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Chateau Clinet Futures Pre-Sale Bordeaux Red Blends Pomerol Bordeaux France 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

"The wine’s opaque purple color is followed by an extraordinary bouquet of boysenberries, blueberries, black currants, licorice, truffles and a hint of asphalt. The wine possesses great intensity, a multidimensional mouthfeel, stunning glycerin and richness, and wonderful freshness as well as precision because of the vintage conditions..96-98" NM 5/11 "The wine possesses great intensity, a multidimensional mouthfeel, stunning glycerin and richness, and wonderful freshness as well as precision because of the vintage conditions...95-98" WA 5/11 "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...97" JamesSuckling.com 02/13

External Reviews for Chateau Clinet Futures Pre-Sale Bordeaux Red Blends Pomerol Bordeaux France

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/16/2011

85% merlot, 12% cabernet sauvignon, 3% cabernet franc. Aged in 60% new oak and 40% one year old barrels. The vines average 43 years in age, planted on a mix of clay and gravel soils. Michel Rolland consults. From the first whiff, this hits you as a... John Perry. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Clinet 6000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/25/2014

85% merlot 12% cabernet sauvignon 3% cabernet franc. Aged in 60% new oak and 40% one year old barrels. The vines average 43 years in age planted on a mix of clay and gravel soils. Michel Rolland consults. From the first whiff this hits you as a sensational wine as the nose is fabulously fragrant and enticing with gobs of black fruit that find harmony in ripeness and freshness and a streak of minerality cuts through the fruit along with lavender and vanilla. A seductively smooth entry le


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/25/2014

New wood mint aromas give this wine its great polished feel. The tannins offer a counterpoint of richness here firm and dense. The fruit takes a while to show through then brings the fine plum skin flavors suffusing through the wine. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/31/2014

85% merlot 12% cabernet sauvignon 3% cabernet franc. Aged in 60% new oak and 40% one year old barrels. The vines average 43 years in age planted on a mix of clay and gravel soils. Michel Rolland consults. From the first whiff this hits you as a sensational wine as the nose is fabulously fragrant and enticing with gobs of black fruit that find harmony in ripeness and freshness and a streak of minerality cuts through the fruit along with lavender and vanilla. A seductively smooth entry leads to a seamless and layered wine that delivers from beginning to end. Layer upon layer of concentrated blackberry mineral earth and mocha flavors build on the palate while effortlessly receding on the finish. Polished tannins caress the back of the wine and round out this beautiful offering. Difficult to provide words that would do the 2010 Clinet justice this is a powerful effort that displays terrific structure and is deftly poised and balanced. This outstanding wine could potentially


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/31/2014

Clinet owner Ronan Laborde used what he called a classic Pomerol blend of 85% Merlot 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc. At 14.6 % alcohol than they achieved in 2009. Effective yields are also lower than in 2009. In fact they are close to 25% less which means there will be a lot less wine in the marketplace from this outstanding vintage. Opaque in color explosive floral plum black fruit jammy berry oak chocolate and black raspberry scents create a beguiling perfume. This complex spicy wine coats your palate with layers of pure sweet ripe plums. This is a hedonistic sensuous style of Pomerol that blends intensity with pleasure and chocolate covered ripe fruit. Jeff Leve.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/25/2014

Clinet owner Ronan Laborde used what he called a classic Pomerol blend of 85% Merlot 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc. At 14.6 % alcohol than they achieved in 2009. Effective yields are also lower than in 2009. In fact they are close to 25% less which means there will be a lot less wine in the marketplace from this outstanding vintage. Opaque in color explosive floral plum black fruit jammy berry oak chocolate and black raspberry scents create a beguiling perfume. This c


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

85% merlot 12% cabernet sauvignon 3% cabernet franc. Aged in 60% new oak and 40% one year old barrels. The vines average 43 years in age planted on a mix of clay and gravel soils. Michel Rolland consults. From the first whiff this hits you as a sensational wine as the nose is fabulously fragrant and enticing with gobs of black fruit that find harmony in ripeness and freshness and a streak of minerality cuts through the fruit along with lavender and vanilla. A seductively smooth entry leads to a seamless and layered wine that delivers from beginning to end. Layer upon layer of concentrated blackberry mineral earth and mocha flavors build on the palate while effortlessly receding on the finish. Polished tannins caress the back of the wine and round out this beautiful offering. Difficult to provide words that would do the 2010 Clinet justice this is a powerful effort that displays terrific structure and is deftly poised and balanced. This outstanding wine could potentially be a 50 year wine. Bravo! John Perry.



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"The wine’s opaque purple color is followed by an extraordinary bouquet of boysenberries, blueberries, black currants, licorice, truffles and a hint of asphalt. The wine possesses great intensity, a multidimensional mouthfeel, stunning glycerin and richness, and wonderful freshness as well as precision because of the vintage conditions..96-98" NM 5/11 "The wine possesses great intensity, a multidimensional mouthfeel, stunning glycerin and richness, and wonderful freshness as well as precision because of the vintage conditions...95-98" WA 5/11 "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...97" JamesSuckling.com 02/13

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