Farr Vintners Logo

La Clotte 2017

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > St Emilion
Grape VarietyMerlot

View all vintages of this wine


Tasting Notes

The 2017 La Clotte was one of the Vauthier’s most impressive wines from barrel and now that it is bottled, I find no reason to change that view. It delivers gorgeous black cherry and raspberry coulis aromas, intermingling with sous-bois and crushed iris. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, fresh and vibrant, very well proportioned with a veins of _mineralité _ on the finish that might be a distant cousin of a very fine Loire. This is simply a superb Saint-Émilion that is rapidly making a name for itself.

Neal Martin, vinous.com, February 2020

Mushroom and blackberry aromas with hints of crushed raspberries. Medium to full body, firm and creamy tannins. Chocolate and toasted oak. Shows depth and intensity. Beautiful to drink now.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, January 2020
Please note that these tasting notes/scores are not intended to be exhaustive and in some cases they may not be the most recently published figures. However, we always do our best to add latest scores and reviews when these come to our attention. We advise customers who wish to purchase wines based simply on critical reviews to carry out further research into the latest reports.