Chateau La Clemence Pomerol 2000
$660.00

Chateau La Clemence Pomerol 2000

Rich, complex and delicious Pomerol.

This wine is drinking well now with a couple hours of decanting and could go longer.   It is polished with round textures and loads of ripe, dark, plums, cherry, truffle, leather, earth, coffee bean, and chocolate. The fruit is ripe, and full of flavor that is perfect for the finish.

About Chateau La Clemence

Château La Clemence is a deluxe Pomerol cuvée produced by Christian Dauriac, proprietor of St-Emilion property, Château Destieux. It is produced from a five-hectare vineyard (made up of 5 separate plots) planted with 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. The vines have an average age of 50 years and yields are severely restricted to around 20 hectolitres per hectare. The wines are vinified and matured in 100% new oak barriques.

Winemaker Notes
"This is the first vintage that Christian Dauriac (Destieux's proprietor) has released. Produced from a five-acre vineyard planted with old vine Merlot and Cabernet Franc (yields were only 20 hectoliters per hectare), this offering receives the full garage wine treatment. Its boasts a deep opaque purple color as well as a gorgeous perfume of sweet blackberry and cherry fruit intertwined with vanilla and spice. While long, concentrated, and powerful, it has not lost its sense of place or purpose. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2018. It is the newest garage wine from Pomerol!" - Wine Advocate
Reviews
RP 91+/100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
WA - This looks to be the strongest effort to date from the Dauriac-Rolland team. Deep, opaque purple-colored, with a tight but promising nose of truffles, licorice, underbrush, incense, and black fruits, this big, huge, dense, full-bodied Pomerol shows no compromising for readers looking for something immediately drinkable. As the French would say, a true vin de garde. This backstrapping, muscular wine is loaded, but patience is most definitely a virtue. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2022+.
Robert M. Parker, Jr. - 23/04/2003
Region
  • France
  • France - Bordeaux
Style
  • Red Wine
Varietal
  • Merlot & Cabernet

Shipping Options / Costs

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Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
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Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
(*) Local Wellington includes Wellington City, Hutt City and Porirua City. 
"This is the first vintage that Christian Dauriac (Destieux's proprietor) has released. Produced from a five-acre vineyard planted with old vine Merlot and Cabernet Franc (yields were only 20 hectoliters per hectare), this offering receives the full garage wine treatment. Its boasts a deep opaque purple color as well as a gorgeous perfume of sweet blackberry and cherry fruit intertwined with vanilla and spice. While long, concentrated, and powerful, it has not lost its sense of place or purpose. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2018. It is the newest garage wine from Pomerol!" - Wine Advocate
Reviews

Château La Clemence is a deluxe Pomerol cuvée produced by Christian Dauriac, proprietor of St-Emilion property, Château Destieux. It is produced from a five-hectare vineyard (made up of 5 separate plots) planted with 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. The vines have an average age of 50 years and yields are severely restricted to around 20 hectolitres per hectare. The wines are vinified and matured in 100% new oak barriques.

Winemaker Notes

"This is the first vintage that Christian Dauriac (Destieux's proprietor) has released. Produced from a five-acre vineyard planted with old vine Merlot and Cabernet Franc (yields were only 20 hectoliters per hectare), this offering receives the full garage wine treatment. Its boasts a deep opaque purple color as well as a gorgeous perfume of sweet blackberry and cherry fruit intertwined with vanilla and spice. While long, concentrated, and powerful, it has not lost its sense of place or purpose. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2018. It is the newest garage wine from Pomerol!" - Wine Advocate
Reviews

RP 91+/100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
WA - This looks to be the strongest effort to date from the Dauriac-Rolland team. Deep, opaque purple-colored, with a tight but promising nose of truffles, licorice, underbrush, incense, and black fruits, this big, huge, dense, full-bodied Pomerol shows no compromising for readers looking for something immediately drinkable. As the French would say, a true vin de garde. This backstrapping, muscular wine is loaded, but patience is most definitely a virtue. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2022+.
Robert M. Parker, Jr. - 23/04/2003