Château La Clotte, 2010

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France

Château La Clotte, 2010

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Merlot 80%, Cabernet Franc 20% Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Nelly Moulierac Optimum Drinking: 2017-2024 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: Code: 102344 Alcohol: 14%
Estate Notes

Château La Clotte crafted a big, fleshy, spicy 2010 from this great Bordeaux vintage - a truly must buy boutique Saint-Émilion.

La Clotte is a tiny (four hectare) Saint-Émilion Grand Cru château recently snapped up by the owners of neighbouring Château Ausone, the Vauthier family. The 2010 vintage was made by three charming ladies: winemaker Nelly Mouliérac, Dominique Tord (business manager) and owner Odile Plantade.

This boutique estate is graced with some of the most exceptional soils in Saint-Émilion, and it is an absolute joy to visit this rustic Bordeaux farmhouse embedded in a spectacular limestone hillside overlooking the village of Saint-Émilion. All work at La Clotte is carried out lovingly by hand and this wonderful grand cru is made to be enjoyed. Good, honest, Bordeaux drinking.


"The wine is lush, succulent, and a hedonist's dream, as the fruit is ripe, fleshy and displays plenty of red and black nuances along with hints of spice box and Christmas fruitcake. It is a medium to full-bodied, unpretentious wine that satisfies the palate, pleases the olfactory senses, and lingers in the mouth."

"A dense, ripe, very fleshy style, with baker’s chocolate and espresso layers in between the thick plum sauce, steeped fig and mulberry notes. Stays chewy on the finish, but with enough succulence to wait this out in the cellar. For fans of the gutsy style." Wine Spectator

"One of my favorite St.-Emilion boutique vineyards, La Clotte’s 10 acres of vines average 40-years of age."