La Clotte 2019

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Emilion
ColourRed
TypeStill

Situated in the valley just 400 metres from Ausone, this 4 hectare property (of which only 2.5 hectares are in production) was bought by the Vauthier family in 2014. The vines average 55 years and are 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc.


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Tasting Notes

The 2019 is a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, which will be aged in oak for 18 months. There will be 10,000 bottles in 2019, of which 7,000 will be released En Primeur. Deep ruby colour, with spices cherries and baked plums alongside black pepper and baked vanilla. The palate is concentrated and fleshy, with a hint of decadent damson amongst the black cherry fruit. The tannins are fine but moutchoating, adding weight and a savoury edge to take this to a higher level of complexity. The finish is spicy and mineral, with harmonious forest fruits. Tasted in Bordeaux.

Score: 16.5+Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020

85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. Barrel sample.
Restrained nose but good depth. Some dark-berry and spice complexity as it opens. Palate sinewy and firm, the limestone terroir apparent. Plenty of drive on the finish. Powerful and fresh but a bit austere. Needs time. (JL)
Drink 2026 – 2036

Score: 16.5James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com, June 2020

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