|Subregion||France > Bordeaux > Left Bank|
The 2020 Clos Manou, one-third aged in concrete, has closed down a little after bottle, yet still, it has a gorgeous bouquet with red berry fruit, blood orange and subtle sous-bois aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with tannins that have firmed up since I tasted this from barrel - rendering a more "serious" Médoc that will require a little more aging than I estimated. Very fine. Drink: 2027-2040
Medium-bodied with a chewy tannin structure and blackcurrant and graphite character. The texture ends polished and focused. Very structured.
Inky colour, sinewy muscular tannins, cassis fruits, cocoa bean, rich and nuanced dark fruits, peppered with turmeric spice and crushed rocks, proving yet again why this is a Médoc wine that any serious Bordeaux lover should get to know. Still very much in its primary, almost en primeur phase, but has all the necessary ingredients to soften over next two to three years, and to age for many more, with old school Left Bank signature. Owned by Françoise and Stéphane Dief, the property is located in St Christoly du Médoc. 60% new oak, with the rest in the mix of terracotta jars known as Dolia and concrete eggs. Unfined, and only lightly filtered.