Energetic and stony with real energy and sap. Sinewy and absolutely classic for the appellation with real persistence. GV
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2032
Dark and brooding in the glass, the 2016 Clauzet offers quite a bit of character. Smoke, gravel, game, spice and earthy notes add shades of complexity in this powerful Saint Estèphe that packs plenty of punch.
Robert Parker 90
The 2016 Clauzet offers rich and opulent dark cherry and blueberry fruit on the nose, more floral than earthy compared to its peers, but with commendable delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry and I appreciate how those slightly rigid Saint Estèphe tannins provide the backbone here. It will need three of four years to mellow in the glass, but this has great potential.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035