2021 – Château Clarisse Vieilles Vignes – Primeurs – Forbes – 93/94

Astonishing aromas of chocolate, mocha, black berries and pine needles. Suave tannins and good structure in this complex, rich and layered wine that recalls the deft nuances of a Croix de Labrie. Includes the depth of a 2018 vintage and the openness of a 2019 vintage.

2021 – Château Clarisse Vieilles Vignes – Primeurs – Jean-Marc Quarin

Couleur sombre et pourpre. Nez intense, au fruité mûr. Caressant à l’attaque, juteux en milieu de bouche, savoureux et un peu sur le bois en ce moment, le vin s’étire en finale, sur une tannicité bien enveloppée. Longueur normale.

2021 – Château Clarisse Vieilles Vignes – Markus del Monego – 91

Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very elegant nose with aroma reminiscent of ripe blackberries, black cherries and elderberries, hints of vanilla, fine toasting, subtle oak, liquorice and dark chocolate in the background. On the palate, well balanced, rather full bodied with fine acidity, convincing length and ripe fruit in the aftertaste. … >> Lire la suite

2021 – Château Clarisse Vieilles Vignes – James Suckling – 91-92

A wine with blackberries, blackcurrants and some walnut and spice undertones. Medium body. Fine tannins. Savory finish.

2021 – Château Clarisse Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion – Jean-Marc Quarin

Couleur sombre et pourpre. Nez moyennement aromatique, au fruité mûr et truffé. Bouche délicatement moelleuse dès l’attaque, prenant du goût au milieu, évoluant sur un corps moyen, sans angle tannique en finale.

2021 – Château Clarisse Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion – Markus del Monego – 90

Intense purple colour with violet hue. Aromatic nose with ripe blackberries, black cherries and elderberry jam, hints of lovage and dark blossoms, on the palate well structured with prunes and dark berries, firm tannins, fine acidity and good length.

2021 – Château Clarisse Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion – Primeurs – Forbes – 93

This blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc includes rich and energetic aromas of red and black cherries, as well as red currants and peat. The fruit is bright, the tannins soft and the acidity shining. Overall, acidity is the star of the show for Bordeaux vintage 2021. Flavors include blackberries and cherries in this fluidly … >> Lire la suite

2021 – Château Clarisse Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion – James Suckling – 90-91

Plenty of blackberry and black-olive character on the palate, with a medium body, firm tannins and a medium finish. Juicy at the end.

2021 – Château Clarisse Cuvée Allegria Castillon Côtes de bordeaux – James Suckling – 90-91

Bark, pine-cone and walnut character to the dark fruit. Medium body with firm, chewy tannins. Firm and compact finish.

2020 – Château Clarisse Vieilles Vignes – PRIMEURS – Markus Del Monego – 92+

92+ Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Excellent nose with well defined aromatic expression, ripe plums and cherries, hints of dark berries in the background, subtle oak with some chocolate and vanilla in the background. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins, juicy fruit and fine acidity, very elegant with mutli-layered … >> Lire la suite

2020 – Château Clarisse Vieilles Vignes – PRIMEURS – Andreas Larsson – 94

94 Pure, intense and precise nose, floral dark fruit notes, dark cherry and cassis with fine and discreet oak. Good volume on the palate, concentrated fruit with a fresh backbone, supple and well-polished tannin followed by a very long and lingering finish. Great potential here…

2020 – Château Clarisse Vieilles Vignes – PRIMEURS – James Suckling – 90/91

90-91 Full-bodied with ripe berry, dark earth and chewy earth and chewy tannins. Rich and tannic. A little rustic, but impressive for the appellation.