Clinet 92js Premier 2011

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"This is a rich Pomerol for the vintage with plenty of berry, chocolate and toasted-oak character. Full body with round, soft tannins. Needs two or three years to come together...92" JS 02/14 "This is alluring, with lovely blackberry, boysenberry and fig pâte de fruit flavors gliding along, lined with subtle charcoal and black tea notes and carrying through to a lush yet defined finish. A hedonist's delight on the surface, offering inlaid grip for balance...93" WS 03/14 "Under proprietor Ronan Laborde, Clinet has returned to the high quality witnessed in 1989 and 1990 under the helmsmanship of the late Jean-Michel Arcaute. Made from a final blend of 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc that hit 14% natural alcohol, the inky, opaque purple-colored 2011 exhibits notes of blackberries, blueberries, espresso roast and subtle oak. Full-bodied, layered, opulent and flamboyant for a 2011, with loads of concentration and glycerin as well as a long finish, this is one of the most impressive wines of the vintage. It should drink well for two decades...92-94" WA 04/12

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/16/2012

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-yea... Neil Mechanic. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Clinet 1500ml


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

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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"This is a rich Pomerol for the vintage with plenty of berry, chocolate and toasted-oak character. Full body with round, soft tannins. Needs two or three years to come together...92" JS 02/14 "This is alluring, with lovely blackberry, boysenberry and fig pâte de fruit flavors gliding along, lined with subtle charcoal and black tea notes and carrying through to a lush yet defined finish. A hedonist's delight on the surface, offering inlaid grip for balance...93" WS 03/14 "Under proprietor Ronan Laborde, Clinet has returned to the high quality witnessed in 1989 and 1990 under the helmsmanship of the late Jean-Michel Arcaute. Made from a final blend of 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc that hit 14% natural alcohol, the inky, opaque purple-colored 2011 exhibits notes of blackberries, blueberries, espresso roast and subtle oak. Full-bodied, layered, opulent and flamboyant for a 2011, with loads of concentration and glycerin as well as a long finish, this is one of the most impressive wines of the vintage. It should drink well for two decades...92-94" WA 04/12

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