2016 La Clotte Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • VN 96
  • WA 95
  • JD 95
  • JS 94
  • WE 93
  • JL 93
  • JL 92
  • VN 91

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VN 96
Vinous, January 2019
The 2016 La Clotte, part of the Vauthier family's portfolio, was outstanding out of barrel, and now that it is in bottle, I have no reason to alter my view. The sophisticated, beautifully defined bouquet features... The 2016 La Clotte, part of the Vauthier family's portfolio, was outstanding out of barrel, and now that it is in bottle, I have no reason to alter my view. The sophisticated, beautifully defined bouquet features mineral-rich black cherry and raspberry fruit; hints of violet and bay leaf emerge with time. The sublimely balanced palate is sensual and refined, offering a fine bead of acidity and a silky-smooth texture. The very persistent, refined finish is exceptional. This must surely be the hidden gem of Saint-Émilion in 2016. It’s just a shame that only 10,000 bottles were produced. Try to buy one. -- Neal Martin
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018
The 2016 La Clotte is made up of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with a beautiful floral nose of violets and roses over a core of crushed cherries... The 2016 La Clotte is made up of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with a beautiful floral nose of violets and roses over a core of crushed cherries, black plums and blueberry compote plus hints of camphor and coffee beans. Medium to full-bodied, the palate features super ripe, wonderfully fine-grained tannins and oodles of freshness seamlessly matching the delicate fruit nuances, leading to a very long, perfumed and classy finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JD 95
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
An estate purchase by the team at Ausone in 2014, the 2016 Château La Clotte is a brilliant wine that delivers everything you could want from this vintage. Made from 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet... An estate purchase by the team at Ausone in 2014, the 2016 Château La Clotte is a brilliant wine that delivers everything you could want from this vintage. Made from 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc, its deep purple color is followed by a medium to full-bodied, classic Saint-Emilion that has ultra-fine tannins, terrific balance, and a beautiful perfume of flowers, toasted bread, graphite, cassis, and black raspberries. Seemingly all about finesse and elegance, with flawless purity of fruit, it still packs plenty of intensity and length. It surpasses the 2015 and has 20-25 years of prime drinking ahead of it.
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, February 2019
Very attractive array of red fruit and brambly forest berries that lead to a very refined palate with super fine tannins and impressive freshness. So elegant. A blend of 85 per cent merlot, ten per cent cabernet sauvignon... Very attractive array of red fruit and brambly forest berries that lead to a very refined palate with super fine tannins and impressive freshness. So elegant. A blend of 85 per cent merlot, ten per cent cabernet sauvignon and five per cent cabernet franc. Try from 2022.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, May 2019
This is a rich wine with bold tannins from a small property purchased in 2014 by the Vauthier family of Château Ausone. With its structure and density, the tannins show richly and the wine will develop with balance and... This is a rich wine with bold tannins from a small property purchased in 2014 by the Vauthier family of Château Ausone. With its structure and density, the tannins show richly and the wine will develop with balance and style. Drink from 2023.
JL 93
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2017
Succulent fruits, stone, fresh red plum and licorice start the show. Medium/full bodied with ample fruits, spice, herbs and earth, the tannins are smooth and the fruit offers character and charm. The wine was made from a... Succulent fruits, stone, fresh red plum and licorice start the show. Medium/full bodied with ample fruits, spice, herbs and earth, the tannins are smooth and the fruit offers character and charm. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. The harvest took place October 12 to October 17. I had thought the 2015 was going to remain their best wine ever, but with the 2016, this is a new level of quality here. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2016+La+Clotte+
JL 92
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2017
An extremely precise, well-paced La Clotte vintage that shows the austerity of the property’s late-ripening terroir. The fruits are well brushed and the strands of flavour are clear: blackberries, slate, cold ash and wild... An extremely precise, well-paced La Clotte vintage that shows the austerity of the property’s late-ripening terroir. The fruits are well brushed and the strands of flavour are clear: blackberries, slate, cold ash and wild flowers. 85% new oak. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-la-clotte-st-emilion-grand-cru-classe-2016-11197#poWLqDzT8Kf3oPxV.99
VN 91
Vinous, January 2019
Most of the Vauthier family's 2016s are incredibly inviting, but La Clotte is an exception. Today it is the wine's tannin and overall structure that dominate. To be sure, the 2016 was far more expressive en primeur. There... Most of the Vauthier family's 2016s are incredibly inviting, but La Clotte is an exception. Today it is the wine's tannin and overall structure that dominate. To be sure, the 2016 was far more expressive en primeur. There is good depth to the fruit, but the wine is not in a mood to show all of its cards. The 2016 is 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. -- Antonio Galloni
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint-Emilion
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork