2018 Chateau Clos Badon (750ml)

Merlot from Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

2018 Chateau Clos Badon

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)

Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

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