Chateau Clarke Celebrates 40 Years with Baron Edmond de Rothschild
The 2018 vintage of Château Clarke marks the 40th anniversary of the winery’s first bottling under the Rothschild family’s ownership. Baron Edmond de Rothschild acquired the estate in 1973 and strategically replanted and renovated to turn it into the Bordeaux benchmark that it is today. The winery team have gained a deeper understanding of the estate over the years, and under the leadership of Fabrice Darmaillacq has found a classically styled blend with impressive longevity. In contrast to other left-bank wines, Château Clarke’s blend is 70% Merlot to better represent the clay-heavy soils. Tom Hyland describes the 2016 vintage as “medium-full with a rich, well-structured mid-palate, medium-full tannins, very good acidity and beautifully integrated wood notes.” Each new vintage continues to cement Château Clarke as a powerhouse of natural potential and applied expertise, and we look forward to many more! Wilson Daniels is currently offering the 2012 where the early ripening Merlot came out the winner of the region. The great 2015 vintage showing structured depth and concentrated aromas and the newly released 2016 which here again, favors the Merlot and offer sumptuous fruit and acidity ultimately proving that Bordeaux can have back to back great vintages.
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October 5, 2021