2016 – Château Clarisse – Antonio Galloni : 90

The 2016 Clarisse is bold and juicy, both of which give the wine tremendous immediacy and sheer appeal. Silky tannins and floral aromatics wrap around a core of expressive sweet red cherry, blood orange and mint. This is an especially refined wine for an appellation where the wines tend to be quite rustic. The blend is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. 2018 – 2026