Crimson in colour with a deep purple edge. Both intense and complex, the bouquet displays fresh fruit aromas (black currant and black cherry) and elegant oak nuances, as well as hints of menthol and liquorice. The palate starts out round and straightforward and follows with rich, concentrated and velvety tannic texture along with beautiful acidity that provides balance and freshness on the finish.
for the equivalent of £32.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Château Clarke
Grape Variety: Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Aromatic and Complex
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
The estate is in the southern part of the Médoc within the Listrac-Médoc appellation. Its inland location is far from the Gironde estuary in the middle of the limestone plateau and a distinctive feature of the estate’s clay-limestone soil is its remarkable drought resistance. The proximity of the Atlantic Ocean gives a cool freshness that is echoed in the wine’s bright bouquet. Though Cabernet Sauvignon is traditionally king of the region, the Château’s terroir is very well suited to growing Merlot and this varietal accounts for 70% of the estate’s production. Thus, Château Clarke is typical of the Médoc, but in an entirely original way.