2004 Clos de Sarpe

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Average critic rating : 90.0 points



This tiny vineyard of just under ten acres (whose vines average 60 years of age) produced an 85% Merlot / 15% Cabernet Franc blend that underwent a whopping 50-day maceration in cement tanks. It is among the biggest, most concentrated and ferociously tannic wines of the vintage. A blue/opaque purple color is accompanied by notes of lead pencil shavings, blueberry liqueur, cassis, acacia flowers, and subtle pain grille. Powerful, full-bodied flavors, sweet but elevated tannins, and a primordial personality suggest that only patient connoisseurs should contemplate purchasing this beauty as it will require a decade of patience. As I have written many times, Clos de Sarpe is a wine meant for consumers with 19th century tastes. Thank goodness someone is making wines such as this. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2035+. Wine Advocate.June, 2007

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Clos de Sarpe 2004
+£43.00     (+14.29%) Latest price:  £344.00
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FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
For delivery charges to Highlands, Islands and outlying areas, please contact our Customer Service Team.


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Our storage costs are highly competitive. We will happily accept cases or single bottles, charging pro-rata based on the number of bottles and length of storage period.
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FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).

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