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Chateau Clarke 2005, A.C. Listrac Medoc

£39.95

Chateau Clarke was acquired by Baron Edmond de Rothschild in 1973 and is situated in the appellation of Listrac Medoc. The vineyard is planted with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines, which were replanted soon after Baron Edmond acquired the Chateau. Three wines are produced at the estate, the top cuvee, Chateau Clarke, often needs more than five years bottle age to show its full potential.

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Tasting notes

The 2005 vintage in Bordeaux will go down in history for its superlative quality. Chateau Clarke, like many Chateaux, performed well in 2005 and this vintage is still youthful in many respects. Chateau Clarke 2005 possesses a rich nose of black cherry, iron filings, earthy spice, coffee, toasted vanilla, and cigar box. The palate is weighty and rich with a classic tannic structure and vibrant acidity. It is strongly advised that this vintage is served with a dish rich in protein, and that it has been decanted for at least three hours. Drink now to 2020.

Varietal

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size

75cl

Origin

France

Producer

Baron Edmond de Rothschild

ABV

13.50%

Decant from

Two hours before serving

Food match

Rare roast duck breast, lamb shanks

Drink from

2016 to 2022

Closure

natural cork