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Date Printed: 7/24/2016
Clos Les Lunelles Cotes de Castillon 2007
Clos Les Lunelles Cotes de Castillon 2007
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2016: $54.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine displays a reserved character at first, but the attentive taster will notice an underlying assertiveness. The color is deep and purple, almost black. Jammy black fruit is the main attraction on the nose, while wood notes from barrel aging underscore the harvest's impressive ripeness. Although the wine's youth is evident on the palate now, time will bring out a more mellow personality. The middle palate shows notable structure and texture, and the finish is built on young tannins and a pronounced acidity; youthful aromas of spicy white pepper, nutmeg and woody notes add complementary charm.
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About Clos Les Lunelles:

In 2001, Chateau Lapeyronie, now known as Clos Les Lunelles, came out of relative obscurity with the help of Gérard Perse's "magic wand" (according to Robert Parker's expression). This small (8.5 hectare) Cotes de Castillon estate proved its incredible potential by earning a 93-100 mark from the famous American wine critic for Perse's first vintage. Beginning in 1999 with the purchase of Château Clos L'Eglise and Chateau Sainte Colombe, which borders on Clos Les Lunelles, Gérard Perse's hugely successful involvement in the long underestimated Cotes de Castillon appellation is clearly another feather in his cap.