2014 CHATEAU CLARISSE VIEILLES VIGNES – NEAL MARTIN FOR ROBERT PARKER : 89-91

If we travel to Lussac Saint Emilion there is the delightful Château Busquet or in Puisseguin Saint Emilion, Hannibal Lector’s favorite, the Château Clarisse Vieilles Vignes. These wines all deserve a round of applause for surpassing the difficulties of the growing season and turning out respectable wines that should give pleasure over the next decade or so.

The Château Clarisse Vieilles Vignes 2014 is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc raised in 50% new oak. The nose is intense with mulberry and dark plum mixed with incense aromas that expand in the glass. The palate is medium to full-bodied with fine tannin, good acidity, lightly spiced with a persistent finish. This is a fine Puisseguin-Saint Emilion.

Source : eRobertParker.com #218 – Apr 2015

Reviewer : Neal Martin

Rating : 89-91

Maturity : drink 2018-2030