Château Clinet’s gravelly soils have been producing some of the greatest Merlot-based Bordeaux since the 15th century. Sexy and lush when young then evolving to incredible levels of complexity and elegance with incredible possibility for long aging, Chateau Clinet epitomizes what makes Pomerol one of the sacred places in Bordeaux.
Chateau Clinet is located in the heart of the Pomerol, about 40 km from the city of Bordeaux. It makes up one of the most prestigious terroirs of the appellation, known for consistently producing some of the finest Merlot in the world.
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97 Pts, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2016 Clinet is composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged using the Oxoline system, in 70% new and 30% one-year-old barrels for 16 months. It has a deep garnet-purple color with cedar and smoked meats on the nose giving way to black and red plums and earthy notions with wafts of cassis and pencil shavings. The palate is medium to full-bodied, elegant, polished and vivacious with loads of red and black fruit layers and an earthy finish.
97 Pts, James Suckling
Gorgeous nose with lots of dark fruit like plum and blueberries. Crushed pepper and chalk with wild strawberries and vanilla. Dense and velvety on the palate with superbly polished tannins and great depth. It’s absolutely gorgeous now but needs at least five to six years of bottle age to really shows its great quality.
The 2010 is a classic, aromatically complex, with unctuous, juicy fruit and just amazing length to the finish. It has decades of life ahead of it!
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