2015 Chateau Clos de Sarpe

Year: 2015
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 94
Vinous Media: 95
James Suckling: 93
Jeb Dunnuck: 97+
Jeff Leve: 95
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
Price :
$69.95
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"This sports a juicy, enticing feel, with good energy to the mix of raspberry and blackberry compote flavors. Singed cedar, tobacco and ganache notes fill in through the finish. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2019 through 2024. 900 cases made, 250 cases imported. -JM" (WS)

"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Clos de Sarpe gives up gorgeous blackberry, black cherries and warm plums notes with sparks of redcurrants and anise with a potpourri, tilled soil and bay leaves undercurrent. Full-bodied and packed with spicy energy in the mouth, it has a firm yet plush texture and fantastic freshness, finishing on a lingering earthy note." (WA)

"The 2015 Clos de Sarpe boasts off-the-charts richness. Full-throttle and unapologetically opulent, Clos de Sarpe is probably the most exotic of the more modern, sumptuous Saint-Émilions. Super-ripe black cherry, chocolate, leather, spice and new French oak are all pushed forward. Ripeness and unctuousness are taken to the edge in this exotic beauty." (VM)

"A riper expression with aromas of tea, plum cake and dark spiced raisins. The palate has the same tendency to riper fruit with plum paste. Essence-like. Chewy tannins. Try from 2022." (JS)

"Showing even better now than on release, the 2015 Château Clos de Sarpe might be one of the greatest wines to ever emerge from this tiny vineyard just outside of Saint Emilion. Dense purple/plum-hued, with an enormous bouquet of blueberries, blackberries, white truffles, violets, and spring flowers, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, an incredible sense of opulence, and silky, polished tannins. It's absorbed just about every trace of its oak élevage, and while it's an incredible drink today, it's going to evolve for 30+ years or more." (JD)

"Deep ruby in color, the wine resembles eating ripe plums with rocks, and that's what is so great about it. There is weight, density, length and complexity. The finish is long, leaving a trail of sweet, perfectly ripe, red fruits and freshness. 2063 Views Tasted May 21, 2018" (JL)


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