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2005 - Chateau La Clemence
Sub Region Pomerol
library code: 7754
From the Critics:
- "Proprietor Christian Dauriac's tiny 7.5 acre Pomerol estate is planted with 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. These wines have had a tendency to be overwhelmingly extracted and high in tannin as well as oak, but the outstanding 2005, while clearly from the modern school of winemaking, possesses a well-integrated wood component. Dense purple-colored, it offers scents of espresso, chocolate, blackberries, and kirsch along with a hint of caramelized fruit, medium to full body, abundant amounts of sweet tannin, and a muscular, concentrated, powerful finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030." -92 points Robert Parker
"Mineral, leather and berry aromas lead to a full body, with round tannins and a long finish. Chewy. A big wine. Best after 2012." -91 points Wine Spectator
"Moderately saturated ruby-red. High-toned aromas of black cherry, violet, licorice and menthol, plus a whiff of smoked meat. Pliant, nicely delineated flavors of black cherry and spices offer an insidious sweetness. Finishes firmly tannic and persistent, with lovely violety lift. The best young vintage I've tasted to date from this chateau." -89-92 points- Stephen Tanzer- International Wine Cellar