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Producer : Château Clinet
Region : Bordeaux (France), France (France)
Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml
Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
"The 2016 Clinet is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that was picked from 22 September for the young vines, the older vines picked 1 and 2 October, finishing with the Cabernet Sauvignon the following day. It was cropped at 49 hectoliters per hectare and matured in 70% new oak and the remainder in second-fill barrels. It has 14.15% alcohol and a record-breaking 94 IPT. It has a very linear bouquet, quite strict and intense with a light iodine and marine scent merging with the black fruit. This is a more "aristocratic" nose for Clinet, sophisticated and one of the most nuanced I have encountered. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin that forms the foundation of a more masculine Clinet, complex and focused with a subtle spiciness coming through on the finish, which fans out with confidence and leaves a disarming, saline tang in the mouth. Yes, this is a magnificent Clinet, cool and mineral-soaked, both cerebral and lip-smackingly delicious."
96-98 points - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, April 2017
"The colour on this is deep and inky and a blast of cassis and black cherry fruit greets you on the nose. It has undeniable oak impact, but also a lovely lift that carries right through the palate, and that incredible Clinet precision. A fantastic 2016, not as exuberant as 2015 but showing the quality of the vintage where even the big-shouldered wines have a stunning lift, and a feeling of an invisible gossamer curtain holding them in place. Not a hedonist's vintage like 2009 or 2015, but cerebral in the style of 2001 and 2010. Strong coffee and grilled caramel on the finish."
97 points - Decanter Magazine, April 2017
|Bottles Per Case||6 Pack|
|Cellaring||Drink Now or Cellar|
|Sweetness||XD - Extra Dry See Sweetness Chart|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Region||Bordeaux (France), France (France)|
|Style||Warm and spicy reds|
|Grapes||10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 90% Merlot|
|Food Pairing||Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables|
|Descriptors||Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral|
|Price of Case||$1, 044.00|
The Château Clinet is located on the top of the Pomerol plateau, the cradle of all the prestigious vintages of this Terroir. The name ‘Clinet’ is spelled ‘Cliné’ on the Belleyme map dating from 1785. The name could come from the Old French ‘Cliner’ which means gentle slope on which this vineyard is planted from the famous plateau of Pomerol.
The vineyard extends over 8.5 hectares of deep old gravel with a subsoil rich in iron dross. The vineyard whose average age is 40 years is planted with black Merlot for 85%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10% and Cabernet Franc 5%. The grapes are hand-picked and sorted in the winery and the wine is aged in new oak barrels for 80% for 16 to 22 months.
It's important to remember that taste is subjective, and personal preferences play a significant role.
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