Chateau Clos de Sarpe Grand Cru Classe 2020

Clos de Sarpe

Chateau Clos de Sarpe Grand Cru Classe 2020



Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Trinkreife: 2025–2055
Verpackt in: 12er OHK
Lobenberg: 97–98/100
Suckling: 95–96/100
Parker: 94–96+/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 94–96/100
Falstaff: 94–96/100
Galloni: 94–96/100
Frankreich, Bordeaux, Saint Emilion
Allergene: Sulfite

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Chateau Clos de Sarpe Grand Cru Classe 2020


Lobenberg: Clos de Sarpe liegt direkt neben Haut Sarpe. Zwei Weingüter auf dem Kalksteinplateau von Saint-Émilion, am Ausgang Richtung Castillon. Clos de Sarpe ist das kleinere, schickere Weingut, das unter Insidern viel höher gehandelt wird. Die Nase ist würzig. Wacholder, Rosmarin und Lavendel. Reich und dicht, darunter süße Maulbeere. Sehr schwarz, etwas gelbe Früchte und Orangenzesten. Ziemlich viel Power im Mund. Gleichzeitig pikant. Satte schwarze Frucht, Lakritz, sehr blumig. Und dann sehr viel Schub, sehr viel Kalkstein hintenraus. Mit Länge, mit Salz, mit Orangenzesten und einer wunderschönen Frische. Kein Blockbuster, kein fetter Wein, sondern hochelegant, aromatisch, dicht und schick. Ein Unikat, sehr eigenwillig in der Stilistik. Gefällt mir hervorragend! 97-98/100


Suckling über: Chateau Clos de Sarpe Grand Cru Classe

-- Suckling: Full-bodied and layered with blackberries, black olives, walnuts and bark. Juicy. Superb depth and richness with so many layers of fruit and tannins. From organically grown grapes. Old-vine cabernet franc comes through. 95-96/100


Parker über: Chateau Clos de Sarpe Grand Cru Classe

-- Parker: Opaque purple-black in color, the 2020 Clos de Sarpe rolls seductively out of the glass with opulent scents of Chinese five spice, rose oil, sandalwood and camphor, leading to a core of plum preserves, blueberry pie and fragrant soil, with a touch of woodsmoke. The rich, full-bodied palate is, as always, not lacking in freshness, delivering layer upon layer of spicy black fruit preserves and a velvety texture, finishing very long and beautifully perfumed. The blend this year is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, aging for an estimated 13 months in French oak barrels, 70% new. The alcohol weighs-in at 15%. 94-96+/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Chateau Clos de Sarpe Grand Cru Classe

-- Jeb Dunnuck: I continue to love the wines from this estate, and certainly today, they show a more pure, polished style than wines from just a decade ago. Their 2020 Château Clos De Sarpe boasts a vivid purple hue as well as gorgeous notes of blue fruits, black cherries, toasty oak, violets, white truffle, and tobacco. Playing in the medium to full-bodied end of the spectrum, it has ripe tannins, a balanced, layered texture, and that rare mix of richness and freshness. This tiny, cooler terroir on the upper plateau has produced a thrilling 2020 readers will love. It will have 30+ years of longevity. Tasted twice. 94-96/100


Falstaff über: Chateau Clos de Sarpe Grand Cru Classe

-- Falstaff: Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Reife dunkle Beerenfrucht, Nuancen von Pflaumen und Herzkirschen, kandierte Orangenzesten, ein Hauch von Edelholz, einladendes Bukett. Saftig, elegant, reife Kirschen, ein Hauch von frischen Feigen, finessenreiche Säurestruktur, superfeine Tannine, zitronige Mineralität, ein Hauch von Nougat, sehr gute Länge, sicheres Reifepotenzial, hat Klasse. 94-96/100


Galloni über: Chateau Clos de Sarpe Grand Cru Classe

-- Galloni: The 2020 Clos de Sarpe is one of the most intense, primary wines I tasted for this report. Inky and exotic to the core. Clos de Sarpe possesses tremendous unctuousness from start to finish. Inky red berry fruit, spice, new oak and soaring floral notes all meld together. I imagine it will be many years before the 2020 is ready to drink, but even today, it is quite beautiful and wonderfully expressive. Tasted two times. 94-96/100