Again it’s been my pleasure to sample, over the past several evenings, a new bottle of the Clarendelle 2005 Red Bordeaux from Clarence Dillon. On the first night I definitely erred in not letting the Clarendelle sit long enough…was a tad on the bitter side and had not had an opportunity to sufficiently breathe. Thank you tannins!
I recorked it and sampled several more glasses over this brisk January week and was increasingly pleased with the additional time. Photos I’ve captured several times previously in this blog, and more detailed tasting notes too. Still a good value but my excitement isn’t as great as when I’m exploring something new for the first time.