Chateau Clos de Sarpe 1998
- Bordeaux,St Emilion
Medium to deep garnet-brick in color, the 1998 Clos de Sarpe gives a beautiful perfume of Chinese five spice, sandalwood and preserved plums with notions of dried mulberries, potpourri, black truffles, cast iron pan and a compelling waft of aniseed. Medium-bodied with wonderful elegance, incredible freshness and a scintillating satiny texture, the perfumed layers just go on and on. Wow—fantastic surprise! Drink:2018~2035 - WA94
The ravishing medieval village located at the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards, nicknamedthe hill of 1,000 crus, is unique because of the amount of vineyards, the quality of its wines, its majestic architecture and its monuments. The art, history, vines, charm of the welcoming landscape and fairytale residences ensure that this medieval village listed as part of Unesco's world heritage , is the very essence of marvels just waiting to be discovered.
Loaded with history and perched atop a rocky promontory, Saint-Emilion and its vineyards draw their originality from the omnipresent limestone. It provides exceptional soil for the Saint-Emilion vines. People have always adapted to this magnificent undulating landscape without every changing it, resulting in a balanced uniformity in architecture and colour. The ochre light envelopes and soothes whilst the history-laden stones take us on a journey to another time, that of the greatest of all French traditions.
This property was initially owned by Baron du Foussat de Bogeron, then sold to Jean Beyney in 1923 ; whose son took over in 1950. ; Today this family estate is run by Jean-Guy Beyney and his wife Christine, the third generation to make wine here with passion, focus and expertise,concerned with getting the best from this noble soil in the purest of traditions.
Château Clos de Sarpe is aldo an independent estate, people-oriented, generous and altruistic, founded on respect for the land and a permanent quest for perfection for the pleasure of all who love quality wines.
Small in size, low yields, old vines, traditional growing methods, aged in new wood…Jean-Guy Beyney’s traditional know-how produces a complex, very fruity, highly concentrated wine that respects nature and its rhythms. Vinified with passion and the greatest respect for tradition, Château Clos de Sarpe has few rivals in terms of concentration and longevity. The grand vintages maintain their freshness and purity over several decades.
In 1997, Jean-Guy Beyney decided to produce a second wine on the estate, Charles de Sarpe, today recognised for its elegance, flexibility and aromatic and warm finish.