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.
RPJ100 Drink 2015-2045 Clinet has been on a hot streak lately and the 2009 appears to be the greatest wine ever made at the estate, surpassing even the late Jean-Michel Arcaute’s monumental 1989. A blend of 85% Merlot and tiny amounts of Cabernet Franc (12%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (3%), this big Pomerol boasts an opaque, moonless night inky/blue/purple color in addition to a gorgeous perfume of blueberry pie, incense, truffles, black raspberries, licorice and wood smoke. Viscous and multi-dimensional with silky, sweet tannin, massive fruit concentration and full-bodied power, there are nearly 4,000 cases of this thick, juicy, perfect Clinet. It should drink well in 3-5 years and keep for 25-30.
Robert ParkerRating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 01/21/2012
Wine SpectatorRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/18/2012