Franc in the blend this year added a lot to the wine with a blend of 70% Merlot, and 30% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2024-2040.

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Dark cherries, wet earth, licorice, flowers, leafy herbs, and savory plums are all over the place here, in the nose and on the crisp, savory, creamy palate. The addition of more Cabernet Franc in the blend this year added a lot to the wine. The wine blends 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2024-2038. 91-93

Dark cherries, wet earth, licorice, flowers, leafy herbs, and savory plums are all over the place here, in the nose and on the crisp, savory, creamy palate. The addition of more Cabernet Franc in the blend this year added a lot to the wine. The wine blends 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2024-2038. 91-93

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2020
95
If you ever wondered what flowers dipped in chocolate, with fresh squeezed, sweet and spicy cherries smelled like, look no further. Medium-bodied, soft, and silky with fabulous lift, and purity, the wine leaves you with velvet textured plums, and chocolate in the long finish. Could this be the best vintage of Clos du Clocher ever produced? Drink from 2024-2045.

If you ever wondered what flowers dipped in chocolate, with fresh squeezed, sweet and spicy cherries smelled like, look no further. Medium-bodied, soft, and silky with fabulous lift, and purity, the wine leaves you with velvet textured plums, and chocolate in the long finish. Could this be the best vintage of Clos du Clocher ever produced? Drink from 2024-2045.

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Almost opaque in color, the perfectly ripe fruit is made better with its sexy, silk and velvet textures. Full-bodied, rich, sensuous and packed with layers of sweet, fresh, vibrant, hedonistic fruits, this is probably the best vintage of Clos du Clocher produced yet. 93-95 Pts

Almost opaque in color, the perfectly ripe fruit is made better with its sexy, silk and velvet textures. Full-bodied, rich, sensuous and packed with layers of sweet, fresh, vibrant, hedonistic fruits, this is probably the best vintage of Clos du Clocher produced yet. 93-95 Pts

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2019
95
Even better than it was in barrel, the wine explodes with nuances of truffles, cocoa. violets, roses, espresso, smoke and an assortment of red and black plums. The wine is rich, full, deep and velvety, with perfectly ripe fruits that come in waves, building and expanding as you enjoy all the silky-textured fruits on your palate. This is clearly the best Clos du Clocher ever produced! Drink from 2024-2045.

Even better than it was in barrel, the wine explodes with nuances of truffles, cocoa. violets, roses, espresso, smoke and an assortment of red and black plums. The wine is rich, full, deep and velvety, with perfectly ripe fruits that come in waves, building and expanding as you enjoy all the silky-textured fruits on your palate. This is clearly the best Clos du Clocher ever produced! Drink from 2024-2045.

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Flowers, black cherry, gun powder and a touch of mint on the nose get your initial attention. But the best part of the wine is on the medium-bodied, soft, silky, elegant, refined and long palate, that carries all the sweet, ripe, fresh, pure cherry and plum notes that end with a shot of chocolate. 91-93 Pts

Flowers, black cherry, gun powder and a touch of mint on the nose get your initial attention. But the best part of the wine is on the medium-bodied, soft, silky, elegant, refined and long palate, that carries all the sweet, ripe, fresh, pure cherry and plum notes that end with a shot of chocolate. 91-93 Pts

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2018
93
Another wine that is showing much better in bottle than in barrel, here you find seductive layers of red and black pit fruits, truffle, flowers, cocoa and licorice with silky textures and a sensuous finish. The wine blends 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc.

Another wine that is showing much better in bottle than in barrel, here you find seductive layers of red and black pit fruits, truffle, flowers, cocoa and licorice with silky textures and a sensuous finish. The wine blends 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc.

