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2005 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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90
WA 95
IWC 89-92
WS 85-88
Drink Dates
WA: 2016-2050
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IWC 89-92
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126

Full, bright ruby. Brooding aromas of kirsch, black licorice and minerals. Sharply delineated and very tightly wound, but with superb intensity of black fruit, chocolate, earth and mineral flavors and excellent inner-palate energy. This mounts very slowly on the back, finishing with a youthfully sappy quality, firm tannins and impressive length. This wine from a chalky hillside on the Cotes east of the town of St. Emilion is typically high in acidity (the pH of the 2005 is 3.55), austere and downright unsexy in its youth, but this especially juicy 2005 boasts richer fruit than any recent vintage. Still, it will require at least 10 to 15 years of bottle aging.

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WA 95
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 176
Drink Dates 2016-2050

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.

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WS 85-88
Source Wine Spectator
Issue Web

Intense aromas of blackberry with dark chocolate. Medium- to full-bodied, with good fruit and a medium finish. Slightly hollow midpalate. Could move up a notch.

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Author Stephen G41
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.123%
Tasted On 11/07/2010
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