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2016 Chateau Clauzet Saint Estephe

2016 Chateau Clauzet Saint Estephe

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92 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2016 Chateau Clauzet Saint Estephe
92 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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En Primeur product: order now for arrival mid 2019. A Cru Bourgeois wine with serious clout in the glass, the Clauzet is a Bordeux red of both scale and refinement. Fruit is lovingly grown using organic practices then hand-harvested and carefully sorted. This fruit purity and 'punch' is enhanced by fermentation in concrete vats and then refined and enriched by 14-18 months in oak, 50% of which is new. One of the stars in this patchwork of Saint-Estephe, this Cabernet-dominant wine has the focus and structure to age superby for the price. To remove foreign exchange risk for our customers, listed prices are all up final landed cost including GST. Payment is due on invoice/order placement, with delivery in mid 2019.

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$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $39.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

55% Cabernet Sauvigon, 40% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc

Its Origins

Chateau Clauzet is owned by Baron Maurice Velge. He first purchased a couple hectares of vineyards in St. Estephe from Château de Côme, in 1997. He purchased a little later Château Clauzet and its 6 hectares, then gradually increased to the current 23 hectares. The vineyards are neighbours of Lafite and Cos d’Estournel and have very similar soils, deep gravel and gentle slopes thus providing good drainage. Wine maker José Bueno worked for 23 years at Baron Philippe de Rothschild with Chateau Clerc Milon and Chateau d’Armailhac. Chateau Clauzet only makes one wine.

What The Critics Say

90-92/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Neal Martin

"The 2016 Clauzet offers rich and opulent dark cherry and blueberry fruit on the nose, more floral than earthy compared to its peers, but with commendable delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry and I appreciate how those slightly rigid Saint Estèphe tannins provide the backbone here. It will need three of four years to mellow in the glass, but this has great potential." Drink 2020 - 2035

16.5/20 Jancis Robinson MW

"Energetic and stony with real energy and sap. Sinewy and absolutely classic for the appellation with real persistence. GV" Drink 2024 - 2032

87-90/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"Dark and brooding in the glass, the 2016 Clauzet offers quite a bit of character. Smoke, gravel, game, spice and earthy notes add shades of complexity in this powerful Saint Estèphe that packs plenty of punch."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2035

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with VENISON

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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