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93-95 Points, Wine Enthusiast: A rich and structured wine, this combines both the ripeness of mature Merlot and a solid, dry texture. It’s full, with a good future. 04/14 90-93 Points, Antonio Galloni: The 2013 Clinet is terrific. Dark red and blue fruits, new leather, violets, menthol and sweet spices meld together in a wine of rare distinction for the year. This is one of the more pliant, expressive 2013s readers will come across. The finish is long, silky and polished. The oak needs time to fully integrated, but I don't think that is going to be a problem. This is a terrific showing. 04/14
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Editorial Reviews for Clinet
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
Cigar wrapper and smoky oak greet the nose followed by dried tomato leaf, nicely perfumed spicy red plum with hints of cinnamon and lilac – big and polished up front, then drops off on the mid-palate with uncovered wood and tannin that leads to a spicy, cigar box finish, a bit clumsy overall (85-86)
Four and a half glasses
Noch etwas rau, hat viel Entwicklungspotential und wird bald samtig weich. Schön ausgebaut, toller Pomerol!
Animal and even fish aromas. A hugely structured wine with lots of tannins. Give this monster a few years to sort itself out and the cherry fruit and oak should be delicious.
Complex nose of pepper, gunpowder, and red fruits. Medium body, tightly knit with burst of fruit and good length. Classic style. A bit tight right now, but very promising. Subtle and classy.
External Reviews for Clinet
A 2013 with attractive mineral salt and iron character plus a creamy acidity. Medium body solid core of fruit and a fresh finish. Very good concentration for the vintage. James Suckling.
A blend of 90% Merlot 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc (the highest percentage of Merlot ever) the Clinet 2013 was picked between 30 September until 12 October finishing with the two Cabernets. Ronan Laborde told me that it was the most compact harvest he had undertaken: 4
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.
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
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
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.
85% Merlot 12% cabernet sauvignon and 3% cabernet franc. From a 9-hectare estate with average vine age of 40 years planted at a density of 6 600 vines per hectare in mixed gravel and clay soils. Aged in a combination of 55% new oak and 45% one-year old barrels sourced from five to six forests and a similar number of coopers. Opaque purple with violet rim. The wine displays an enticing and harmonious nose of black truffle black fig pepper sweet tobacco and licorice and an impressive silky mid-palate. Surprisingly this is accessible enough to pull the cork and enjoy now but built for mid-term drinking with fine grained tannins that will carry this for the next 15 to 20 years. Clinet has been making some really stellar wines and Ronan Laborde s 2011 effort is a great follow up to the sensational 2009 and 2010. About 4 000 cases produced. Neil Mechanic.
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