2022 Clos Lunelles Pre-Arrival Offer
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2022 Clos Lunelles Pre-Arrival Offer

Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$61. 99
$743.88 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
The 2022 Clos Lunelles was cropped at 35hL/ha between 29 September and 1 October, then aged in 50% new oak. This is plush on the nose with blackcurrant pastilles, crushed blueberry, vanilla and a touch of truffle, very pure in style. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, well-balanced and focused. The 14.63% alcohol is disguised well with a much fresher finish than the preceding Monbousquet. Drink 2028-2048.
92-94 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

Smells potent and perfumed, lively and aromatic. structured but compact, really quite tannic though not harsh just filling and coating with liquorice, wet stone and minerality that takes over the fruit enjoyment at this stage. Despite the hefty tannic expression there's some juicy strawberries and a sense of coolness the whole way through. Controlled with a really long length. Has great promise as feels really well worked still with the plushness of the vintage on show. Ageing 44 years, 50% new oak, 50% one year old barrels. Acidity 3.89. 3.57pH.
93 points
Georgina Hindle - Decanter

Really spicy wine with slate and cloves. Redcurrants. Medium body. Velvety tannins. Energetic. Super salty. Crushed chalk. Contrasty.
94-95 points
James Suckling

The 2022 Clos Lunelles checks in as 80% Merlot and 10% each of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in 50% new French oak, with the balance in once-used oak. Classic Castillon black raspberry, graphite, chalky minerality and floral notes all emerge on the nose, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a dense, concentrated mid-palate and ripe tannins. This is great Castillon turned up to 11!
93-95 points
Jeb Dunnuck

Dark chocolate, black cherries, blackberries, smoke, wet earth and forest leaf aromas show in the nose. The wine is rich, dense, opulent and mineral-driven, so you find a strong, oceanic-influence that comes along with the plums, black cherries and cocoa. The low pH provides ample lift and energy in the tense finish that is perfect for its wealth of fruit. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, 14.63% ABV, 3.57 pH. Drink from 2025-2040.
93-95 points
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

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2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
3. Payment is due at the time of ordering to secure stocks.
4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2025.
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