2016 Clos du Clocher, Pomerol

Critic score
87/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pomerol, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2021 - 2033
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2016 Clos du Clocher, Pomerol

TASTING NOTES

Dense, lifted aromas. Then a very dry palate. Ambitious but may just be a little lacking juice. Sour end.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (July 2017)
16/20

The 2016 Clos du Clocher is a blend of 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc, picked 10-17 October at 44 hectoliters per hectare and matured in 65% new oak. This includes some vinification intégrale. It has a very clean and precise bouquet with pure blackberry, raspberry and cold stone aromas, the oak beautifully integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, with an edginess from start to finish, and saline vein that becomes more evident towards the finish. I love the focus, the intent of this Clos du Clocher, never compromising one iota of finesse from start to finish. Being located smack bang on the plateau has really yielded dividends for this Pomerol and it should age with style over 20, maybe 30 years.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (May 2017)
(93—95)/100