Thanks to exceptional climatic conditions, Chateau Clos de Sarpe created an extraordinarily balanced vintage between fruit, power and roundness.
From old vineyards, the 2015 Chateau Clos de Sarpe is composed of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. This 2015 vintage displays an extravagant intensity and deploys a flamboyant character, accompanied by unctuous and roasted fruits. On the nose, this Saint-Emilion has camphor and musky character, associated with candied dark berry notes. The Chateau Clos de Sarpe possesses structured yet elegant tannins with a round, fruity and mellow taste. This 2015 vintage is scrumptious and velvety.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Clos de Sarpe is a blend of 85% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. It has a hedonistic bouquet that delivers full-throttle cough candy/menthol scents that express winemaking intent, rather than the nuance of terroir. The palate is sweet, candied and rather cloying, missing the acidity to back it up and retain balance. The sweetness and glycerine render this impossible to imagine drinking in more than tiny gulps...over several months.