Its name references both our monastic past, in Clairvaux Abbey, and the current use of the abbey, Clairvaux Prison. This wine is a conversation between cell-mates, one young and cheeky, the other old and wise, for whom time is no longer a concept. PERPÉTUITÉ is a little like an overexposed photograph: you can see one layer on top of another, with barrels of hundred-year-old Tronçais oak, and wines which have been imprisoned for almost 20 years.
JANCIS ROBINSON MW:
“Glints of bronze show in this pale wine. It is excellent! This is a wine with grip, acidity and notes of fruit.” March 2021
SIMON FIELD in The WORLD OF FINE WINE :
“The palate is rendered with proficiency: pineapple, soft spice, and hints of verbena and russet apple. Acidity prominent, but a pleasing concentration of fruitand a spicy kick on the finish”.