|Ein aufsteigendes Chateau in Pomerol. Seit Clos du Clocher von einem großen Negociant übernommen wurde, geht es steil bergauf mit der Qualität. Zudem wurde Michel Rolland als Berater engagiert. 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc sind hier auf lediglich 6 Hektar gepflanzt. Entsprechend gering ist mit 2000 Kisten auch die Produktion. Die Preise sind für einen Pomerol dieser Kategorie äußerst moderat.
93-95 THE WINEADVOCATE: "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Clos du Clocher needs a little coaxing to reveal subtle scents of black raspberries, kirsch and wild blueberries, before a drop-dead gorgeous perfume of candied violets, cinnamon stick, clove oil, Darjeeling tea and star anise take center stage. The medium to full-bodied palate is very finely knit, with ripe, plush tannins and seamless freshness supporting the elegant flavors, finishing long and fragrant."
93 DECANTER: "An estate that has done a great job of moving closer to the Pomerol ideal over recent vintages - tons of power, airbrushed tannins, packed with blackberry and blueberry fruits. Maintains its elegance as it opens in the glass, with the florality of that Cabernet Franc coming through strongly. Real impact. Harvest 20th September to October 5th."
93-94 JAMES SUCKLING: " Lots of dark fruit and chocolate with blackberry and walnut character. It’s full-bodied with round, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Some earth, too."
93-95 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2019 Clos du Clocher has a very seductive bouquet with layers of dark cherry, wild strawberry, soy and truffle scents. Later a touch of vanilla emanates from the oak, perfectly in sync with the fruit. The palate is very well balanced and super-smooth, fine acidity and a graceful, yet quite intense finish that leaves a residue of spice on the aftertaste. Very persistent. Outstanding." - Neal Martin
92-94 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2019 Clos du Clocher is a wonderfully complete and expressive wine. Lifted aromatics lead into a core of inky dark fruit, with beams of tannin that give the wine shape as well as energy. There is a sense of vibrancy to the 2019 that I find very appealing. Hints of lavender, sage, mint and licorice add pretty top notes to round things out. This is such a pretty wine."
19 VINUM: "Umwerfende Aromatik frischer Beeren, mineralische Akzente; voller Ansatz, gemächliche Entwicklung, Tannin exquisiter Frische und Saftigkeit, grosse Länge; nicht nur Kraft und Wucht, sondern auch besondere Eleganz. Superber Wein."
91-93 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: Flowers, black cherry, gun powder and a touch of mint on the nose get your initial attention. But the best part of the wine is on the medium-bodied, soft, silky, elegant, refined and long palate, that carries all the sweet, ripe, fresh, pure cherry and plum notes that end with a shot of chocolate."
92-94 JEB DUNNUCK: "The 2019 Clos Du Clocher was closed and backward aromatically, yet has beautiful richness and depth on the palate, with pure cassis and black raspberry fruit, ripe, present tannins, a good sense of freshness and purity, and a great finish. It´s going to be a serious Pomerol that will benefit from short-term cellaring yet drink nicely for two decades."