Château Clinet 2012 Price € 100.00
Château Clinet 2012
Château Clinet, owned by the Laborde family, produces consistently excellent wines. Its vineyards stand at the highest point of the Pomerol plateau, in the heart of the appellation’s most prestigious crus. The average age of the vines is 51 years, precise and organic farming methods are applied. The vinification and ageing cellars are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Last vintages were highly praised by critics, including 100 points PARKER in 2009.
Although hardly comparable to what Clinet achieved in both 2009 and 2010, the 2012 Clinet is another star of the vintage. A powerful, full-bodied, muscular Pomerol, it reveals a dense purple color in addition to lots of opulence, a layered, full-bodied richness (somewhat atypical for the vintage), beautiful density and plenty of mocha, black cherry, truffle and graphite notes. It is a surprisingly full yet accessible Clinet that will be drinkable long before the 2009 and 2010 hit their plateaus of maturity. Drink the 2012 over the next 15 years.
Grape varieties: 90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon & 1% Cabernet Franc
Ageing: 16 months, 55% new barrels, 45% second fill barrels