33480 Listrac, France
Clarke and sister property Malmaison look to be sold performers,
making satisfying, attractive clarets.
Château Clarke 1996
Deep red/purple colour with a lightly muted nose. Lovely dense,
mineralic, tannic palate with good balance and lots of fruit. Good
concentration and nice balance. Powerful wine with a bright future
ahead of it. Very good+ (Fine and Rare have this for £125 per case ex
Château Malmaison 1995
Lovely sweet open nose showing ripe fruit and a touch of caramel.
Good balance on the palate: cedary, taught fruit with some tannins and
good balance. A nice claret. Very good+
(Tasted November 2000)