Started in 2003, the adventure of Clos Louie is a textbook case: doll's vineyard (2.3 ha) on a beautiful clay-limestone terroir of Castillon, very old vines (150 years old!) mostly Merlot and red tail malbec, careful biodynamic cultivation, double manual sorting during the harvest, little interventionist vinification, gentle maturing in 500-litre demi-muids. A true artist's wine, absent from the guides but that informed amateurs know well.
Quarin : 91/100 « Nez intense, fin, pur, au fruité mûr. Minutieux en entrée de bouche, savoureux au milieu, juteux, le vin est construit élancé, mais charnu. Très belle finale savoureuse et longue, à la tannicité enrobée. »
Galloni (Vinous) : 91-93+/100 « The 2020 Clos Louie is gorgeous. Rich and explosive, the 2020 possesses terrific energy that distinguishes it. Inky black fruit, graphite, gravel, dried herbs, blood orange and lavender are all finely knit. The 2020 deftly marries fruit intensity with vibrancy and energy. It is a wine of tremendous appeal. Bright floral and spice accents perk up the finish. Clos Louie isn't a big wine, but it sure is impressive. »