Jim Clendenen, the "Mind Behind" Au Bon Climat since 1982, creates internationally acclaimed Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs of balance and intrigue. But there is life beyond ABC. Jim has other projects of passion that allow him to make artisan, small lots of distinctive wines from a wider spectrum of grape varietals under different brands - The Wild Boy range is one such treasure.
"Fermented and aged for 11 months in French oak barrels from François Frères, with a small proportion of new oak. The Wild Boy version is deliberately made in a more opulent style. From Jim Clendenen but this does not say Au Bon Climat on the label.
Some savour and real raciness. Hint of a deep medicinal streak. No hurry to drink this! Proper wine. Drink 2020 - 2024.
16.5 / 20 points."
(Jancis Robinson, JR Purple Pages, March 2020)