2016 Château La Clotte


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Appellation: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Vintage: 2016 Futures

Score: NM 94-96  WE 93-95  DC 92

Size: 750 ml

2 in stock


“This is La Clotte’s third vintage under the control of Château Ausone. The wine has both the structure and acidity of the year. It is ripe, but at the same time really fresh. This could have some serious aging potential.” Wine Enthusiast

“The 2016 La Clotte is a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc this year, picked on 12 October for the Merlot and 17 October for both Cabernets. Matured in 85% new oak, it has a fragrant bouquet with plenty of redcurrant, wild strawberry and rose petal notes, real gusto here but also elegance. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a beautiful line of acidity, great substance and fine mineralité on the finish. La Clotte was in a poor state in terms of old and missing vines when the Vauthiers took over the property in 2014, but it is rapidly becoming one of their standout wines alongside Ausone. Superb.” Neal Martin for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“An extremely precise, well paced La Clotte that shows the austerity of its late-ripening terroir. Fruits are well brushed and the strands of flavour are clear – blackberries, slate, cold ash and wild flowers. 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc from a yield of 30hl/ha, aged in 85% new oak.” Jane Anson for Decanter

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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 3 × 3 in


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