This very well placed Domaine in the heart of the Pomerol plateau is a refined, pure wine in 2015. The palate has lovely weight, with growing but very fine tannins. This is likely an excellent choice for affordable Pomerol in a very good vintage.
The 2015 Clos du Clocher is a blend of 81% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc that was matured in 65% new oak (15% 'vinification intégrale'). It has an intense bouquet with generous, vivacious dark cherry, cassis and black truffle aromas that do not hold back from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with silky smooth tannin, very nicely poised, quite weighty in the mouth with fine backbone on the finish, suggesting that this Clos du Clocher is a long-term contender.
The 2015 Clos du Clocher is dark, powerful and super-concentrated. Blackberry jam, bittersweet chocolate, spice, leather and tobacco blossom in a dense, racy Pomerol. Ultimately, the 2015 comes across as overly heavy and lacking in finesse. It would be nice to see a bit more overall freshness and polish in the tannins. The underlying material suggests more is possible. Tasted two times.
Dark crimson. Very heady and sweet on the nose. Maybe a little too low in acid for total refreshment, with very drying tannins on the end.
This is massive with so much ripe fruit and velvety tannins, yet it manages to remain fresh and balanced. Full body, round texture and a long finish. Best ever from here.
Young 2026 - 2040
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Ready 2016 - 2025
Young 2024 - 2038