Another thrill-a-second Pomerol from the vintage, the 2018 Le Clos Du Beau-Père sports a dense purple hue to go with a killer nose of crème de cassis, charcoal, graphite, and tobacco leaf-like nuances. This beauty is full-bodied and has a rich, concentrated mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and one hell of a great finish. It certainly leans toward the modern end of the spectrum, with plenty of background oak, yet the purity of fruit is spot on and it has ripe, seamless tannins and flawless balance. It's going to shine with 2-4 years in the cellar and keep for 20 years or more.
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Mar 2021)
Rich aromas of dried blueberry, spiced plum, graphite, cocoa powder, clove and praline. It’s full-bodied with firm, tight-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Creamy, polished layers here with lingering chocolate notes. Chewy yet so intense. Give it time to soften and come together. Try from 2025.
94 points, James Suckling (Mar 2021)