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Alas, Old Friend


For those who appreciated Clos du Val's classic style, alas, change is coming. As this December 2016 article says, the wine will move from its historical, Old World Bordeaux style to "embracing 'Napa Valleyness" — an interesting way of describing New World wines that often lack the complexity and longevity of Bernard Portet's memorable Clos du Val vintages.

To see notes from a 2010 tasting that included vintages from 1975–2004, during the Clos du Val classic era, click here.


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