Château-Clos-de-Sarpe St. Emilion 2008

Château-Clos-de-Sarpe St. Emilion 2008

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Château Clos de Sarpe has always produced genuine Saint-Emilion wine, natural, straightforward, sincere, concentrated, tannic, complete and solid - an expression of the unerring truth of the land and the flexible truth of time. In the cellars, long and fiercely natural vinification results in pure authenticity.
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A brilliant effort for this vintage, yields were a mere 10 hectoliters per hectare in 2008 and the result is only 8,000 bottles produced. Opulent, fleshy and full-bodied, this wine has reigned in the excruciatingly high level of tannins, but the 15% alcohol gives it loads of glycerin as well as a chewy mouthfeel. Inky/purple-colored and super-concentrated with relatively civilized tannins, this stunning 2008 should be accessible in 3-5 years (atypical for Clos de Sarpe) and drink well for 30+.

Robert Parker, May 2011