Chateau la Clemence Pomerol 2015

$115

Our longtime source in Pomerol is the Chateau la Clemence, where biopharma executive turned winemaker Christian Dauriac is the owner. Dauriac goes all in on the “bold” Pomerol theme: his 50-year-old vines produce dense, concentrated fruit, and he restricts their yields to a startlingly low 20 hectolitres per hectare. Dauriac blends in 15% of Cabernet Franc for a bit of backbone and definition.

The result is an intense, mouthfilling wine that can age for decades. The 2015 in particular is bold and seductive, showing notes of violets, dark chocolate, and, licorice, tobacco. Antonio Galloni of Vinous called it “bold, powerful, and exuberant.” Drink this over the next 15 years — we can’t promise all Merlot is this good, but, then again, that’s why they call it terroir.

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