In Bond per 12x75cl
Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate 93/100
The 2014 Clos du Clocher comes from vines located on Pomerol's central plateau and has seen an upswing in quality under Jean-Baptiste Bourrotte, who now has a brand new winery at his disposal out on the fringe of Catusseau. The wine has an elegant bouquet with subtle traces of dried blood and truffle oil infusing the red and black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and crisp acidity. There is a tangible harmony and sense of composure that pervades this Pomerol from start to finish, to wit, a sophisticated Clos du Clocher. I would single out the precision on the finish that elevates this above some of its peers. My advice: don't ignore this gem. Tasted twice with consistent notes. Drink Date 2019 - 2035 Reviewed March 2017
Clos de Clocher was born in 1924 by Jean Baptiste Audy when he started to acquire plots of vines in the shadow of the church spire in the heart of Pomerol, this is the same dense iron-rich clay terroir as fabled neighbours such as Petrus, Le Pin, La Conseillante and Vieux Château Certan. The property comprises three plots covering a total of 4.6ha, Merlot, of course, takes pride of place, but 30% of the blend comes from old Cabernet Franc vines that give the wine a distinct personality.
The vineyards are tended by hand and fermentaions are undertaken in a combination of concrete and stainless steel vats before the wines are matured in barrel for up to 18 months. The final blend is decided in partnership with Michel Rolland and his team. In recent years the excellent quality and splendid value for money of this wine has been ever more widely recognised.
|Drink From||2020||Drink To||2035|
|Special occasion, Fine Wine, Wine for the Cellar|