2017 Clinet

Clinet

93Average Score
Red
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 13 Marketplace
£345.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
93
Critic Notes

Reminding me of the 2014, the 2017 Château Clinet is a beautiful, dense, concentrated wine that has terrific notes of blueberries, spring flowers, and chocolaty oak. It’s very much in the style of the vintage with its cool, perfumed aromatics and sensational purity of fruit, yet it also has richness and weight. It’s a brilliant Pomerol.

Score: 93-95/100Jeb Dunnuck

Alluring, offering fleshy layers of fig, boysenberry and plum compote notes lined with anise and roasted apple wood accents, this is nicely integrated already, with fresh acidity embedded throughout.—J.M.

Score: 92-95/100Wine Spectator

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Clinet opens slowly to reveal vibrant red and black fruits: red currants, black cherries, plums and cassis with touches of roses, yeast extract, wood smoke and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied with firm, grainy tannins and a taut, muscular palate of tightly wound fruits and compelling mineral accents, it finishes long with wonderful purity and fragrant earth accents.

Score: 92-94/100The Wine Advocate

The 2017 Clinet was picked from 19 to 26 September for the Merlot and on 29 September for the Cabernets at 35hl/ha. It is matured in 72% new oak and the remainder one year old. The alcohol is 13.1° compared to say 14.4° for 2016. It has a perfumed bouquet with mainly red berry fruit, top notes of loam and a touch of violet. It is certainly well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well delineated, and saline in the mouth. It is quite open towards the finish, perhaps with less grip than other Pomerols that I have tasted, but it is undeniably elegant and well balanced with a hint of cured meat cropping up on the aftertaste. Classic Clinet!

Score: 92-94/Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2022 - 2040

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Clinet opens slowly to reveal vibrant red and black fruits: red currants, black cherries, plums and cassis with touches of roses, yeast extract, wood smoke and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied with firm, grainy tannins and a taut, muscular palate of tightly wound fruits and compelling mineral accents, it finishes long with wonderful purity and fragrant earth accents. Apr 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 92-94/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Some green-olive and herb character. Medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Shows some solid and linear length on the finish.

Score: 92-93/100James Suckling

Black core. Lovely dense aroma of black fruit and graphite, really savoury/mineral, with graphite dominant at the moment. Much more juicy than I expected on the palate. Plenty of dark fruit but only just fresh enough. (JH)

Score: 16-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: Drink 2024-2032
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pomerol
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pomerol
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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