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    La Clotte

    For a long time, La Clotte has been a great-value gem purchase by those ‘in the know’. With vineyards located in the prime spot of St. Emilion in the heart of the limestone plateau, La Clotte has an enviable terroir that is almost identical to that of Ausone. This stunning terroir produces top quality wines that still have very reasonable pricing and for those that have been lucky enough to uncover this under the radar property, it quickly becomes a must-buy year after year.

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    7 Products

    Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    La Clotte 2015 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £873.34
    2015

    La Clotte 2015 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (95+)

    This was the first vintage for the Vauthier family of Château Ausone off this tiny three-hectare estate. Composed of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 85% new, the 2015 La Clotte displays a medium to deep garnet-purple color and a very spicy nose of cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise and allspice over core of red and black currants, mulberries and black soil plus a waft of violets. Full-bodied and decadently fruited with a firm backbone of very ripe, beautifully velvety tannins, it has a lively backbone providing loads of lift throughout the very long finish.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 4 95+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £873.34
    La Clotte 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £539.27
    2016

    La Clotte 2016 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (96)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £539.27
    La Clotte 2017 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £514.07
    2017

    La Clotte 2017 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (93)

    The 2017 La Clotte was one of the Vauthier’s most impressive wines from barrel and now that it is bottled, I find no reason to change that view. It delivers gorgeous black cherry and raspberry coulis aromas, intermingling with sous-bois and crushed iris. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, fresh and vibrant, very well proportioned with a veins of _mineralité _ on the finish that might be a distant cousin of a very fine Loire. This is simply a superb Saint-Émilion that is rapidly making a name for itself.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 50 93 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £514.07
    La Clotte 2018 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £533.27
    2018

    La Clotte 2018 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (94-96+)

    From an estate purchased by Ausone in 2014, the 2018 Château La Clotte looks to be a sensational wine in the making, and I think it’s probably going to surpass both the 2015 and 2016. A blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc, this deeply colored Saint-Émilion offers a smoky, blackcurrant, black cherry, and graphite-driven bouquet. This carries to a medium to full-bodied red that has a stacked mid-palate, tons of ripe, sexy fruit, building tannins, and a great finish. It’s a brilliant Saint-Émilion that’s going to need short-term cellaring but will cruise in cool cellars for two decades or more.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-96+ (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £533.27
    La Clotte 2019 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £379.07
    2019

    La Clotte 2019 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (95)

    The 2019 La Clotte was picked from September 27 to October 7. It has a complex bouquet of detailed red berry fruit, wild hedgerow, crushed stone and wilted rose petal aromas, engaging and (for the vintage) understated. The palate is medium-bodied, ripe and beautifully poised, with pliant tannins and a judicious touch of spice. This builds wonderfully in the mouth and feels elegant and refined, almost Burgundian on the finish. Wonderful.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    9-11 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 95 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £379.07
    La Clotte 2020 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £374.87
    2020

    La Clotte 2020 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (95-97)

    The 2020 La Clotte was picked 14-30 September and matured in barriques for 18 months. This has a gorgeous and expressive bouquet with beautifully defined red fruit, crushed stone, wilted rose petal and a touch of sea spray. It is extremely focused with seamlessly integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied and silky smooth. Finely tuned acidity gently builds in the mouth. Very harmonious towards the finish that fans out wonderfully. This is a superb Saint-Émilion, one of the best you will find in 2020.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 95-97 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £374.87
    La Clotte 2021 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £436.07
    2021

    La Clotte 2021 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (93-94)

    Medium to full body with a creamy, supple tannin structure. Just-ripe plum fruit and dark berries with a touch of chocolate. Plush, yet so fresh. 85% merlot and 15% cabernet franc.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +2 years

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £436.07
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    La Clotte 2015 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £701.00
    2015

    La Clotte 2015 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (95+)

    This was the first vintage for the Vauthier family of Château Ausone off this tiny three-hectare estate. Composed of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 85% new, the 2015 La Clotte displays a medium to deep garnet-purple color and a very spicy nose of cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise and allspice over core of red and black currants, mulberries and black soil plus a waft of violets. Full-bodied and decadently fruited with a firm backbone of very ripe, beautifully velvety tannins, it has a lively backbone providing loads of lift throughout the very long finish.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 4 95+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £701.00
    La Clotte 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £436.00
    2016

    La Clotte 2016 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (96)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £436.00
    La Clotte 2017 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £415.00
    2017

    La Clotte 2017 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (93)

    The 2017 La Clotte was one of the Vauthier’s most impressive wines from barrel and now that it is bottled, I find no reason to change that view. It delivers gorgeous black cherry and raspberry coulis aromas, intermingling with sous-bois and crushed iris. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, fresh and vibrant, very well proportioned with a veins of _mineralité _ on the finish that might be a distant cousin of a very fine Loire. This is simply a superb Saint-Émilion that is rapidly making a name for itself.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 50 93 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £415.00
    La Clotte 2018 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £431.00
    2018

    La Clotte 2018 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (94-96+)

    From an estate purchased by Ausone in 2014, the 2018 Château La Clotte looks to be a sensational wine in the making, and I think it’s probably going to surpass both the 2015 and 2016. A blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc, this deeply colored Saint-Émilion offers a smoky, blackcurrant, black cherry, and graphite-driven bouquet. This carries to a medium to full-bodied red that has a stacked mid-palate, tons of ripe, sexy fruit, building tannins, and a great finish. It’s a brilliant Saint-Émilion that’s going to need short-term cellaring but will cruise in cool cellars for two decades or more.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-96+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £431.00
    La Clotte 2019 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £302.50
    2019

    La Clotte 2019 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (95)

    The 2019 La Clotte was picked from September 27 to October 7. It has a complex bouquet of detailed red berry fruit, wild hedgerow, crushed stone and wilted rose petal aromas, engaging and (for the vintage) understated. The palate is medium-bodied, ripe and beautifully poised, with pliant tannins and a judicious touch of spice. This builds wonderfully in the mouth and feels elegant and refined, almost Burgundian on the finish. Wonderful.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    9-11 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 95 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £302.50
    La Clotte 2020 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £299.00
    2020

    La Clotte 2020 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (95-97)

    The 2020 La Clotte was picked 14-30 September and matured in barriques for 18 months. This has a gorgeous and expressive bouquet with beautifully defined red fruit, crushed stone, wilted rose petal and a touch of sea spray. It is extremely focused with seamlessly integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied and silky smooth. Finely tuned acidity gently builds in the mouth. Very harmonious towards the finish that fans out wonderfully. This is a superb Saint-Émilion, one of the best you will find in 2020.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 95-97 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £299.00
    La Clotte 2021 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £350.00
    2021

    La Clotte 2021 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (93-94)

    Medium to full body with a creamy, supple tannin structure. Just-ripe plum fruit and dark berries with a touch of chocolate. Plush, yet so fresh. 85% merlot and 15% cabernet franc.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +2 years

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £350.00

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