The 2018 Clos Badon-Thunevin is gorgeous. Ripe, supple and inviting, the 2018 is a total knock out. Sweet dark cherry, new leather, licorice and chocolate all build in the glass. In 2018, Clos Badon is 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc. More Franc than normal gives the wine gorgeous aromatic nuance and also a bit more tannin that needs to soften. There is a lot to look forward to.
94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Mar 2021)
Weighing in with 15% declared alcohol, the 2018 Clos Badon Thunevin has a deep garnet-purple color. It leaps from the glass with notes of ground cloves, star anise and baked blackberries with hints of prunes, fallen leaves and graphite. The full-bodied palate has a beautifully plush texture and bags of juicy black fruits with a lively line to lift the long, spicy finish.
92 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Apr 2021)