Château Clos de Sarpe 2006

Bordeaux
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£78.95 per bottle
34 in stock

94 Points - Lisa Perrotti Brown MW

The 2006 Clos de Sarpe is medium to deep garnet in color and scented of crème de cassis, blackberry pie and mulberries with touches of underbrush, sandalwood, pencil shavings and tobacco. Medium-bodied with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, it has a great core of ripe, savory/sweet fruit and a very long finish.

Taste & Aroma

Score:94

The 2006 Clos de Sarpe is medium to deep garnet in color and scented of crème de cassis, blackberry pie and mulberries with touches of underbrush, sandalwood, pencil shavings and tobacco. Medium-bodied with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, it has a great core of ripe, savory/sweet fruit and a very long finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Producer

As with many Bordeaux Châteaux, Château Clos de Sarpe is steeped with history. Set on the Right Bank, this St Emillion château is owned and run today by the Beyney family, the third generation to continue wine production and being family run, the estate is independent with traditional wine making values. The production here is very small with less than 4 hectares of biodynamic vineyards, planted with 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. In 1997 the estate began production of a second wine, Charles de Sarpe. Wines from here are powerful with high tannins, strong minerality and with complex and concentrated flavours.

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Region

Bordeaux is not only the most famous wine producing region in France but in the world, with the most prestigious châteaux and wines in the industry. Its history dates back to the Roman times and today is the largest producing region of fine wines. Vineyards in Bordeaux are known by châteaux and therefore the name of each individual château is an important brand. 

Many top wines are sold ‘En Primeur’ meaning that they are sold in the barrel prior to bottling. Almost 90% of the wine produced in Bordeaux is red (called ‘Claret’ in the UK) from over 8,500 producers. The main reason for the success of the wine production in Bordeaux is the perfect combination of climate, with long hours of sunshine ideal for ripening the grapes and well-draining gravel soil. Appellations are an important part of the Bordeaux culture and the region has 54 appellations recognized by the AOC, the Appellation d’Origine Controlle.

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