2017 – Château Clarisse – Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – Jancis Robinson – 16.5/20

Quite fragrant and with beautiful dark-red fruit intensity on the nose and palate. Something a little autumnal, with the tiny, tight, glossy, fire-engine-bright red berries of autumn as well. This is so superior to the 2018 vintage of hte samedi wine! Chalk and cheese. You actually want to drink this wine rather than suffering throught it. Compact and full of life.