2016 Chateau Clavis Orea

Year: 2016
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Country: France
Jeb Dunnuck: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 92
Jeff Leve: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"More classic and straight that the 2015, the 2016 Clavis Orea offers more dark fruits (with maybe hints of blue) as well as lots of flower garden, violets, and green tobacco. Beautifully elegant, silky and pure, with good acidity and terrific overall balance, it's going to benefit from short term cellaring and keep for over a decade as well." (JD)

"A powerfully ripe wine, this is dense both with tannins and concentrated black fruits. Wood aging supports the dense fruit texture, adding spice and smoothness to the wine's rough edges. Drink from 2021. -Roger Voss" (WE)

"The second vintage for this 100% Merlot wine is lush, round, fleshy, forward and loaded with chocolate-covered cherries, espresso, licorice, and plum. You will be able to enjoy this young for its plushly textured, exuberant fruit. The wine reached 14.5% alcohol and is aged in 30% new, French oak. 2336 Views Tasted Oct 10, 2019" (JL)

Winery Notes:
Clavis Orea meaning “golden key” in Latin, the symbol of welcoming in the hospitality industry. The golden keys represent high quality, hard work and passion, as we both come from restaurateur family. We wanted to reflect that in the name and quality of the wine, service, and dedication leading to high satisfaction.

Clavis Orea Saint-Émilion Grand Cru is a wine that represents the right bank at his best, with great varietal definition Merlot-Cabernet, with good pedigree, well crafted, balanced, spices, fruit driven, with good backbone, fleshy, and very digest, moreover we wanted to make a great Grand Cru wine accessible palate wise and refined, that can be enjoyed once bottled but also can be aged up to 7-10 years before moving into secondary and tertiary stage.