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2020 Clos Lunelles

Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$59. 99
$719.88 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
The 2020 Clos Lunelles is composed of 80% Merlot, coming in with an alcohol of 14.79% and a pH of 3.65. It is being aged in French oak barriques, 50% new. Deep purple-black colored, it springs from the glass with vibrant notes of crushed black cherries and black raspberries, giving way to hints of wild blueberries, chocolate box and cardamom with a touch of violets. The medium to full-bodied palate is chock-full of crunchy, energetic black and red fruits, supported by fine-grained tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long and lifted.
92-94 points
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

The 2020 Clos Lunelles is plush, sensual and wonderfully inviting. Inky dark fruit, licorice, lavender and spice envelop the palate. Forward and juicy right out of the bottle. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this gem. The 2020 has an extra kick of vibrancy that works balances the natural intensity of the year.
91-93 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Lots of chalk, dark-fruit, bark and mushroom character. Violets, too. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, juicy tannins and a fresh finish.
93-94 points
James Suckling

Brilliant stuff from the team at Pavie, the 2020 Clos Lunelles boasts fabulous Castillon minerality as well as lots of cassis and black raspberry fruits, notes of spicy oak and white flowers, medium to full-bodied richness, vivid purity of fruit, and a great, balanced, lengthy style that just begs to be drunk. It’s worth a case purchase and should keep for 15 years.
92-94 points
Jeb Dunnuck

Opaque in color, the wine explodes with notes of flowers, licorice, blackberry, crushed rocks, plum liqueur and espresso. Thick, rich, lusciously textured and intense, the salinity from the deep limestone terroir shines through right from the start through to the opulent, velvety finish. This is the equal of many of the best Saint-Emilion terroirs. But it needs time to come together, so please wait at least 7 or more years before pulling a cork. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc.
94-96 points
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider