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2001 Clos de Sarpe Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Emilion - Red

France - Bordeaux - St Emilion

Red Bordeaux Blend
Producer Notes

Production is less than 1,000 cases at this 9-acre garagiste estate whose consultant is Michel Rolland's foremost assistant, Jean-Philippe Fort. Situated on St.-Emilion's limestone plateau, the vineyard is planted with 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. This offering is meant for those with 19th-century tastes as the proprietor believes in full extraction, huge tannin, and wines meant to be drunk... More »

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Comm: 2012-2022 VF: 2003-2011
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 114
Author Edward O88
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.003%
Tasted On 03/23/2014
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Author Jay M664
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 10/06/2009

High levels of extract, but well balanced. Light acidity. Very earthy, light blackberry. Even though a 2001, still needs time. Will be fabulous in 5 years.

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Author jmv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98%
Tasted On 10/04/2009
Drink Dates 2015-2025

black currants, fresh blood, old books....this is pure from-nowhere-else-in-the-world bordeaux. dark to the point of opaque, dense and tannic this is nowhere near its peak. in fact, my remaining 5 bottles are going to some dark corner of the cellar. has the makings of something extraordinary.

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Author Steve Bachmann
Site / Blog The Wine Collector Trust Rating 96.739%
Tasted On 09/25/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2020

Tasted this at our company staff meeting and was surprised how good it was. (Just found out it has a mid-90s Parker rating too). Merlot content (85%) comes through with high fruit extract, softened tannins (although will mellow further with time I suspect), dark purple color, long finish to savor, and black currant aromatics. I'm buying some when it shows up in our store ($69 or so).

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2001 Clos de Sarpe

Created  Oct 2, 2009
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