Juicy and firm red with dark berries, wet earth, spices and some bark. Medium body. Creamy finish.
James Suckling (May 2022)Score: 90-91/100
The 2021 Clos du Roy is quite fragrant on the nose, lifted by some polished oak, though the fruit feels pure and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit and fine acidity. A bit compact, but there is energy on the finish. This is a fine Fronsac in the making.
Neal Martin, Vinous (May 2022)Score: 89-91/100Drink 2027-2038
The 2021 Clos du Roy is made from 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Malbec. Deep garnet-purple in color, it delivers scents of juicy red and black cherries, warm plums, and spice cake with wafts of dried herbs and underbrush. Medium-bodied, the palate is dilute with chewy yet approachable tannins and a short finish.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent (May 2022)Score: 80-82/100Drink 2024-2029
A strong effort from this historic Fronsac estate, the 2021 Clos du Roy reveals aromas of cherries, berries, loamy soil and pencil shavings, followed by a medium-bodied, lively palate framed by ripe tannins and tangy acids.
William Kelley, Wine Advocate (April 2022)Score: 89-91/100