Robert Parker's Wine Advocate : Opaque purple-black in color, the 2020 Clos de Sarpe rolls seductively out of the glass with opulent scents of Chinese five spice, rose oil, sandalwood and camphor, leading to a core of plum preserves, blueberry pie and fragrant soil, with a touch of woodsmoke. The rich, full-bodied palate is, as always, not lacking in freshness, delivering layer upon layer of spicy black fruit preserves and a velvety texture, finishing very long and beautifully perfumed. The blend this year [...] aging for an estimated 13 months in French oak barrels, 70% new. The alcohol weighs-in at 15%.
Blend : 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.