Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, dezente Randaufhellung. Zarte Edelholzwürze, Nuancen von Nougat und Vanille, Anklänge von Brombeeren und Lakritze, etwas Minze ist unterlegt. Komplex, stoffig und rund, extraktsüße Textur, reife, runde Tannine, sehr gute Frische, schokoladig im Abgang, zeigt gute Länge und sicheres Reifepotenzial für viele Jahre.
The 2018 Clos de Sarpe is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, aged for approximately 12 months in oak barriques, 70% new. It opens with powerful notes of blackberry pie, plum preserves and blueberry compote, leading to suggestions of Indian spices, cardamom, rose oil and ground cloves. The full-bodied palate is richly fruited and densely laden with exotic spice and earthy layers, framed by exquisitely ripe, velvety tannins and tons of freshness, finishing very long and fragrant. Stunning! With alcohol running at around 15%, this is one for the hedonists.
The 2018 Clos de Sarpe has turned out beautifully. Rich and unctuous in the glass, yet with terrific freshness, the 2018 dazzles from start to finish. There is plenty of the flamboyance Clos de Sarpe fans expect, and yet the 2018 is so measured and vibrant. Inky red/purplish fruit, lavender, rose petal and blood orange meld into the sumptuous finish. A slight move away from the very pushed style of years past has paid off big time. The 2018 is simply magnificent.
Château Clos de Sarpe, 33330 Saint Émilion, Frankreich/France