Château Clinet 2015

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1196-2015
 

• Domaine: Château Clinet
• Appellation.: Pomerol
• Origin: Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar

Laguna Cellar featuring Château Clinet
Laguna Cellar featuring Château Clinet

• Domaine: Château Clinet
• Appellation.: Pomerol
• Origin: Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar

Tasting Notes

"The 2015 Clinet is a blend of 90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc, cropped at 37 hl/ha and matured in 65% new oak. It was picked from 15 September commencing with the young Merlot vines, and finishing between 28 and 1 October with the very old Merlots and the Cabernets. A couple of specific features to note: the alcohol level is 14.3%, perhaps a little lower than some of Clinet's peers and also a IPT of up to 88, higher than 2010 even. Broody at first, it eventually develops a perfumed bouquet as it opens, with black fruit, melted tar and a brush of black truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. There is plenty of nascent energy in this Clinet, spicier than other vintages that I have tasted over the years, linear at first and then fanning out towards the finish with a dash of white pepper on the aftertaste. It is a very harmonious Clinet, one that I suspect will favor those with the nous to age this Pomerol for 5-7 years, even though it might tempt you earlier. This is a great Pomerol from Ronan Laborde and his team." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, (4/27/2016, Issue 224), Rating: 97, Drink: 2025-2050

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