Le Clos du Beau-Père 2015
• Domaine: Le Clos du Beau-Père
• A.O.C.: Pomerol
• Classification: Pomerol, Bordeaux
This Pomerol is produced by Jean-Luc Thunevin of Château Valandraud fame, the man most known for his role in spearheading the garagiste movement that has revolutionized winemaking in Saint-Émilion.
"The 2015 Le Clos du Beau-Père, a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, has a perfumed bouquet that is not complex, but clean with black cherries, cassis and a subtle steely scent. The palate is perhaps more restrained than I was anticipating, the tannin supple and lithe, the acidity well-judged. There is less horsepower, yet more finesse developing on the finish when compared to recent vintages. Indeed, the 2015 is one of the best wines I have tasted from Jean-Luc Thunevin's diminutive Pomerol cru in recent years." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, (4/27/2016, Issue 224), Rating: 90-92, Drink: 2019-2029