Château Clarke

Listrac-Médoc Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

9.0295 ratings
8.825 pro ratings
Listrac-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck
Top Notes For
Mark Blatty

More fruit than expected. Drinking well at 10 years old.

More fruit than expected. Drinking well at 10 years old.

Mar 16th, 2018
James Forsyth

Very enjoyable drinking with leather, spice and dark fruit. As a general comment, 2012 really does seem like the vintage to be drinking right now.

Very enjoyable drinking with leather, spice and dark fruit. As a general comment, 2012 really does seem like the vintage to be drinking right now.

Mar 6th, 2018
James Forsyth

A ripe, fruit forward wine that is midweight and enjoyable.

A ripe, fruit forward wine that is midweight and enjoyable.

Mar 6th, 2018
James Forsyth

Red fruit profile, somewhat subdued and a little thin.

Red fruit profile, somewhat subdued and a little thin.

Mar 6th, 2018
James Forsyth

I recently tried a handful of wines from Edmond de Rothschild's Chateau Clarke, which is in Listrac in the Southern Medoc. The 2015 was the choice of the bunch. Apparently there has been quite a bit of work going on at the estate to upgrade facilities and processes. I can believe this. The 2015 is attractive with mocha and tobacco. Nicely balanced and a silky structure. Good now and for a while yet.

I recently tried a handful of wines from Edmond de Rothschild's Chateau Clarke, which is in Listrac in the Southern Medoc. The 2015 was the choice of the bunch. Apparently there has been quite a bit of work going on at the estate to upgrade facilities and processes. I can believe this. The 2015 is attractive with mocha and tobacco. Nicely balanced and a silky structure. Good now and for a while yet.

Mar 6th, 2018
Douglas Renall

Great example from the Listrac-Medoc appellation - balance is the word for this wine #listracmédoc

Great example from the Listrac-Medoc appellation - balance is the word for this wine #listracmédoc

Jan 24th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

Dark fruit, coffee grounds and red florals on the nose. Dark, round, rich dark fruits, coffee, big leather, dark strong minerals, good acidy. Needs 5-7more years in the bottle. Good valve wine.

Dark fruit, coffee grounds and red florals on the nose. Dark, round, rich dark fruits, coffee, big leather, dark strong minerals, good acidy. Needs 5-7more years in the bottle. Good valve wine.

1 person found it helpfulNov 21st, 2016
Ara Hayrapetyan

Good Bordeaux. Earthy flavor. Didn't decant.

Good Bordeaux. Earthy flavor. Didn't decant.

1 person found it helpfulMar 31st, 2016
John Nelmes

A super medoc.

A super medoc.

1 person found it helpfulDec 7th, 2015
tim heyman

aging very well underrated medoc

aging very well underrated medoc

1 person found it helpfulNov 14th, 2015