Chateau Clarke Listrac Medoc 2003
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
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The buildings on the property have been restored to their original aspect, with the exception of the Chateau itself, demolished in the 1950s and never rebuilt. Some new buildings have been constructed for the purposes of vinification, bottling and packaging, allowing bottles to be stored in the best conditions of temperature and security.
Although the equipment here is modern, the wine is vinified in keeping with the traditions of great Médoc wines and is aged in oak barrels. The wine is aged over a period of 12 to 16 months in new oak barrels, and the careful attention it receives is aimed at helping it mature and preparing it for bottling.
Chateau Clarke has a great aging potential. After a few years of cellar ageing it will reveal all the typical characteristics of its “terroir” and a most delicate aromatic harmony.