2011 Clos 56 Pomerol. 13.5%

100% Merlot. 12-15% months in 100% new oak barrels.

This has to be one of the easiest wine names to remember. The grapes for this wine come from a tiny parcel of vineyard that is 0.56 Hectares in size, hence the name. Love it.

Clos 56 Pomerol 1      Clos 56 Pomerol 2

Deep dark garnet in appearance

Pronounced nose of ripe plums, espresso, cedar, sweet toasted nutmeg and gentle notes of musk.

On the palate the ripe plums are evident, along with smokey cedar, mint and earthy tones. Oven roasted figs, prosciutto and star anise chip in to add layers of complexity. It’s full bodied, deep and broody with firm tannin. The flavours on the finish are long & persistent.

Again, with some steak, the tannins settle into the background and this sings.

An excellent and highly recommended wine. I reckon this will age really well, but have no hesitation in drinking it now either.

Sample from Airoldi Fine Wines. RRP $134

Tasted 26th & 27th February 2014

I tasted this wine and 3 others over the course of 2 days. On the second day I paired the wines with a simply grilled steak and a truffled salt “dip” to see how it would go with food. All showed they lean towards being more of a food wine.

Steak and Salt

About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.

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