2015 Clos du Clocher, Pomerol

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.

Critic score
89.25/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£35.60
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£213.60

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pomerol, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    81% Merlot
    19% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2015 Clos du Clocher, Pomerol

TASTING NOTES

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.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (April 2016)
92—94/100

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.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2016)
86—89/100
Decanter (April 2016)
90/100

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.

Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com (April 2016)
16/20

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.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2016)
95—96/100