2015 Clos du Clocher

Clos du Clocher

91Average Score
Red
2020-2040
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 52 Marketplace
£530.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
91
Drinking window
2020-2040
Critic Notes

This is massive with so much ripe fruit and velvety tannins, yet it manages to remain fresh and balanced. Full body, round texture and a long finish. Best ever from here. Mar 2016, JamesSuckling.com

Score: 95-96/100James Suckling

The 2015 Clos du Clocher is a blend of 81% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc that was matured in 65% new oak (15% 'vinification intégrale'). It has an intense bouquet with generous, vivacious dark cherry, cassis and black truffle aromas that do not hold back from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with silky smooth tannin, very nicely poised, quite weighty in the mouth with fine backbone on the finish, suggesting that this Clos du Clocher is a long-term contender. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2020-2040

Score: 92-94/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2020-2040

Composed of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc coming mainly from clay soils on the plateau and aged for one year in oak, 65% new, the 2015 Clos du Clocher springs forth with profound notes of crushed blackberries, black cherries and blueberry compote plus touches of iron ore, bouquet garni, beef drippings and black soil. Medium to full-bodied, rich and concentrated in the mouth, it fills the palate with generous black and blue fruits, supported by firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with persistent minerally notes. Feb 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 93-/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Dark, dense and opulent, showing lovely depth of ripe fruit. Oak and winemaking a touch present. Tight, firm structure. Good potential. Apr 2016, James Lawther MW, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2022-2032

Score: 90-/100DecanterDrinking Window: 2022-2032

Tasting note coming soon. Apr 2016, www.TimAtkin.com

Score: 89-/100Tim Atkin

Dark crimson. Very heady and sweet on the nose. Maybe a little too low in acid for total refreshment, with very drying tannins on the end. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2024-2036

Score: 16-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2024-2036

The 2015 Clos du Clocher is dark, powerful and super-concentrated. Blackberry jam, bittersweet chocolate, spice, leather and tobacco blossom in a dense, racy Pomerol. Ultimately, the 2015 comes across as overly heavy and lacking in finesse. It would be nice to see a bit more overall freshness and polish in the tannins. The underlying material suggests more is possible. Tasted two times. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

Score: 86-89/100Antonio Galloni
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pomerol
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2020-2040
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pomerol
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2020-2040
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