2017 Clos les Lunelles
This is very direct with super firm tannins that are focused and attractive. Medium to full body. Very fine tannins that last a very long time. Chalk and salt undertones. Flavorful finish. Drink now or hold. Read more
This is very direct with super firm tannins that are focused and attractive. Medium to full body. Very fine tannins that last a very long time. Chalk and salt undertones. Flavorful finish. Drink now or hold.
Dark plums, flowers and boysenberry are the opening before moving on to the luscious, sweet, ripe, juicy, plummy fruit. This is surprisingly rich for the vintage. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc.
The 201 Clos Lunelles is rich, boisterous and super-expressive. Dark red/purplish berry fruit, plum, rose petals, lavender and spice infuse the 2017 with striking aromatic accents to play off the pliant fruit. Beams of saline from the Cabernets give the wine energy and cut. The 2017 is all class.
There was no frost in the vineyard in 2017, due to its elevation. Composed of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 Clos les Lunelles is deep garnet-purple in color and sails out the glass with notions of warm plums, blueberry pie and mulberries plus hints of charcuterie, bouquet garni and charcoal. Medium-bodied, the palate has fantastic freshness with vibrant, crunchy black and blue fruits coating the mouth, finishing with a pleasant bit of chewiness. Drinking Window : 2020 - 2034. 91+
From higher elevation parcels that weren’t affected by the frost, the 2017 Clos Lunelles is a Merlot-dominated cuvée blended with 10% each of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. This inky-colored effort offers impressive amounts of sweet black raspberry fruits and crushed flowers, lots of salty minerality, medium-bodied richness, and outstanding purity and elegance. It’s the real deal and a smoking good Côtes de Castillon.
Fruit épanoui et exubérant, d’une belle plénitude de chair, il apparaît comme un vin dense, corsé et serré.
This wine is delicate and light, with plenty of attractive acidity and a bright character that is immediately approachable. It's a wine that will develop quickly, drink from 2021.
The 2017 Clos Lunelles, from Côtes de Castillon on the limestone plateau at 95m in altitude, is matured in 50% new oak. It has a rich and quite opulent bouquet with plush blackberry and raspberry coulis scent, a little monochromatic compared to its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded tannin, a fine line of acidity, less opulent than the aromatics with a harmonious finish that suggests this may well pull together after it has completed its barrel maturation. Let’s see.
- Producer: Clos les Lunelles
- Varietal: Red Blend
- Region: Bordeaux
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Net volume: 750ml
- Vintage: 2017
Style GuideLight Intense
Clos Lunelles, full of promises. After a first life in retail marketing, Gérard Perse decided in the 90's to satisfy his passion for wine. His future will be written in Saint-Emilion, his favorite place. He acquired the châteaux Pavie, 1er grand cru classé "A" of Saint-Emilion, Pavie-Decesse, Monbousquet, grands crus classés of Saint-Emilion and then Bellevue-Mondotte, still in Saint-Emilion, and Clos Lunelles in Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux. Purchased in 2001, this 9-hectare property is located on a plateau in Saint Colombe, the highest point of the Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux appellation, in the continuation of the limestone plateau of Saint-Emilion, whose characteristics it shares. At the time of its purchase, the Perse family decided to focus on the Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux appellation, which is unfairly underrated and full of promise. Since then, the estate has benefited from the high standards and expertise of the Perse family and its teams in order to reveal its full potential.
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