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Clos De Sarpe 2020 (750ML)

$62.99
SKU:
CLOSESARC0B
 ?  Estimated Time of Arrival:
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Other Details

Vintage:
2020
Format:
750ML
Appellation:
Saint Emilion
Region:
Right Bank
ABV:
14.5%
Stock Status:
FUTURE

Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

95-96 JS / 94-96+ JD / 94-96+ WA / 92-94 VM

Full-bodied and layered with blackberries, black olives, walnuts and bark. Juicy. Superb depth and richness with so many layers of fruit and tannins. From organically grown grapes. Old-vine cabernet franc comes through. - James Suckling

I continue to love the wines from this estate, and certainly today, they show a more pure, polished style than wines from just a decade ago. Their 2020 Château Clos De Sarpe boasts a vivid purple hue as well as gorgeous notes of blue fruits, black cherries, toasty oak, violets, white truffle, and tobacco. Playing in the medium to full-bodied end of the spectrum, it has ripe tannins, a balanced, layered texture, and that rare mix of richness and freshness. This tiny, cooler terroir on the upper plateau has produced a thrilling 2020 readers will love. It will have 30+ years of longevity. Tasted twice. - Jeb Dunnuck

Opaque purple-black in color, the 2020 Clos de Sarpe rolls seductively out of the glass with opulent scents of Chinese five spice, rose oil, sandalwood and camphor, leading to a core of plum preserves, blueberry pie and fragrant soil, with a touch of woodsmoke. The rich, full-bodied palate is, as always, not lacking in freshness, delivering layer upon layer of spicy black fruit preserves and a velvety texture, finishing very long and beautifully perfumed. The blend this year is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, aging for an estimated 13 months in French oak barrels, 70% new. The alcohol weighs-in at 15%. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate

The 2020 Clos de Sarpe, which has undergone a change in tack in recent vintages, has a very intense and floral bouquet of macerated black cherries, blueberry and violet notes, and even a light honeyed scent in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannins, fine acidity, a silky-smooth texture and very fine balance. It is not a subtle wine, but it has more delineation and sense of place compared to others cut from a similar cloth. It just needs a prudent élevage, then it should become a fine Saint-Émilion. - Neal Martin, Vinous Media

 

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