Le Guide indépendant de l’amateur de vins de Bordeaux
CLOS MANOU MEDOC 2014 16,5 // 92
outsider! This cru was never talked about so much at all of the en primeur tastings at other properties. Early risers the people of Bordeaux are not! Lovely deep, intense colour. Beautifully refined nose, fruity, pure, subtle and floral. Superb first palate, plump and full, developing delicious aromas, with density, body length and fine tannins. Growing in finesse since 2011. Bravo!
CLOS MANOU AOC MÉDOC 2014
Rating : 89 // 91 Clos Manou is a blend of Merlot (52%), Cabernet Sauvignon (40%); Petit Verdot (6%) and Cabernet Franc (2%). It delivers elegant and refined aromas with 70% new oak skilfully woven in. Medium bodied with fine, supple tannins, crisp and fairly mineral nuanced with black fruit with a ripe, generous finish. One is aware of its fine symmetry. Excellent.
CLOS MANOU MEDOC 2014
Taster : Steven Spurrier. Good clarity and depth – always an attractive Médoc.
Officially, Petit Manou is Clos Manou's second wine produced by Françoise and Stéphane Dief. In reality, it has become a wine in its own right, the product of old vines (average age of 40) grown on seven hectares, which has enjoyed a certain notoriety for several years now. Above all, it confirms itself year after year as a truly great wine, and is regularly lauded in these pages. A pinnacle has been reached with the 2010 vintage, with its blend of more-than-perfect Merlot and Cabernets. The intensity of its garnet colour already hints at the amplitude of its bouquet, which opens on a subtly balanced blend of black berries, liquorice and cocoa. A harmony echoed in a palate of outstanding volume and density, leaving in its wake the memory of a round, soft and silky wine. An excellent Médoc that may be cellared for the next 10 years but which can be opened in two to four years' time.
CLOS MANOU Médoc 2014 : 15.5/16
Vintage after vintage, this small property in the northern Médoc is a revelation. In 2014, this delicious wine was incredibly juicy and smooth, with very natural fruit and an impressive aromatic intensity. Not to be missed.
CLOS MANOU 2014 : 14,5/15
Black fruits, cherries, smooth palate, fruit characters, soft tannins, not too extracted, finesse.
CLOS MANOU 2014 Médoc : 16/20
Very balanced, elegant, precise, clearly a very carefully crafted wine with few rivals in its category.
CLOS MANOU 2014 : 16/20
Very balanced, elegant, precise, clearly a very carefully produced wine with few rivals in its category.
Clos Manou 2014 15.5/16 Vintage after vintage, this small property in the northern Médoc is a revelation. In 2014, this delicious wine was incredibly juicy and smooth, with very natural fruit and an impressive aromatic intensity. Not to be missed