Clos de Tart back to 1996
It took London merchant Corney & Barrow more than two years to draw Sylvain Pitiot and his wines into their fold but just before Jancis and I set off for Bordeaux to taste the 2008s (on which we will report next week) they celebrated their now exclusive agency in the UK with a vertical tasting in London. The vintages on show, described in the following notes, included a cask sample of the 2007 even though Pitiot generally prefers his wines to be tasted after bottling. Corney’s Adam Brett-Smith said he felt there was something ‘Arthurian’ about Clos de Tart – a property that had intrinsic greatness that for a long time was...
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