Clos Rene Pomerol 2014
BORDEAUX! Not any Bordeaux, no, no, POMEROL! Not $400! Not $100! Not even $30!!!
What were you and your family doing in 1734? That’s when Clos Rene was established in the tiny appellation of Pomerol --- and in the last decade or so, this wine has been discovered by savvy Bordeaux hunters….but at OUR price today, we’re pretty sure this crushes anything any of those Pomerol-hunting hipsters have ever seen! WOW!!
Elegance. Harmony. Balance. Finesse. That’s a common thread through Pomerol, and you’ll find it here. Bright, sweet Maraschino cherries zipped up with a dash of sweet woodsmoke, cranberry, and crushed rose petals. Go ahead! Crush up some rose petals and then try this. You’ll see! Where were we?? Pomerol! Wow! $29!!
Seriously, this is a HIGHLY unusual occurrence --- anyone who’s had this wine before (in the last 250 years) will be ALL over it. So, we’re not saying anything else…too little to go around!! While it lasts…!
Technical DetailsCountry: France
Varietal: 70% Merlot, 20% Cab Franc, 10% Malbec
Vineyard: The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 5,500 vines per hectare. On average, the vines are kept at 35 years of age.
Aging/Cooperage: 25% new, French oak barrels for an average of 18 months
About The Producer
At some point in the early 1940’s, Clos Rene was managed and co-owned by Pierre Lasserre. Pierre Lasserre was at the time in charge of managing the property for the Durantou family that would become Chateau L'Eglise Clinet.
Today, Clos Rene is owned by both the Garde family and the Lasserre family. Clos Rene was one of the last producers in Pomerol to bottle their own production. It was the normal practice during the early part of the 20th century for chateaux to deliver their wine in barrel to the negociants who did the bottling.
The 12 hectare Pomerol vineyard of Clos Rene is planted to 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Malbec. With 10% Malbec in their vineyards, they have the largest plantings in Pomerol as well as one of the largest plantings of Malbec in the Right Bank.The vineyard is located in the far west of Pomerol. Just south of Lalande de Pomerol and not far from Chateau L'Enclos. The terroir is mostly gravel and sand with some iron deposits in the soil.
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