Situated within the renowned Saint-Émilion wine-growing region of Bordeaux, Clos Dubreuil’s vineyards cover an intimate 7-hectares producing select Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties. This represents an influential change since it was purchased by Benoit Trocard, prior to which the vineyard produced closer to 100% Merlot. The prime soils of Clos Dubreuil consist of chalk and limestone. Benoit Trocard, the fifteenth generation of one of Bordeaux’s oldest winemaking families from the Right Bank, produce fine wines raised with love and passion to reach the top of Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Appellation. With the 2013 vintage, Clos Dubreuil introduced a white Bordeaux fine wine to their portfolio, exclusively made from 100% Chardonnay and planted in the Lussac appellation with a southern exposure. The perfect site to plant vines on a white wine historical terroir of clay and limestone soils.
The 2005 from Clos Dubreuil (a micro-estate owned by Benoit Trocard) offers floral blueberry and black raspberry notes, a hint of white chocolate, full-bodied opulence, stunning richness, and sweet tannin. It is a classic, accessible, and prodigious 2005 to drink now and over the next 12-15 years. [95 Points, Robert M. Parker, Jr. – June 2015, robertparker.com]