The Chateau de Come 2009 shows much extraction on the nose with dark plum and blackcurrant, interlaced with cedar and a touch of mint. Some developed characteristics such as eucalyptus, dried fruit leather and dark berry jam fill the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with refined tannins, filling the mouth with dark berry fruit with quality towards the finish. The balanced acidity leaves the palate with vibrancy and freshness.
Wine Enthusiast 90 points
"A wine that brings together juicy fruit with firm, dark tannins. It has weight and some concentration, its acidity showing strongly through the blackberry fruit. For aging over 5-6 years."
Neal Martin 90 points
"The de Come 2009 shows more extraction on the nose with dark plum and blackcurrant interlaced with cedar and a touch of mint. The palate is medium-bodied with refined tannins, crisp dark berry fruit with a succinct edgy quality towards the finish. Bags of freshness and vitality here. Very fine. Tasted September 2011."
When Baron Maurice Velge bought Château Clauzet and Château de Côme in 1997, his approach was much more like the fulfilment of an old love-affaire more, than an investment, he started hiring José Bueno for the wine making. After 23 years spent with Baron Philippe de Rothschild, José went to Clauzet.
"I learned most of what I know at Mouton-Rothschild, where I helped to make several vintages and later as cellar master at Château Clerc Milon and Château d'Armaillac... Mouton is one of the best schools there is for learning every aspect of quality, down to the finest detail. I am familiar with all the techniques used to make a first growth and was immediately attracted by the challenge at Château Clauzet, which has a superb terroir". With a smile, José Bueno explains that "everything we do at Château Clauzet is on a par with any of the first growths".
Together they attracted a wonderful team: cellar-master, skilled and devoted people for land, for sells, for logistics, administration, etc...