Château Clos de Sarpe, 2008

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France

Château Clos de Sarpe, 2008

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France





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Grape Varietes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Optimum Drinking: 2019-2040 Reviewer Rating: 93 Reviewer: Code: 103271 Label Quality: Some slight bin-soiling to label.
Estate Notes

Château Clos de Sarpe, 2008 comes from a very good right bank Bordeaux vintage. A small, late vintage of exciting quality, the best wines being rich, powerful, seductive and structured with a velvety texture, masses of fruit, good tannin and acidity to warrant ageing.

Château Clos de Sarpe, which boasts some of the oldest vines in Saint-Emilion, is a tiny family-run winery (being so since 1923) in the hands of the Beney family who bring out the best of its wonderful stony, limestone terroir. Currently, the estate is managed by Christine Beyney and Jean-Guy Beyney who employ biodynamic farming principles (not certified).

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"Deep garnet colored, the 2008 Clos de Sarpe has a nose that is wonderfully ripe and decadent with baked plums, kirsch and Black Forest cake notions over hints of star anise, incense, char-grilled meats and unsmoked cigar. Medium-bodied with incredible freshness and minerality coming through on the palate, it features wonderful red fruit accents and spicy sparks in the mouth with a long, mineral-laced finish.”

"High-toned, confectionery aromas of Valrhona chocolate and porty raisin. Huge, sweet and rather unrefined, with the high-toned character following through in the mouth.” Stephen Tanzer