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Chateau Clos de Sarpe 2018

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A Dense and Velvety Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe

A superb reference of the prestigious Saint-Emilion appellation, the Grand Cru Classe Chateau Clos de Sarpe 2018 is already showing signs of a magnificent vintage.

Despite contrasting climatic conditions at the beginning of the season, a hot summer and long autumn made it possible for the fruit to reach optimal maturity. Beginning on September 27 with Merlot and completed on October 10 with the Cabernet Franc, the harvest yielded small but very concentrated fruit.

Enjoying an ideal location on the plateau of Saint-Emilion, on the right bank of the Bordeaux region, the vines of Chateau Clos de Sarpe are planted in clay-limestone soils and are currently undergoing conversion to organic farming.

Blending Merlot (85%) and Cabernet Franc (15%), the Chateau Clos de Sarpe 2018 displays all the qualities of an exceptional Grand Cru Classe of Saint-Emilion.

At the tasting, the Chateau Clos de Sarpe 2018 displays a deep color. Its intense aromatic bouquet reveals notes of black fruits, small red berries and spices. On the palate, the wine offers a beautiful structure with mouth-coating tannins, unraveling tasty fruity and spicy touches. Balancing a slight touch of sweetness, the wine is enhanced by a vibrant acidity that stretches into the long, precise and intensely aromatic finish. A great vintage for Chateau Clos de Sarpe.

Parker : 94-96 / 100
J. Suckling : 94-95 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Clos de Sarpe comes strutting out of the glass with flamboyant Black Forest cake, blackberry pie and warm plums notes with touches of Chinese five spice, dried roses and licorice plus a hint of crushed rocks. Full-bodied, super rich and decadently fruited in the mouth, the structure of super ripe, plush tannins and bold freshness skillfully supports the voluptuous fruit, and it finishes with epic length. With alcohol running at around 15%, this is one for the hedonists! The tentative blend is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc with aging anticipated to be for 12 months in oak barriques, 70% new.
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Dessert wine
No

J. Suckling
94-95

Vinous - A. Galloni
92-95

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Libournais

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Clos de Sarpe

Classification
Grand cru classe

Parker
94-96

Allergens
Contains sulfites

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