Clos Rene - Pomerol

91 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
88 points - The Wine Advocate
Clos Rene - Pomerol - 2018 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Clos Rene - Pomerol

91 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
88 points - The Wine Advocate
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Blended of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, the 2018 Clos Rene is deep garnet-purple in color with a nose of baked blueberries and plums with balsamic and crushed rocks. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and chewy with loads of earth laced black fruit preserves on offer and good length.
Ruby in colour, this wine has violet reflections, brilliant and clear. The wine is guided by a fine and elegant aromatic framework. The aromas of red and black fruits dominate. The weft is velvety and soft. Scents of mint and licorice with notes of light tobacco and toast bring more complexity. On the palate the wine is frank, velvety and suave. The structure is still firm. The whole is balanced although still young.
The Clos René 2014 has a deep and quite broody blackcurrant and boysenberry nose, light rose petal scents emergeing with time. There is good fruit intensity here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity but lacking some energy and tension toward the finish, perhaps showing a touch of dilution? It's still a fine Pomerol because this is good terroir, but it will not be a long-term proposition compared to other vintages.
Type:
Red
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Appellation:
Pomerol
Producer:
Clos Rene
Grapes/Blend:
Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc
Serving temp:
16° - 18° C
ABV:
15%
Pairing Sugesstions:
Lamb, Beef, Venison, Duck, Game Birds, Charcuterie and Cured Meats

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90...
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation.

The finest (and most expensive) of these are the wines from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The former is focused (at the top level) on Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter pair on on Merlot.

The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines based on Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. These range from dry whites to challenge the best from the Burgundy region (Pessac-Léognan is particularly renowned) to the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
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Pomerol

Pomerol is a small wine appellation located in the Bordeaux region of France. It is known for producing some of the most sought-after wines in the world, particularly...

Pomerol is a small wine appellation located in the Bordeaux region of France. It is known for producing some of the most sought-after wines in the world, particularly its red wines made from the Merlot grape.

The history of Pomerol dates back to the Roman era, when the area was known for its fertile soils and ideal climate for grape growing. However, it wasn't until the 19th century that Pomerol began to gain recognition for its wines. In 1855, Pomerol was not included in the famous Bordeaux Wine Official Classification, which was a list of the best wines in the region. This was largely due to the fact that Pomerol was a relatively unknown appellation at the time. However, this did not deter the winemakers of Pomerol, who continued to produce exceptional wines that would eventually gain worldwide recognition.

The style of production in Pomerol is unique compared to other wine regions in Bordeaux. The vineyards are relatively small, with many of them being family-owned and operated. The winemakers in Pomerol focus on producing high-quality wines that are reflective of the terroir, or the unique characteristics of the soil and climate in the region. The Merlot grape is the dominant variety grown in Pomerol, with smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon also being grown.

The typical wines from Pomerol are red wines that are rich, full-bodied, and complex. They are known for their deep, dark color and intense aromas of black fruit, such as blackberry and black cherry. On the palate, Pomerol wines are often described as having a velvety texture, with flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, and spice. The tannins in Pomerol wines are typically soft and well-integrated, making them approachable even when young.

Some of the most famous wines from Pomerol include Château Pétrus, Château Lafleur, and Château Le Pin. These wines are highly sought-after by collectors and wine enthusiasts around the world, and can command prices that are among the highest in the wine industry.

In conclusion, Pomerol is a unique and special wine appellation that produces some of the most exceptional wines in the world. Its history, style of production, and the grapes grown there all contribute to the distinctive character of Pomerol wines. If you are a fan of red wine, particularly Merlot, then Pomerol is definitely an appellation to explore.

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