80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark, glowing, blackish garnet. Interesting nose that is more mineral (linseed oil?) than fruity. Round and sweet with intense fruit that almost distracts from the tannin. Polished and plush. Quite seductive! But the opposite of savoury…
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2040
The 2019 Clinet is a dark, sensual wine. Grilled herbs and crushed flowers give the 2019 a pretty, savory dimension to play off the natural potency of the year. A virile and imposing Pomerol, Clinet has plenty to offer, especially once the tannins soften. Two thousand nineteen is an outstanding vintage for Clinet.
Robert Parker 97
The 2019 Clinet is showing beautifully in bottle, wafting from the glass with aromas of plums, cherries and berries mingled with hints of violets, licorice, subtle spices and smoke. Full-bodied, sensual and velvety, it’s seamless and vibrant, with lively acids, ripe tannins and a long, resonant finish. This precise, concentrated wine is the finest young Clinet I’ve ever tasted, and it exemplifies the tremendous progress that Ronan Laborde has made at this estate over the last decade.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2055