Saturday, November 14, 2020
2016 Chateau Les Clauzots Graves Rouge
Château les Clauzots in Saint Pierre de Mons is a place where wines are embedded in the terroir. The vineyard is situated on left side of the Garonne, South of Bordeaux and dates back more than a century. For five generations the Tach family have been custodians of the land. The winemaking knowledge and viticulture expertise has been handed down from Frederic, the current owner, to his two sons, Adrien and Maxime.
More than one hundred years of history!
2016 Chateau Les Clauzots Graves Rouge....$24.99
Attractive ripe dark berries with rich, toasty spices that lead to a very fleshy and succulent palate that carries a long, smooth and supple array of bright, sturdy tannins. Long and plush. Try from 2022.
Rated 91/100 James Suckling
"2016...The constant good weather and the freshness of the nights favored full maturity of the red grape varieties. The potential quality is excellent for each grape variety; the grapes are rich and had an intensity exceptional fruitiness on the eve of the harvest. The color is dense and brilliant, ruby with purple reflections. Delicate nose of great freshness, generous and bursting with red fruits and spices. The palate is tasty and silky, followed by a rich structure, with fruity, velvety and fine tannins. The grain of tannin, racy and ripe testifies of a nice extraction, moderate and smooth. The expression of berries reds as well as fresh and soft wood offer remarkable tension as well as a good aging capacity in the wine" - winery