CHÂTEAU CLINET

2020 Pomerol

Grapes Cab Sauv, Merlot
Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Pomerol & Lalande de Pomerol
Village Pomerol

Market Insight: Clinet is one of the bargains of the right bank, given its scores, pedigree and scarcity. It may not have huge benchmarks (it may go up to £600/6 if you hang onto it for 10 years) but you'll be incredibly happy to own it. L&S (May 2021)


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This is a hedonistic Clinet with superb intensity and depth of glossy fruit, nicely spicy oak and also an amazingly refreshing and clean finish. Minty highlights prick the palate and this lifts the velvety tones nicely making this a delicious wine and somewhat of a guilty pleasure. The tannins are fairly firm, so this wine will have a decent life ahead of it, too. Rating: 17.5+ Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com (Jun 2021)

The 2020 Clinet is a gorgeous, vivid Pomerol. Today, the Clinet feels a bit closed in on itself, but has terrific energy and plenty of drive. Dark cherry jam, mocha, rose petal, new leather and tobacco start to open with a bit of time in the glass. Readers will have to be patient here. There is plenty to look forward to. Drinking range: 2030 - 2060 Rating: 93-95 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Jun 2021)

The 2020 Clinet was picked September 14–17 for the Merlot and September 24 for the Cabernet Sauvignon, at 38hl/ha, and matured in 80% new oak. Its 15.0° alcohol is the highest ever. The bravura nose delivers copious black cherries, blueberry and violet aromas that explode from the glass. This is a Pomerol that really wants to make an impression. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannins, hints of chocolate chip infusing the mixture of black and blueberry fruit. Lavish and satiny in texture toward the long finish. This is a bold and extravagant Clinet that I hope will just find a little refinement and more terroir expression during its élevage. If it does, it should land at the top of my banded score. Drinking range: 2027 - 2055 Rating: 94-96 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (May 2021)

Château Clinet

Château Clinet lies at the heart of Pomerol on a bed of Günz gravel. Now owned by Jean-Louis Laborde who, in 2003, appointed his 23 year old son as Estate Managing Director. Improvements implemented by the previous owners, the Audy family, have been strengthened by the Labordes and they continue to employ the services of Michel Rolland. Only 9ha of vineyard, planted with 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, with vines at 40 years old. Grapes are hand-harvested, and the wines aged in 60% new wood barriques, with the balanced being just one year old.

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