Château La Clotte

Château La Clotte

St-Emilion 2023

Bordeaux, France

Regular price£366.00
Case Size
Duty Status
Style: Red Drink from: 2030
ABV: 14.0% Drink to: 2045
Packaging: OWC Stock arriving: Spring 2026
Critic scores
92-94 RP, 93-95 NM, 92-94 AG, 94-95 JS, 91-93 LPB, 96 JA
Critic reviews
"Crafted from vines planted in one of the best terroirs of Saint-Émilion, the 2023 La Clotte, a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, reveals aromas of almonds, cherries, dark wild berries and raw cocoa, followed by a medium to full-bodied, lively and tense palate with youthfully structured tannins and a fleshy core of fruit with bright acids that segues into a long, penetrating and saline finish."
Yohan Castaing, April 2024,

"The 2023 La Clotte was picked September 11 to 28 and aged for 18 months in new oak barrels. This has a little more precision and mineralité on the nose compared to the Moulin Saint-Georges, quite vibrant with shucked oyster shell in the background. The palate is medium-bodied, with svelte tannins that lend a satin-like texture. It’s very harmonious though not deep, and maybe it misses a bit of grip. That said, more extraction probably would have thrown off the balance here. Very seductive."
Neal Martin, April 2024,

"The 2023 La Clotte is a very serious wine. La Clotte is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, but the Franc feels especially prominent at this stage. Saline notes run through core of plum, blood orange, white flowers, crushed rocks and white pepper. A shy, introspective wine, this will need a number of years to be at its best, but it is immensely promising."
Antonio Galloni, April 2024,

"The reworking of La Clotte under the Vauthier family continues to impress, and this is one to look out for. The terroir was always there, and the precise vineyard work is now fully accentuating the iris and lily floral aromatics, the arresting slate and pumice stone texture, where autumnal fruits are sweet and ripe, cassis pastille and raspberry puree, but they take second place to the fennel, annis, cold ash, rhubarb, lavender. One of my wines to watch in this vintage, demands attention."
Jane Anson, April 2024,

"This is showing the limestone magic of 2023. Medium-bodied and very polished with a tight, linear structure, but purity of fruit and wonderful length. Silky texture. So bright. 85% merlot and 15% cabernet franc."
James Suckling, April 2024, James

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Antonio Galloni,
Allan Meadows,
Gus McLean,
Jane Anson,
Jeb Dunnuck,
Jancis Robinson,
James Suckling,
Lisa Perrotti-Brown,
Neal Martin,
Tim Atkin,

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