Clarendelle Rouge, 2009 vintage

The 2009 vintage is unanimously recognised as truly outstanding thanks to especially favourable weather conditions.

This wine shows beautiful balance. It has a deep, almost inky crimson colour and, although one can taste the alcohol, it is perfectly balanced by high-quality tannin and freshness. There are delicious cherry, blackberry, and blackcurrant flavours as well as subtle chocolate overtones on the palate, which is altogether opulent and soft.

The tannin is characterful, but silky, accounting for volume and length. The paramount characteristics are concentration and intensity, but underpinned by softness and finesse.