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Clos du Jaugueyron Haut-Medoc 2017

$47.99

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Theron's most ready-to-drink cuvée, from vines year Margaux. Notes of sweet red cherries and blueberry skin intertwine with with savory elements of cigar, violets, smoke, and licorice. The 2017 is a bit more sensual and forward than the 2016, making for an earlier drinking wine that will also be fun to cellar for 5 plus years.
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Michel Theron (of Margaux estate Clos du Jaugueyron) is one of our favorite winemakers in Bordeaux, one of a handful of vignerons who are making the region truly exciting again.

Theron farms biodynamically, which is still weird for Bordeaux, and almost impossible to do in the Médoc. It takes guts (and maybe a little insanity) to pull it off year after year. But he does.

The cellar work is delightfully low-tech and low-intervention, with the wines aged in mostly neutral barrels or cement – practices diametrically opposed to those of big châteaux like Palmer, Margaux etc.

But none of that tells you how good the wines are. They are phenomenal. Like the great Patsy Cline, they are thoughtful and refined without the subtlest sacrifice of soul or purity.

Despite the natural approach, Theron's wine is not wild, funky affairs –they are transparent and convincing reminders that Bordeaux has some of the greatest terroirs in the world.

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot , Other Regional Grapes , Red Blend

  • Vintage

    2017

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Biodynamic

  • Style

    Earthy , Fruity , Rich

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Full Bodied

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