2022 Ch La Clotte Grand Cru St Emilion - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château la Clotte
  • Region St Emilion
  • Drinking 2028 - 2042
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - Ch La Clotte Grand Cru St Emilion - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château la Clotte
  • Region St Emilion
  • Drinking 2028 - 2042
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £375.00 In Bond
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  • Neal Martin, April 2023, Score: 92-94

    The 2022 La Clotte was picked 8 to 27 September and aged for 18 months in French oak. It has quite a floral bouquet with a light marine/briny tincture in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannins, fine acidity, some oak to be assimilated but it has a gorgeous creamy texture. Certainly a step up from the 2021, this is a fine La Clotte that should drink well for 15 to 20 years. Drink 2026-2046

  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 92-94

    From a holding on the limestone plateau just outside the village, the 2022 La Clotte is one of the high points of the Vauthier portfolio this year, offering up attractive aromas of cherries, minty blackberries and raw cocoa, followed by a medium to full-bodied, supple and charming palate with a deep core of fruit, lively acids and refined tannins.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 92-95

    The 2022 La Clotte is rich, sensual and super-expressive. An exotic mélange of succulent red fruit, cedar, tobacco, dried herbs and blood orange opens in the glass. More than anything else, the 2022 impresses with its balance and integrity. Already quite seamless in presentation, the 2022 is a gorgeous wine in the making. The blend is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, picked between September 8 and 27. Aging is expected to be 18 months. Drink 2027-2042

  • Goedhuis, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    With vineyards on the famed limestone plateau, La Clotte has been on a quietly impressive upward trajectory for several years now. The 2022 continues this run with ripe cassis, bramble and blossom, rising from the glass with hints of walnut and clove spice. On first taste it is supple and generous, with a clean zip of acidity that cuts through the very appealing mid-weight palate. The tannins build slowly beneath, all the way to the toasted popcorn finish. Highly commendable.

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 92-93

    Intense fruit with cherries and redcurrants that are exuberant. Full and layered with lots of fruit. 85% merlot and 15% cabernet franc.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2023, Score: 17

    Ripe, creamy red-fruit aroma. Lovely texture and flavour. Tannins very refined and plenty of freshness. Length and persistence on the finish. Harmonious. The best yet under the Vauthier regime (since 2014)? (James Lawther MW) 15% Drink 2028 – 2042

  • Jane Anson, April 2023, Score: 95

    This is a wine that is worth watching every year right now, growing in confidence, precision, flesh, and terroir character. Brilliantly fleshy plum and raspberry fruits, chocolate, salinity, with a charred coffee bean edge. Harvest September 8 to 27. Conversion to organic farming began in 2020. 100% new oak, and new equipment in the winery, with smaller-sized vats. Great stuff from the Vauthier family.

  • Jeb Dunnuck, April 2023, Score: 94-97

    Coming from vines southwest of the village and 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the 2022 Château La Clotte is one of my favorites in the lineup from the Vauthier family in 2022. Ripe black cherries, red plums, espresso, baking spices, and a beautiful sense of minerality all define the aromatics, and it's medium to full-bodied, with nicely integrated oak, ripe tannins, and a great finish.

  • LPB, April 2023, Score: 92-94

    A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, La Clotte 2022 is deep garnet-purple in color. It sashays out with provocative notes of spiced plums, boysenberry preserves, and potpourri, leading to hints of star anise and black olives. The full-bodied palate is rich, plush, and perfumed, delivering fantastic freshness and a long, wonderfully pure finish.

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.