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Flowers, black raspberries and herbs combine on the nose. On the palate, the wine is elegant, soft and polished with silky tannins and sweet, ripe plums along with olive tapenade in the finish. Give this a few more years to allow it to soften. The wine blends 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc. 90-92 Pts

Flowers, black raspberries and herbs combine on the nose. On the palate, the wine is elegant, soft and polished with silky tannins and sweet, ripe plums along with olive tapenade in the finish. Give this a few more years to allow it to soften. The wine blends 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc. 90-92 Pts

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2017
91
Quite floral with black raspberry, cherry and plum notes, the wine is medium bodied, silky and soft with a good-sized jolt of verve in the finish.

Quite floral with black raspberry, cherry and plum notes, the wine is medium bodied, silky and soft with a good-sized jolt of verve in the finish.

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2016
93
Plummy, sensuous, and fleshy, the fruit feels just great on your palate. The wine is plush and polished with richness and silky textures in the finish. This could be the best value in Pomerol, an ever increasingly expensive appellation.

Plummy, sensuous, and fleshy, the fruit feels just great on your palate. The wine is plush and polished with richness and silky textures in the finish. This could be the best value in Pomerol, an ever increasingly expensive appellation.

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Lush, soft, opulent, deep red fruits, licorice and perfectly ripe black cherries with a hint of chocolate that comes through in the finish. And it sells for a fair price too!

Lush, soft, opulent, deep red fruits, licorice and perfectly ripe black cherries with a hint of chocolate that comes through in the finish. And it sells for a fair price too!

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Silky, soft, polished plums, earth and cocoa with supple textures and a tasty, plummy finish.

Silky, soft, polished plums, earth and cocoa with supple textures and a tasty, plummy finish.

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2015
94
Long, rich, polished and silky, this is a beauty. The fruit is ripe, the textures are polished and velvety, and the finish delivers plenty of both attributes.

Long, rich, polished and silky, this is a beauty. The fruit is ripe, the textures are polished and velvety, and the finish delivers plenty of both attributes.

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The best vintage ever from Clos du Clocher rocks with its polished, silky textures and ripe, sweet, dense plums.

The best vintage ever from Clos du Clocher rocks with its polished, silky textures and ripe, sweet, dense plums.

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Silky and long with truffles, black cherry, soft, polished tannins and a refined, elegant, silky, chocolate and ripe, sweet, juicy plum finish. Yes, I like this wine. 93 - 95 Pts

Silky and long with truffles, black cherry, soft, polished tannins and a refined, elegant, silky, chocolate and ripe, sweet, juicy plum finish. Yes, I like this wine. 93 - 95 Pts

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2014
90
With licorice, earth, red plum and espresso in the forefront, this wine is medium bodied, soft, forward and serves up a brilliant red fruit finish. 89-91 Pts

With licorice, earth, red plum and espresso in the forefront, this wine is medium bodied, soft, forward and serves up a brilliant red fruit finish. 89-91 Pts

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2013
87
With coffee bean, herbs, mint, cocoa and red berries in the nose, this light style of Pomerol is on the fresh side with tangy, red berries in the finish. 86-88 Pts

With coffee bean, herbs, mint, cocoa and red berries in the nose, this light style of Pomerol is on the fresh side with tangy, red berries in the finish. 86-88 Pts

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2012
91
Sweet plums, cherries and licorice open to a plush textured, fresh, ripe blast of licorice and plum notes.

Sweet plums, cherries and licorice open to a plush textured, fresh, ripe blast of licorice and plum notes.

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Coffee bean and a mélange of fresh juicy plums open to a sweet mouthful of fresh black raspberries, while cocoa, spice and cherry liqueur add up to a delicious, well-priced Pomerol. 91-93 Pts

Coffee bean and a mélange of fresh juicy plums open to a sweet mouthful of fresh black raspberries, while cocoa, spice and cherry liqueur add up to a delicious, well-priced Pomerol. 91-93 Pts

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2011
89
Sweet, round, ripe and polished with ample plum and chocolate. 88-91 Pts

Sweet, round, ripe and polished with ample plum and chocolate. 88-91 Pts

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2010
91
The forward, open style makes this Pomerol a fun wine to drink already. With ample layers of ripe black cherry, licorice and oak, the wine is plush, plump, polished and fairly priced, finishing with sweet, ripe, chocolate covered cherries.

