2017 Clinet, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1356625 93-95 points Jeb Dunnuck

 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.  (4/2018)

92-95 points Wine Spectator

 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. (JM)  (4/2018)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 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. (LPB)  (4/2018)

92-94 points Vinous

 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! (NM)  (5/2018)

92-93 points James Suckling

 Some green-olive and herb character. Medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Shows some solid and linear length on the finish.  (4/2018)

Jancis Robinson

 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)  (4/2018)

K&L Notes

90-93 points Antonio Galloni in Vinous: "The 2017 Clinet packs a serious punch. Dense, rich and explosive, the 2017 offers tons of pure power, but it also comes across as oaky and lacking the detail of the best years, at least at this stage. A rush of black cherry jam, inky fruit, grilled herbs, lavender, licorice and smoke builds into the pliant, enveloping finish. The 12% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend speaks with a loud voice. Tasted two times." (05/2018)


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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/18/2018 | Send Email
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Bravo on a reasonable price. The 2015 is about $150! Black fruit aromas and flavors. Exotic and a bit modern on the palate. Needs several years cellaring.
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By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/18/2018 | Send Email
Again in 2017 Ch. Clinet makes a delicious wine that is never hard and that always exhibits plenty of exotic black fruit. There is no question that Clinet is the best buy in all of Pomerol wine. For a comparable wine you, I believe you have to look at the great wine of Ch. L'Evangile and it's sky high price. Ralph Sands

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

Specific Appellation:

Pomerol

Alcohol Content (%): 13.5