2010 Chateau Clos De Sarpe Saint Emilion (Ex Chateau!)Blend from France
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- 98 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 96 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
98 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2010 Clos de Sarpe is deep garnet-purple in color with a profound, very youthful nose of blackcurrant cordial, warm plums and blueberry pie with hints of chocolate box, roses, star anise and cigar box plus a beautifully fragrant waft of lilacs. Full-bodied, rich, opulent and oh-so-seductive, it has a firm frame of grainy tannins and explosive freshness to lend an electric charge through the mid-palate and epically long finish. Amazing wine."
96 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"This is a quintessential blockbuster, no-compromise, massive, pedal-to-the-metal, balls-to-the-walls sort of wine with incredibly dense creme de cassis, kirsch, licorice, truffle and some background oak. Always one of the most concentrated and backward wines of the vintage, the 2010 is a prime example. I was interested to learn that the final blend and selection only produced about 625 cases of grand vin. Forget it for 10-15 years and drink it over the following century. (Oh, that's right - most of us won't be alive to challenge that estimate!)
I have always loved to taste this wine, because it comes from a tiny, nearly 12-acre property owned by Jean-Guy Beyney, who, I have said, before tends to go overboard making wines that probably have more in common with the great vintages of the late 1800's than anything produced today. How long will these wines last? Certainly the great vintages are 50+ year wines. Beyney's absurdly low yields in 2010 (15 hectoliters per hectare) have fashioned a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc that hits all the sweet spots on the palate."
98 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Merlot, Cabernet Franc|
|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|