With the huge investment of the Edmond de Rothschild family, it is no surprise that this is the most powerful Listrac wine. This is rich, hugely dense, and very ripe. The tannins are more dusty and soft than usual Bordeaux, but that is the year. Vanilla and grilled almonds show through as the wine finishes. A successful wine that should age well. Imported by…
89-91 Barrel sample. A ripe wine, heavily dominated by new wood, spice, herbs and dry tannins. The fruit tannins are somewhat harsh and tough, but the ripe fruit will certainly develop.
With its Rothschild family ownership, Clarke is the superstar of Listrac. This 2004 is a wine that shows great ripe fruit along with new wood, but also the proper structure of Listrac, with dry tannins and a foursquare character.