|Bordeaux||2017||La Clotte||BT||2 \ 0||24||460.00||12||24||51.111110666667||93.00||93.00||Clotte||0.75||10|
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The 2017 La Clotte was one of the Vauthier’s most impressive wines from barrel and now that it is bottled, I find no reason to change that view. It delivers gorgeous black cherry and raspberry coulis aromas, intermingling with sous-bois and crushed iris. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, fresh and vibrant, very well proportioned with a veins of _mineralité _ on the finish that might be a distant cousin of a very fine Loire. This is simply a superb Saint-Émilion that is rapidly making a name for itself.
Mushroom and blackberry aromas with hints of crushed raspberries. Medium to full body, firm and creamy tannins. Chocolate and toasted oak. Shows depth and intensity. Beautiful to drink now.
The 2017 La Clotte shows terrific energy, just as it did from barrel, in the mid-weight style of the year. Red cherry, red plum, flowers, blood orange, mint and bright saline notes give the 2017 lovely tension to match its mid-weight personality. This is such a pretty and expressive Saint-Émilion, not to mention one of the under-the-radar gems of the year. It is a very pretty, supple and sensual Merlot-based wine. Drink 2022-2032.