Chateau Clarke Listrac Medoc 2003

Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France

Price: $25.99
Item No. 88350
  • RP91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 60% Merlot Aged in new oak barrels (for 50 to 60%) for 12 to 18 months.

Château Clarke should be stored at a constant temperature of about 55 degrees. It should be taken from the cellar a few hours before tasting and decanted about one hour before serving. It is a robust wine and therefore the perfect accompaniment for red meats and certain cheeses such as a Brie fermier.

"From cask, this powerful 2003 is the finest Clarke I have yet tasted. A deep, dense purple color is followed by sweet aromas of creme de cassis, smoke, incense, and camphor. Rich, full-bodied, and opulent, with high levels of glycerin, fruit, and body, this stunning wine should drink well in 2-3 years, and last for 15+. Impressive!" -Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate 89-91 points

Critical Acclaim

" A deep, dense purple color is followed by sweet aromas of creme de cassis, smoke, incense, and camphor. Rich, full-bodied, and opulent, with high levels of glycerin, fruit, and body, this stunning wine should drink well in 2-3 years, and last for 15+. Impressive! "
91 Points

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Adriano - Somerdale, NJ (read all my reviews)

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(9/18/2010)
A very good wine full of flavor and a great finish.
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Bill Zipper - Ocean Springs, MS (read all my reviews)

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(11/10/2011)
Ok to not that great the first day. I did try to decant it for maybe 30 min. The second day I thought it was much better with more acidity showing. The third day it fell back some.
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ritviksingh - PLEASANT RIDGE, MI (read all my reviews)

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Learn About Chateau Clarke Map ItMap It

Chateau Clarke was so named by the Irish family who bought the property in the 17th century. In 1973, it was bought by Baron Edmond de Rothschild, who completely renovated the property. The vineyard, which is in full production, is situated in the Listrac appellation with its very special type of terroir of undulating hills and soils of clay-limestone and pebbles. The buildings...

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Learn About Medoc

(MEH-dok) Mecca of Wine Medoc is the region that encompasses the smaller appellations of Pauillac, Margaux, St.-Estephe & St.-Julien. As a larger appellation, it contains many chateaux that are the same style of the smaller appellations, but at a smaller price. There are two regions of the Medoc - the Bas Medoc (or lower-Medoc) and the Haut Medoc (or upper-Medoc) - so given the...

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