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2005 Chateau Clos De SarpeBlend from France

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  • 95 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

95

"Clearly a wine made for future generations, Clos de Sarpe, with its tendency for tiny yields of under 25 hectoliters per hectare, has fashioned a 1,000 case blend of 85% Merlot and the rest old vine Cabernet Franc. Over recent vintages, this wine has been among the most concentrated and formidably tannic and backward made in Bordeaux. A claret for those with 19th century tastes, it offers good purity, ripe tannin, and an extraordinary display of concentration, extract, power, and tannic clout. The 2005 is a mammoth yet incredibly well-balanced St.-Emilion that represents an anomaly in modern day winemaking. It is a pleasure to see a proprietor push the envelope and create a wine that will be appreciated for 40-50 years. Classic sweet black cherry, licorice, roasted herb, and underbrush characteristics are present in this formidable, full-bodied, powerful wine. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2050."

Product Detail

Item # 7842
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St. Emilion
Ratings

95 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2005
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Size 750 mL
Closure
Features
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower