Château la Clotte 2016 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Grand Cru Classé

Château la Clotte 2016 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Grand Cru Classé

The nose is fruity, slightly powerful and offers a very slight richness. This wine needs to be put in carafe. It reveals notes of crushed blackberry and crushed black fruits combined with touches of liquorice, cardamom, wild strawberry as well as slight hints of cornflowers / lily and vanilla. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a small freshness, a good definition, a slight juicy frame as well as a slight suavity. On the palate this wine expresses notes of crushed blackberry, crushed cassis and small notes of fleshy wild berries associated with slight touches of redcurrants, wild strawberry, cornflower / lilac as well as very discreet hints of sweet spices, discreet toasted hints, Bourbon vanilla / almond and an imperceptible hint of coffee (in the background). Tannins are fine, slightly tight and a bit young. Good persistence. There are a very discreet hint of tonka bean and a very discreet hint of dried almond on the finish/persistence (bring gourmandize). A very slight chew on the finish.

Note (Score): 16+/20

Note (Score): 92-93/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 05/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)