At the reins of Marie-Pierre Lacoste, Chateau La Clotte-Cazalis Sauternes receives top scores from Jancis Robinson ; 2009 is a wine with “real drive”.

In Jancis Robinson’s 3rd and final report on a comprehensive blind tasting of “2009 Bordeaux at 10 years old” La Clotte-Cazalis ranks among the top 12 sweet white bordeaux in a vintage in which noble rot came early and picking during the first week of harvest was essential. Those that didn’t manage to bring in most of their grapes suffered, but the “best wines are superb”.

Published this March:

Ch La Clotte-Cazalis 2009 Sauternes

Tasted blind. Dark coppery colour. Good energy and not too sweet. Burly finish but there is real drive here.

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