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14 Ratings
Château Clinet Pomerol

Wine Details

Region

PomerolBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

Chateau Clinet displays an ink-purple colour. Very exuberant and enchanting on the nose, it reveals aromas of wild raspberries and strawberries, together with blackberries and plums in syrup, mingling subtly with essence of vanilla and liquorice. Silky and intense on the palate, its soft texture coats the freshly picked wild fruits sprinkled with spices.

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-03
  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/03
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2014
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2006 Vintage) 85% Merlot; 10% Cabernet Sauvignon; 5% Cabernet Franc. As is the case with most of the wines in our brief sampling of 2006 Pomerols, Clinet leads with lightly herbal, red cherry aromas that smack faintly of dried brush and celery seed. It is not an especially big or gutsy wine, but it is nicely polished and its tannins are well-fit to its soft-spoken fruit. A bit of polish is already evident, and it needs fairly brief aging.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2006 Vintage) Red-ruby. Highly aromatic, inviting nose offers black raspberry, mocha, chocolate, licorice and a minty nuance. Lush, sweet and round, with very good richness and vinosity to the black raspberry, smoke and mocha flavors. The broad, firm finish shows a distinct medicinal reserve, suggesting that this will be better for five years or so in the cellar.