Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2015 Clauzet, St-Estèphe (OWC - 92WE, 90DC, 90JS) in original wood. Wine Enthusiast: "This is a dense wine, packed with black fruits and rich tannins. The dominance of Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine its ripe, juicy black-currant flavors and good acidity. This 56-acre estate has made a wine that will age well. (RV)" (04/2018)
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2015 Clauzet, St-Estèphe (qty: 6)
This is a dense wine, packed with black fruits and rich tannins. The dominance of Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine its ripe, juicy black-currant flavors and good acidity. This 56-acre estate has made a wine that will age well. (RV)
This is excellent. You can really feel the quality of the dark berry fruit, fleshed out with some attractive oak smokiness. A little short, but this will provide some lovely early to medium term drinking. (JA)
Ripe blackcurrant and blackberry fruits with hints of leaves and mint lead to a palate that has assertive, oak-bolstered tannin chew and licorice undertones. Needs time.
This 23-hectare estate in Saint-Estèphe has produced a beautiful 2015 Château Clauzet based on 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and the balance Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, all of which was brought up in 30-40% new barrels. It offers a dark, plumy nose, with more black cherry, singed leather and scorched earth nuances, medium body, ripe tannin, and a concentrated, slightly four-square style. It will keep for a decade or more.
Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois annual tasting, the 2015 Clauzet has a feisty but engaging bouquet with plenty of red cherry, cranberry and crushed strawberry fruit that leaps from the glass. The palate is fleshy and confit-like on the entry with plenty of cranberry and pomegranate fruit, nicely judged acidity with a hint of spice toward the cohesive finish. It will need a couple of years in bottle but there is good potential here. (NM)
The 2015 Clauzet is a pretty, fruit-driven Saint-Estèphe. Bold and forward in style, with lovely juiciness and plenty of up-front fruit. Although not especially complex, nor typical of the appellation the 2015 offers lovely freshness and aromatic lift. It should drink well with minimal cellaring. (AG)