Betz 2013 “Clos de Betz” Proprietary Red (95 Points)


Bob Betz MW (Master of Wine, only a few hundred of those in the whole world), has had a long career in the wine industry, going back to 1974 when he received his first “training” in France.  Fast forward to 28 years at the helm of a prominent winery, and creating Betz Winery with his wife in 1997, to building a state-of-the-art winery in 2005.  His path has crossed many regions of the world, and it shows in his winemaking skills!


Winemaker Notes: “In the glass, the 2013 Clos de Betz displays a deep ruby hue, but the real excitement begins with the aromatics: black cherry, damson plum, and cocoa bean lead the charge, while leather, tobacco, sage, and truffle all show up with time in the glass. The palate offers merlot’s weight and density, yet faithfully expresses the freshness and detail of the vintage. This is further enhanced by the highest percentage ever of Petit Verdot in this blend (20%): dried thyme and pencil lead nuances add stunning complexity. This vintage of Clos de Betz reminds me of a classic, warmer, Right Bank wine, with both readiness and structure, and notable cellaring capacity.”  Just shy of 900 cases were produced, so it will not be around for a long time!

Robert Parker 95 Points: “Inky colored, it has terrific and classic notes of plums, black raspberry, violets, espresso and scorched earth to go with full-bodied richness, lots of fruit and mid-palate depth, and an overriding sense of elegance and purity that carries through the finish. I wrote "classic" about three time in the note, and this is a beautiful 2013 that will cruise for 15 years or more in the cellar."


Also check out this amazing “old vine” White Bob Betz crafted -  BETZ 2015 "QUINTA ESSENTIA" CHENIN BLANC "OLD VINE"  

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  • Vintage: 2013
  • Winery: Betz