2020 Château Guillot-Clauzel, Pomerol

The 2020 Guillot-Clauzel is a stunning Pomerol from a property that's well worth seeking out. Ripe yet finely judged, it's pure Pomerol through and through. But with quantities well down, this will be short supply.

Critic score
93.5/100
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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pomerol, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2047
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2020 Château Guillot-Clauzel, Pomerol

TASTING NOTES

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (June 2021)
95—96/100

This has a ton of perfume and charm, so much juice and Pomerol appeal. Plenty of chocolate and autumnal berry fruit a sappy if austere finish. An enjoyable, appealing and heartfelt Pomerol, really one to recommend and to track down. Third vintage with Guillaume Thienpont as consultant and viticulturist, a little less Cabernet Franc this year due to a low 30hl/ha yiel

Jane Anson, Decanter (May 2021)
93/100

The 2020 Guillot-Clauzet is overseen by Guillaume Thienpont of Vieux-Château-Certan. Picked September 15–28 and matured in 50% new oak, it has quite a lush black cherry, raspberry coulis and black truffle bouquet that unfurls in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins and very well-integrated oak. This Pomerol has lovely balance; it’s not powerful and ostentatious, but refined. There’s a judicious sprinkling of black pepper toward the finish. This is well worth seeking out.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2021)
91—93/100

Deep colour. Floral aromatics. Sweet attack then fine fruit and tannins. Smooth texture. Very precise. Slight glow on the finish but lots of charm.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2021)
16.5/20