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Chateau Clarke Bordeaux Blend 2015
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Chateau Clarke Bordeaux Blend 2015

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Wine Advocate 90-92
The 2015 Clarke has an attractive blackberry and briary scented nose with just a hint of dark chocolate emanating from the new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, the acidity nicely judged with fine tension on the cedar and tobacco-tinged finish. I appreciate the freshness and refinement demonstrated by this Château Clarke, a classic Listrac that should give 10-12 years of pleasure.
Neal Martin, April 27, 2016

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Item ID: #34198
Shelf at store57d
Size: 750mL (wine)

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Wine Advocate 90-92
The 2015 Clarke has an attractive blackberry and briary scented nose with just a hint of dark chocolate emanating from the new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, the acidity nicely judged with fine tension on the cedar and tobacco-tinged finish. I appreciate the freshness and refinement demonstrated by this Château Clarke, a classic Listrac that should give 10-12 years of pleasure.
Neal Martin, April 27, 2016

THE STORY: Château Clarke takes its name from the Irish family who bought this estate in 1771. After more than two centuries of wine growing tradition and successive owners, the property was purchased by Baron Edmond de Rothschild in 1973. The vineyard was completely restructured and massive investments were undertaken in order to renovate buildings and improve wine making and storage facilities. With a passion for excellence and the best things in life, the Baron made Clarke a benchmark for the whole region. THE VINEYARD VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

APPELLATION: Listrac-Medoc
AREA: 55 ha (135.9 acres)
SOILS : Limestone and clay
VINE DENSITY: 7,000 vines/ha
VINE AGE: 30 years
VINE MANAGEMENT: Natural grass cover, double Guyot
HARVEST DATES: Merlot from September 21 to October 5; Cabernet Sauvignon from October 6 and 7
HARVEST: Hand-picking and sorting in the vineyard and again in the cellar prior to destemming (35 pickers) VINIFICATION FERMENTATION: The grapes are put into vats via gravity flow, followed by cold soaking and fermentation in both oak and stainless steel tanks. Moderate extraction adapted to each vat by pumping over and delestage (rack and return).
AGEING: 16 months, 100% in barrels (two-thirds new and one-third second fill)
ALCOHOL : 14.0%
AGEING POTENTIAL: Up to 15 years, suggested drinking window is from 2019 to 2030

TASTING NOTES Château Clarke 2015 is a beautiful crimson color with a deep purple rim. Both intense and complex, the nose displays fresh fruit aromas (black currant and black cherry) and elegant oak nuances, as well as hints of menthol and liquorice with aeration. The wine starts out round and straightforward and follows with rich, concentrated and velvety tannic texture along with beautiful acidity that provides balance and freshness.

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Château Clarke
(by Edmond de Rothschild) - Overview
Château Clarke takes its name from the Irish family who bought this estate in 1771. After more than
two centuries of wine growing tradition and successive owners, the property was purchased by
Baron Edmond de Rothschild in 1973. The vineyard was completely restructured and massive
investments were undertaken in order to renovate buildings and improve wine making and storage
facilities. With a passion for excellence and the best things in life, the Baron made Clarke a
benchmark for the whole region.

About Edmond de Rothschild
The passion for wine that runs in the French branch of the Rothschild family was born in 1868 when
James de Rothschild purchased Château Lafite. After more than a century of family history tied to
the world of wine, Baron Edmond de Rothschild (great-grandson of James) took the adventure
further in 1973 by acquiring two Cru Bourgeois wines in Listrac and Moulis-en-Médoc: Château
Clarke and Château Malmaison. He then founded the Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de
Rothschild, and has taken the business worldwide.

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