2020 Clos Rene Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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VN 94 JS 93 JD 93 JL 93 DC 91 JA 91 WA 91
VN 94

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Clos René has developed into a powerful, structured wine, much moreso than it was from barrel. Dark cherry, plum, chocolate, leather and licorice are all amplified. This potent, deep Pomerol needs time to soften...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, December 2022

Beautiful blackberry aromas with some fresh mushroom and forest flower character. Full-bodied with fine tannins that give the wine focus and structure. It’s fresh and vibrant at the end. Very fine structure here. Very...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

(92+ points) I loved the 2020 Clos René from barrel and it showed just as well from bottle, exhibiting a deep ruby/plum hue, notes of smoky red and black fruits, spice, and minty herbs, medium to full body, building...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

Black cherries, licorice, flowers and truffle make an appearance in the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, with a lush, polished, silky, fresh palate presence which is perfect for all of its ripe, pure, energetic, red pit...
DC 91

Decanter, February 2023

Blue fruits, cola and liquorice on the nose. Sharp and quite high-toned initially, a rush of bright red fruits, almost sour - raspberries, red cherries and herbal strawberries and nice floral elements. Detailed and...
JA 91

janeanson.com, December 2022

They love to deliver classically-styled wines from this estate, and this is very clearly a tannic-heavy, big shouldered old school Pomerol with real heart and charm. Expect plenty of blackberry, black cherry and smoked...
WA 91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

The 2020 Clos René exhibits aromas of sweet cherries and rose petals, followed by a medium to full-bodied, broad and charming palate. It's a gourmand, expressive Pomerol that will drink well young. - William Kelley


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%

The 2020 Clos Rene Bordeaux Blend is a captivating red wine hailing from the esteemed Pomerol region in Bordeaux, France. With its deep ruby hue and elegant label, it exudes a sense of refinement and sophistication right from the bottle. This wine is the epitome of classically-styled Pomerol, showcasing a tannic-heavy and big-shouldered profile that exudes charm and heart.

Upon pouring a glass, one is immediately greeted by a bouquet of enticing aromas. The nose reveals an abundance of blackberry and black cherry, accompanied by hints of smoked earth that add a touch of complexity. This wine is not afraid to showcase its intensity, as it edges towards austere, promising a thrilling experience that will only improve with time.

The palate of the 2020 Clos Rene is a true testament to the artistry of winemaking. It demonstrates a powerful and structured character that has developed since its time in the barrel. Dark cherry, plum, chocolate, leather, and licorice take center stage, each flavor amplified and harmoniously integrated. This potent expression of Pomerol demands patience, as it requires time to soften and reveal its full potential.

Renowned wine critic Antonio Galloni praises the 2020 Clos René, acknowledging its depth and potential for aging. He emphasizes the wine's need for further maturation to allow its tannins to mellow and fully integrate. With its high score of 94, it is evident that this wine possesses a remarkable level of complexity and quality.

Other esteemed critics also offer their insights, commending the wine's distinctive characteristics. Jane Anson, from janeanson.com, appreciates the wine's classical style and foresees its readiness in three to four years. Decanter highlights the sharpness and high-toned nature of this wine, noting its mouthwatering and energetic qualities.

The 2020 Clos René is a true gem in the world of Pomerol wines. With its fine structure, focus, and vibrant nature, it showcases the essence of this renowned appellation. This wine is destined for greatness, and although it can be enjoyed now, it will truly shine and reveal its full potential after 2027. Whether indulging in a glass today or storing it for the future, the 2020 Clos René is an exquisite choice for wine enthusiasts seeking the finest expressions of Pomerol.