The forward, open style makes this Pomerol a fun wine to drink already. With ample layers of ripe black cherry, licorice and oak, the wine is plush, plump, polished and fairly priced, finishing with sweet, ripe, chocolate covered cherries.

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2009
89
2009 Clos du Clocher is medium bodied, and opens with aromas of dark plums, black cherries, and bitter chocolate. It should show well young. 88-90 Pts

2009 Clos du Clocher is medium bodied, and opens with aromas of dark plums, black cherries, and bitter chocolate. It should show well young. 88-90 Pts

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2008
89
With a spicy, black cherry and oak perfume, this medium bodied, soft textured Pomerol is already showing well. Give it another year or two for this chocolaty, plum filled wine to develop further complexities.

With a spicy, black cherry and oak perfume, this medium bodied, soft textured Pomerol is already showing well. Give it another year or two for this chocolaty, plum filled wine to develop further complexities.

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2006
91
This is really turning out nice, with its ripe, plum, black cherry and smoky, truffle notes. Soft, round and with enough tannins and structure, to age and improve for at least 15 or more years, this is a value priced Pomerol.

This is really turning out nice, with its ripe, plum, black cherry and smoky, truffle notes. Soft, round and with enough tannins and structure, to age and improve for at least 15 or more years, this is a value priced Pomerol.

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2005
90
Chocolate covered cherries, earth, floral and fresh herbs dominate the perfume. Medium bodied, with round textures, this supple Pomerol wine is developing nicely, ending with polished licorice and black raspberries.

Chocolate covered cherries, earth, floral and fresh herbs dominate the perfume. Medium bodied, with round textures, this supple Pomerol wine is developing nicely, ending with polished licorice and black raspberries.

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2004
89
Fully mature, medium-bodied, soft, earthy, truffle-packed wine with hints of cocoa and red plums that is at its peak of maturity.

Fully mature, medium-bodied, soft, earthy, truffle-packed wine with hints of cocoa and red plums that is at its peak of maturity.

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2001
89
Fully developed, soft textured, elegant, earthy, medium bodied, ripe, cherry filled wine with hints of truffle on the nose. This is not a wine for further aging. Drink up as it its only going to fade from here.

Fully developed, soft textured, elegant, earthy, medium bodied, ripe, cherry filled wine with hints of truffle on the nose. This is not a wine for further aging. Drink up as it its only going to fade from here.

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2000
88
Medium bodied, better on the nose with its truffle and cherry charms than on the palate with its soft, bright cherry finish. I doubt this is going to improve much from here.

Medium bodied, better on the nose with its truffle and cherry charms than on the palate with its soft, bright cherry finish. I doubt this is going to improve much from here.

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1998
90
What a nice surprise from this seldom tasted Pomerol. Aromas of truffle, spice, black cherry, cocoa and plum lead to a medium/full bodied wine with round textures and a plush plum, chocolate and black plum filled finish. Fully mature, this should deliver pleasure for at least another 5-10 years.

What a nice surprise from this seldom tasted Pomerol. Aromas of truffle, spice, black cherry, cocoa and plum lead to a medium/full bodied wine with round textures and a plush plum, chocolate and black plum filled finish. Fully mature, this should deliver pleasure for at least another 5-10 years.

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1990
86
On the bright, red berry side, edging to the spicy, wild strawberry part of the fruit spectrum. Medium bodied, with a rusticity to the tannins, and a growing crispness to the sweet and tart, earthy red fruits in the finish. This needs to be consumed.

On the bright, red berry side, edging to the spicy, wild strawberry part of the fruit spectrum. Medium bodied, with a rusticity to the tannins, and a growing crispness to the sweet and tart, earthy red fruits in the finish. This needs to be consumed.

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