2005 Ch La Clotte Grand Cru St Emilion - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château la Clotte
  • Region St Emilion
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Case size 6x75cl
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2005 - Ch La Clotte Grand Cru St Emilion - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château la Clotte
  • Region St Emilion
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £448.07 Duty Paid inc VAT

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Case price: £448.07 Duty Paid inc VAT
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  • Robert Parker, April 2008, Score: 93

    One of the sexiest, most hedonistic wines of the vintage, La Clotte's 2005 (fewer than 1,400 casesproduced from this 10-acre vineyard) is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. An exquisite perfume of underbrush, charcoal, kirsch, spice box, chocolate, and espresso soars from the glass of this full-bodied claret. With low acidity for the vintage, sweet tannin, and a fleshy, multilayered mouthfeel, this decadent St.-Emilion should last longer than its precocious showing in March suggests. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.

  • Robert Parker, April 2007, Score: 91-94

    This is a sensational effort from this small, 10-acre vineyard that produced only 1,330 cases in 2005. A blend of 80% Merlot and the rest primarily Cabernet Franc and a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon, this hedonistic, opulent St.-Emilion exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as notes of black cherries, melted licorice, roasted herbs, creosote, and spice box. Fleshy and chewy with medium to full body, adequate acidity, and ripe tannin, it can be enjoyed during its first 15 years of life. Michel Rolland's top assistant, Jean-Philippe Fort, is the consultant. Drink 2007-2022.

  • Robert Parker, April 2006, Score: 91-93

    Another top-notch effort from this modestly-sized estate, La Clottes 2005 (80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) was made under the guidance of Michel Rollands top employee, Jean-Philippe Fort. Great intensity, an inky/ruby/purple color, sweet black cherry and berry fruit, and abundant amounts of spice box, licorice, and herb characteristics make for a round, opulent, voluptuous impression. Tannin that creeps in at the finish suggests this wine may close down after bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2023+.

  • Wine Spectator, April 2006, Score: 92-94

    Gorgeous aromas of crushed raspberry and licorice. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and beautiful structure. Long finish. Best ever.

Producer

Château la Clotte

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.