Clarendelle Rouge 2012
Wine AdvocateThis is the generic Bordeaux from the Domaine Clarence Dillon. When they first told me about this, I thought it was probably not the best idea in the world, but the quality of the wine speaks for itself. I think they have been right on the money with what they have achieved with this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and a little Cabernet Franc. Deep ruby/purple, with notes of Graves-like scorched earth, charcoal and blackcurrants, this wine is dense, medium-bodied, quite supple and rich. Despite its precociousness, it clearly has capacity, with this depth and structure, to age 7-10 years.
Wine EnthusiastThis is a soft, fruity wine with comfortable tannins and bold black fruits. It is smoothly textured with just a hint of dryness. Now maturing well, this attractive wine should be ready from 2017.