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Clinet 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

"A powerful, full-bodied, muscular Pomerol, it reveals a dense purple color in addition to lots of opulence, a layered, full-bodied richness (somewhat atypical for the vintage), beautiful density and plenty of mocha, black cherry, truffle and graphite notes. It is a surprisingly full yet accessible Clinet that will be drinkable long before the 2009 and 2010 hit their plateaus of maturity...92-94+" WA 4/13 "Features a thick, ripe feel, with plum sauce and blackberry paste notes that drip slowly as licorice snap and roasted apple wood fill in the finish. A more overtly hedonistic style of Pomerol, retaining good balance...91-94" WS 04/13

Editorial Reviews for Clinet

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,191
4.00 5
05/05/2014

Toasty oak, nutty oak, nuanced oak greets the nose layered over black plummy fruit and coffee/mocha notes. This is fairly bright on entry, then it turns a little compressed in the mouth, a bit tight but verging on elegant on the palate. There's some attractive fruit here but it lacks a bit of height in the mouth, though it does show some attractive nuance. the finish reveals rather big black fruit flavors, and while this finishes on the short side it does seem to have all the pieces in place to improve in the cellar. 89pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,191
4.50 5
05/05/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Clinet

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/21/2014

Features a thick ripe feel with plum sauce and blackberry paste notes that drip slowly as licorice snap and roasted apple wood fill in the finish. A more overtly hedonistic style of Pomerol retaining good balance.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/21/2014

The Clinet was started early on 8th September for the young vines picked at just 12hl/ha and returning on the 14th to tackle the young vines. It was then picked 10th 20th 26th and 27th September for the Merlot the 9th October for the old Merlot vines and the Cabernets the following day. That means it was picked over 32 days the teams of pickers returning several times to the same plot in order to pick at the optimal ripeness. The alcohol level is 13.2% more the 1-degree less than the 2010


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/21/2014

Although hardly comparable to what Clinet achieved in both 2009 and 2010 the 2012 Clinet is another star of the vintage. A powerful full-bodied muscular Pomerol it reveals a dense purple color in addition to lots of opulence a layered full-bodied richness (somewhat atypical for the vintage) beautiful density and plenty of mocha black cherry truffle and graphite notes. It is a surprisingly full yet accessible Clinet that will be drinkable long before the 2009 and 2010 hit their plateaus


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

Features a thick ripe feel with plum sauce and blackberry paste notes that drip slowly as licorice snap and roasted apple wood fill in the finish. A more overtly hedonistic style of Pomerol retaining good balance. J.M. Wine Spectator.



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"A powerful, full-bodied, muscular Pomerol, it reveals a dense purple color in addition to lots of opulence, a layered, full-bodied richness (somewhat atypical for the vintage), beautiful density and plenty of mocha, black cherry, truffle and graphite notes. It is a surprisingly full yet accessible Clinet that will be drinkable long before the 2009 and 2010 hit their plateaus of maturity...92-94+" WA 4/13 "Features a thick, ripe feel, with plum sauce and blackberry paste notes that drip slowly as licorice snap and roasted apple wood fill in the finish. A more overtly hedonistic style of Pomerol, retaining good balance...91-94" WS 04/13

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