It is surrounded by four premiers grands crus classé vineyards, Beausejour Duffau Lagarosse, Beausejour Becot, Canon and Clos Fourtet. The property is an absolute jewel but, at a mere 1.33 hectares, not much bigger than a rugby field. The vineyard is planted with 5,000 vines per hectare, 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon on that perfectly Merlot-indulgent clay-limestone St Emilion soil. The average age of vines is a respectable 35 years.
Sophie Fourcade, currently at the helm, bears this challenge lightly. Her philosophy is that of respect for terroir and rigorous pursuit quality. This focus has been rewarded in the reputation and respect Clos Saint Martin currently enjoys. It is a must buy – if fortunate enough to access any - a truly breathtaking ambassador for the appellation which we have been fortunate enough to befriend over many years and which we are proud to look after exclusively again for the UK.
In-Bond / En-Primeur
Selecting Retail Prices will display wines with retail prices which are inclusive of UK Duty and VAT. We can store goods, purchased at retail inclusive of tax prices, on your behalf in our Customers' Private Reserves
Selecting In Bond Prices will display wines with In Bond prices. These are exclusive of Duty and VAT. Wine purchased In Bond must be purchased by the unmixed case and stored in a bonded warehouse approved by HM Customs & Excise. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.
En Primeur refers to the process of buying wines before they are bottled and released onto the market. Wines are purchased exclusive of Duty and VAT and then usually shipped 2-3 years after the vintage. They can only be purchased by the unmixed case (12 bottles, 24 half bottles, 6 magnums etc.).