|Subregion||France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > St Emilion|
A tiny estate on the clay and limestone plateau of St-Émilion, bought in 2017 by Edouard Moueix at neighbouring Belair-Monange. On this showing, you can see the attraction - expect big, voluptuous flavours that are beautifully balanced by a touch of salinity and the signature twist of austerity that limestone so often gives the Merlot grape. Good grip, will clearly age well. 2023 - 2040
The 2015 Clos la Madeleine has a high-toned kirsch and creme de cassis-scented bouquet that gains intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, well-integrated new oak, and impressive substance and freshness towards the convincing finish. I would like more sweetness to come through on the aftertaste to complete the package; nevertheless, this is a very fine offering this year from Clos la Madeleine.
Dense and powerful red with a chewy mouthfeel and loads of ripe fruit. Full body. Velvety tannins. 75% merlot, 25% cabernet franc.
The 2015 Clos la Madeline is a noteworthy little gem that’s from a beautiful hillside parcel in St. Emilion. It’s deep ruby/purple-colored, with sweet black cherry and black currants fruits, smoked herbs, graphite and a touch of minerality. Medium to full-bodied, textured, and with good concentration, it’s an undeniably good value that will keep for 10-15 years.