2017 - Ch La Clotte Grand Cru St Emilion
06B7CLOT6PK _ 2017 - Ch La Clotte Grand Cru St Emilion - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château la Clotte
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2024 - 2035
Case size
6x75cl
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2017 CH LA CLOTTE GRAND CRU ST EMILION - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château la Clotte
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2024 - 2035
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £340.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2018,
    Score: 92-94

    The Vauthier family, owners of Ch Ausone, have recently added this estate to their collection. Hugely impressive at the first tasting. A darkly opaque wine with the perfume of violets and cranberries. In the palate this is elegant, with velvet-like tannins and gentle freshness. A deliciously poised wine with a drive of energetic freshness on the finish.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2018,
    Score: 92-94

    The 2017 La Clotte, which the Vauthiers acquired in 2014, was cropped at 32hl/ha between 28 September and 2 October. It is matured in 100% new oak. Pauline Vauthiers ventured that this was one of her favourite wines in this vintage and I am inclined to agree. This has a lifted, more perfumed bouquet than the Moulin Saint-Georges at this point, quite perfumed with crushed iris aromas infusing the black fruit. Returning after 20 minutes there is just a touch of orange blossom. The palate is sweet and opulent with caressing tannin, almost Burgundy-like in fruit purity with crushed strawberry, cassis and blueberry towards the silky smooth finish. What a delicious Saint-Émilion in the making.

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, April 2018,
    Score: 89-91

    Composed of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2017 La Clotte has quite an earthy nose with scents of black loam, truffles and mossy bark over a core of red and black plums with suggestions of tar and bay leaves. The palate is medium-bodied with bright fruit and a rock-solid frame of firm, grainy tannins plus the freshness kicks-in on the long finish. A wonderfully energetic wine!

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2018,
    Score: 93-94

    This is very pure and beautiful for the vintage with dark-berry and currant aromas. Violets, too. Medium to full body, ultra-fine tannins and a clean finish. From the owners of Ausone.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2018,
    Score: 17.5

    There was no frost damage here. The nose is full and ripe and it is very welcoming on this wine. With a softer feel and a more generous breadth of aroma it draws you into the wine. The palate is equally round and pliable with a softer tone throughout and some superb mineral notes, too. This is balanced by refreshing acidity and dusty tannins which don’t encroach on the juiciness. This is a lovely wine, and for a second year, it is a stylish addition (in 2014) to this portfolio.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2018,
    Score: 16

    Inky purple crimson. Quite charry on the nose and the oak shows on the palate, though the fruit is sweet and the finish is surprisingly fresh. Sweet/sour on the finish. But lots of fruit to outlast the oak. (JH) Drink 2024-2030

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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.