2016 CHÂTEAU CLARISSE PUISSEGUIN-SAINT-EMILION BORDEAUX
While exploring articles on the 2016 vintage of Bordeaux, there was one common thread that played a key role in nearly every report… the 2016’s have remarkable energy. Olivier Berrouet, director of Château Pétrus said it was a special vintage, noting much freshness, while Vinous described the 2016’s as “deep and intense, yet also pulse with a real sense of energy.” For my palate, the 2016’s have excellent structure and ample tannins, balanced by a wonderful acidity. This vintage drinks great right now, yet has the structure and balance to improve with age. One exceptional example that I literally couldn’t get enough of (we bought all of it available), was the 2016 Chateau Clarisse from Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion. The wine’s forward fruit, polished mouthfeel and great balance got me even more excited when I saw the very realistic price…
Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion is a tiny area northeast part of the Saint-Emilion region, on the Right Bank of the Dordogne river. Puisseguin comes from the word Puy meaning “mount” or “hill” referencing the highest point in the Gironde Valley. Less than 2000 acres are planted and the area only produces red varieties. Château Clarisse’s vineyard averages 30 year old vines grown in clay-limestone soils. I highly recommend adding a case of this rare Bordeaux to your cellar.
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From James Suckling, "Very attractive, darker fruit on the nose with deep plums and mulberries, leading to a palate that has a smooth, concentrated and balanced feel with long, polished tannins, carrying plenty of flavor..."
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