Wine Region: Bordeaux - France
Grape: 78% Merlot, 21% Cabernet-Franc, 1 % Cabernet-Sauvignon
Tasting notes: The nose is fruity, elegant and relatively gourmand. It reveals notes of blackberry, blueberry and a touch of cassis jam associated with a hint of Zan, Ceylon tea as well as a hint of oak. The palate is fruity, gourmand, juicy, precise and offers freshness and an acid frame / tension. On the palate this wine expresses notes of blackberry, plum and slight notes of black cherry associated with discreet hints of fleshy wild strawberry, a touch of sweet spices, Zan as well as a fine touch of coffee and a discreet note of flowers. Tannins are fine, well built and a bit firm. Good length.
Expert ratings: James Suckling 93/100
About the winery: The wines from Clos Saint- Vincent, in the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation, offer a perfect example of the classic Bordeaux style: an exercise in balance, uniting the cardinal qualities of the wine in the expression of fruit and a hint of woodiness from barrel ageing.
The property's 17 hectares present the tightly woven fabric of remarkable, uniform terroir. A vein of gravel runs through it, giving the wines a silky quality that can be attributed to the tannins. This unusual feature is conducive to the expression of a certain precision which is reflected in the purity of the property's wines. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon play their roles in the complex dialogue demanded by harmonious terroirs that are the source of the subtlety of expressive wines.
Entrusted to Saint Vincent, the patron saint of winegrowers, the tendency of the well-named Clos is to produce wines that represent the traditional Bordeaux style. Plot selection is particularly meticulous, given that some of the vines are more than 60 years old. We are dedicated to preserving and making the most of this heritage.
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