Bordeaux

2017 Chateau Clos Floridène Rouge

$551.88
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12 x 750ml
This ripe, spicy wine from the Dubourdieu domaines is balanced and full of attractive berry fruits. Firm tannins and fresh acidity go together with the richness and structure of the perfumed fruit. Drink from 2022. Read more
Critic Reviews
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91 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

This ripe, spicy wine from the Dubourdieu domaines is balanced and full of attractive berry fruits. Firm tannins and fresh acidity go together with the richness and structure of the perfumed fruit. Drink from 2022.

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91 POINTS
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

Bracing, featuring lemon peel and white peach flavors, laced with ample zing on the quinine-tinged finish. Moderate in scale, this is nevertheless a pure rapier of a white. Bring on the oysters. Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle. Drink now through 2023. 3,333 cases made. — JM

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90 POINTS
Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2017 Clos Floridène, the Graves château owned by Florence and the late Denis Dubourdieu, has a well defined bouquet with perfumed blackberry and iris aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity and a judicious sprinkle of black pepper on the finish. This consistent performer just goes and produces (yet another) delicious Graves that comes recommended.

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90 POINTS
Jacques Perrin - Vinifera

Bonne intensité fruitée. Il se caractérise par une forme en bouche ciselée, axée sur l’équilibre et la fraîcheur. Très jolie finale.

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90 POINTS
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

The 2017 Clos Floridene is gorgeous. Ripe red cherry, blood orange, rose petal, mint and spice all flesh out in this pretty and nuanced Graves. Sweet floral notes add an enticing upper register. Pliant and supple, the 2017 is wonderfully expressive today. Tasted two times.

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Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Clos Floridene gives up aromas of coffee, fragrant earth and dried herbs over baked black cherries, warm plums and boysenberries. The palate is medium-bodied, firm and chewy with a good core of muscular fruit and a spicy finish.

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Jane Anson - Decanter

Jean-Jacques Dubourdieu has done a good job with this wine. There's a little more extraction than some - a sign of confidence in his clay-red sand and gravel soils in the commune of Pujols-sur-Ciron, on the approach to Barsac. Aged in 33% new oak, this has a lift and sense of minerality through the palate, with fairly juicy blackberry markers. The acidity finishes just a little high, as I am finding in a lot of the red Graves this year, but it's a good wine with attractive weight. Medium-term. Drinking Window 2020 - 2028

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René Gabriel - WeinWisser

Granatrubin mit teuchtender Mitte und violetten Reflexen.. Sattes Cassisbouquet mit feinrauchigen Nuancen und Veilchenduft. Am Gaumen mit spürbarem Rückgrat, die Sâure ist gut eingebettet, zart aufrauend. lm ele-ganten Finale mit rotbeerigen Konturen. 17/20 2022 — 2032 17/20

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Winemakers Note

Denis Dubourdieu Domaines George, the aesthete and goldsmith of wine making, Pierre the visionary, Denis the great winegrower and reference winemaker for the whites and finally Fabrice and Jean Jacques, the worthy heirs, it is an understatement to say that the Dubourdieu family has marked the wine industry through the ages. Today, the family owns several renowned properties, including Château Reynon, Clos Floridène, Château du Haura and Château Doisy-Daëne. Fabrice and Jean-Jacques, the new generation, honor their father's extraordinary career and keep highlighting the exceptional know-how of this family. Le Clos Floridène, a creation of the Dubourdieu family Clos Floridène today covers an area of 40 hectares in the Graves appellation. Its name is a tribute to Denis and Florence, both founders of the estate. Over the last three decades they have successively purchased plots located on the best terroirs. Thanks to their hard work, Clos Floridène is now an independant vineyard and an internationally reknowned winery. The red wine of Clos Floridène is vinified in stainless steel vats, with soft extractions. Then the wine is aged for 12 months in barrels.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: Aug 30th, 2024


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