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Lussac Saint-Émilion

Château La Claymore

2018

Tasting

Beautiful, dense garnet red colour. Powerful nose of dark fruits, blackberry, blueberry and blackcurrant with notes of toffee and a hint of vanilla. Round on the palate with smooth tannins. The finish lingers on with well-ripened cherry and liquorice tastes, with slightly toasty notes.

Awards and press

  • Gold Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2020
  • Silver Decanter World Wine Awards 2020
  • 1* Guide Hachette des Vins 2022
  • 90-92 Yohan Castaing
  • 88-89 Yves Beck
  • 86-88 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

2019

Tasting

A beautiful garnet colour with carmine glimmers. There is a very nice mix of delicate aromas: wild strawberries, sour cherries, and eucalyptus. The wine is lively and tight on the palate. Some dark tobacco notes on the finish.

Awards

  • 89-90 pts James Suckling
  • 89-91 pts Yves Beck
  • 89-91 pts Jeb Dunnuck
  • 90 pts Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
  • 15.5/20  90-91/100 VertdeVin magazine

2020

Tasting

This wine has a beautiful crimson colour with dark purple tints. The spicy bouquet focuses on lovely notes of black cherries and violets. It is round and smooth on the palate with delicate scents of blackberries and brown tobacco, and well blended tannins. Some delicate notes of Cardamom give freshness and a pleasant feeling of lingering to the wine.

Awards

  • SILVER 90pts Decanter World Wine Awards 2022
  • 90-91 pts James Suckling
  • 90-92 pts Yves Beck
  • 90-92 pts Jeb Dunnuck
  • 90-92 pts Yohan Castaing (Anthocyanes)
  • 90 pts VertdeVin magazine
  • 89-90 pts Terre de Vin

A wine with an excellent gustatory quality, made with the utmost care. The wood is discreet and Merlot gives roundness and tenderness.

The vineyard

All our plots are cultivated with the respect for environment and full expression of the terroir: low level of treatment, frequent tillage, systematic leaf-thinning, green harvesting, sorting table.

CHATEAU LA CLAYMORE is a blended wine made with our best plots located on the sunny slopes of the Estate.  The soil is composed of the famous Fronsac molass with sand facies, and a layer of limestone and clay at the bottom.  A very typical terroir, characteristic of Saint-Emilion fine wines, which imparts strength, finesse to our wines, and a good depth on the palate.

Three grape varieties:  MERLOT mostly, CABERNET FRANC, and MALBEC

The wine

Wine making process is made without the use of SO2, under temperature control during fermentation and maceration. Grapes tasted and selected for CHATEAU LA CLAYMORE, after running off and pressing, age half in wood and half in cement vats. All our barrels are renewed each year.

Bottled after 15 months’ ageing and blending, CHATEAU LA CLAYMORE is available in 37,5cl, 75cl Bordeaux bottles and in 1,5 l Magnum bottles

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