2010 Clos St Martin



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£654.00
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Average critic rating : 93.6 points

94

94

This wine has the classic licorice, lavender, and kirsch notes that one finds frequently in a very ripe vintage from the southern Rhone. However, the tannic structure associated with Bordeaux comes through on the palate of this dense, full-bodied wine. There is elegance combined with intensity, richness, purity and splendid concentration in its full-bodied texture. This is a beauty and a return to form for this tiny little gem of a property. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030. ||Once again, this wine has a Lafleur/Pomerol-ish quality to it. One of the tiniest vineyards in St.-Emilion, located just outside the village's stone walls, next to, of all things, a cemetery, Clos Saint-Martin consists of a mere 3.2 or so acres. Proprietor Sophie Fourcade utilizes the services of Michel Rolland for harvesting and winemaking decisions. The blend in the 2010 is 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, with yields at 34 hectoliters per hectare and a finished alcohol of 14.5%. Wine Advocate.February, 2013

94-96

94-96

The Clos Saint Martin is very pure and delineated on the nose the blossoms with Morello cherry, vanilla and rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, very cohesive with good mineralité, beautifully defined on the finish. This is a lovely Saint Emilion: polished and poised. Tasted April 2011. Neal Martin erobertparker.com

91-92

91-92

Full body, with an dense fruit concentration and very polished tannins. Opens and gives you plenty. jamessuckling.com

17.5

17.5

This is a powerfully structured wine that will need time in bottle. Cherry aromas mixed with a chalky minerality. Long and persistent but balanced. Drink 2018-2035. James Lawther, decanter.com

94-95

94-95

Clos St. Martin, the smallest classified wine in the Bordeaux appellation comes from a 1.33-hectare vineyard. Planted to 7,000 vines/ha, with an average age of 31 years. The terroir is planted on clay and limestone soils over the limestone plateau. Smoke, mineral, licorice, oak, and jammy berry scents open to a supple, ripe, silky textured concentrated wine ends with a long fresh, black cherry, spice and licorice finish. winecellarinsider.com



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