A vibrant magenta hue on the edge of the glass, leads to an opaque core. Intense aromatics of lavender and thyme share the stage with layers of Black cherry, red currant, pomegranate fruit. In line with our other 2013 Bordeaux wines,?ÿClos de Betz?ÿoffers weight and richness on the palate,?ÿsoftening the tannic impression, and has?ÿa long sweet finish.
90pts - Wine Enthusiast: This wine is a blend of Merlot (63%), a whopping 22% Petit Verdot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of smoke, cedar, dried herbs, licorice, pencil lead, crushed flowers and red and black berries are followed by soft, plump fruit flavors. It brings an undeniable warm vintage appeal but with a compelling sense of elegance and balance
91pts - Wine & Spirits: Thereƒ??s an old-school feel to the oak treatment and structure in this cabernet-heavy blend. The wineƒ??s oak imprint slips between cedar, caramel and espresso tones above its dark fruit-skin flavors. Cellar this to let the fruit catch up to the structure.
92pts - Wine Spectator: Firm in texture, featuring peppery overtones to the black cherry and raspberry fruit. Medium-weight, with the flavors gliding against the nubby finish and lingering well. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2017 through 2022.
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