(1/7/2021) "Sweet tobacco, cedar, wet earth and mushroom aromas with dark fruit, following through to a full body with rich, chewy tannins to the cool fruit. Powerful and tannic, yet polished and poised. Try after 2025."
(11/9/2020) "Well-defined, muscular tannins that form a wall to keep the black cherry fruits in place. Clear liquorice as it opens up. It's the texture that sets it apart, as well as its density and power, with even a touch of mint on the finish. Tasted twice and impressed both times. Indigenous yeasts used. Drinking Window: 2026 - 2045."
(3/2021) "The 2018 Clos du Clocher has a very pure and seductive bouquet of that blackberry and raspberry fruit that I picked out from barrel, but now with more floral elements: iris and touches of violet. The oak here is nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with layers of blackberry and bilberry. This has a fine spine that lends it focus. Not overly powerful, but the salinity washes over the finish and urges you back for another sip. Jean-Baptiste Bourotte has overseen an excellent Pomerol meriting 2-5 years in the cellar. Drinking Window: 2024 - 2035."
"A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Clos du Clocher springs from the glass with vibrant scents of crushed black cherries, fresh blackberries and mulberries plus suggestions of Indian spices, menthol and graphite. The medium to full-bodied palate is bright and energetic, packed with crunchy black fruits and framed by grainy tannins, finishing long and refreshing. Drink Date: 2023 - 2040."