|Klein, kleiner, Clos Saint Martin: mit gerade mal 1,3 Hektar ist Chateau Clos Saint Martin das kleinste Grand Cru Classé Chateau ganz St. Emilions. Die Weine von Clos Saint Martin hingegen zählen zu den ganz großen. Gerade mal 450 Kisten verlassen Chateau Clos Saint Martin jedes Jahr, deshalb zögern Sie nicht, schlagen Sie zu! Die Cuvée besteht aus 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc und 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Önologe ist Michel Rolland. Chateau Clos Saint Martin gehört übrigens der Familie Reiffer, die auch Chateau Grandes Murailles und Chateau Cote de Baleau ihr Eigen nennt.
90-92 THE WINEADVOCATE: "The 2020 Clos St. Martin reveals a deep garnet-purple color and expressive notions of baked blackberries, black cherry preserves and stewed plums, plus hints of wild mushrooms, tilled soil, Sichuan pepper and tree bark. The medium to full-bodied palate is chock-full of juicy black berry and cherry flavors, supported by plush tannins and compelling freshness, finishing long and earthy."
94 DECANTER: "Inky velvet colour, with a violet rim. Rich and deep and even, full of concentrated black fruits and cinnamon spice. This is deliciously balanced between rich fruit and salty saline crackers, has a tension that runs through the palate, as good as the 2018, which for me is the best of a recent vintage vertical that I did of this estate. Drinking Window 2027 - 2042"
91-93 NEAL MARTIN: "The 2020 Clos Saint-Martin has an extravagant, decadent bouquet of blueberry, crème de cassis, wild hawthorn and hints of raisin, although I don’t find it overripe, just a little ostentatious. The palate is marked by succulent tannins that frame the precocious black cherry and wild strawberry fruit, and blessed with a disarming satiny texture and impressive precision toward the finish. Certainly one of the most hedonistic offerings in 2020, though it just about manages to pull it off. Tasted twice with consistent notes."
90-92 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2020 Clos Saint-Martin opens with a huge bouquet of kirsch, rose petal, spice and hard candy. Ripeness feels pushed to the edge, and that gives the 2020 a decidedly exotic feel that is alluring. The tannins need time to soften, but there is no doubt the 2020 is a decidedly opulent wine."
96-98 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Opulent, silky and rich, this is pure bottled hedonism. Flamboyant, showy plums, cherries, smoke, licorice, spice, oak and earthy nuances seek your attention. Rich, lush and opulent on the palate, the wine finishes with layers of perfectly ripe, sensuous fruits. Give it 7 years or so for the oak to fully integrate and enjoy over it the following 2 decades."