Chateau de Clairefont 2001 - Margaux
The second wine of Château Prieuré- Lichine door 2 names: Castle Clairefont or Confessions of Prieuré- Lichine . He was born with the 1972 vintage , under the leadership of Alexis Lichine , Pope wine that has contributed to the revival of the Margaux appellation , where this area is ranked fourth Cru. The vines that give birth covering 24 hectares or about one-third of the vineyard of the castle with the latest patches , for a blend of 60 % Merlot and 40 % Cabernet Sauvignon . After manual harvest in boxes and careful sorting , vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks and cement before aging in old barrels of 1 or 2 wines. This dense wine , fine, elegant and light is a nice introduction to the first wine from this area and , more broadly, to the great Margaux.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Grapes||60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|When to drink||2011-2021|
An exceptional vintage for sweet. For reds and dry whites, the vintage is good, probably better than in 1988 and 1995. Too mild winter followed by a July too rainy, generates a late vintage. The harvest took place until mid-October for the red, and all the grapes have not ripened. 2001 is a classic vintage in 2000 most tannic and long aging. The heterogeneity is larger also, it must be selective. The dry whites are superb. Most of them combine acidity, richness and maturity of the fruit. In reds, Saint-Emilion are exceptional, perhaps better than in 2000. Pessac-Leognan is distinguished by a perfect balance. In the Medoc, Cabernet Sauvignon does not always reach its optimum maturity. We note some beautiful successes in Saint-Estephe and Pauillac, greater selectivity is needed in Margaux. Rich, complex and balanced, Sauternes are sublime, probably one of the greatest vintages for over the last 100 years. Google Traduction pour les entreprises :Google Kit du traducteurGadget TraductionO