Château Clinet 2010 Price € 210.00
Château Clinet 2010
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.
The blend is largely dominated by 85% Merlot, with some Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Cabernet Franc also included. Inky/purple-colored, the wine has an exceptionally full-bodied, layered, moderately tannic mouthfeel and impressive power. Loads of melted chocolate/fudge and black fruits galore along with some coffee bean, mocha, as well as some background oak are all present in this big, formidably endowed, masculine style of Pomerol that will take longer to shed its tannin than the 2009. Give this wine 5-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30+ years. The 2010 is another fabulous effort from this estate of just over 20 acres located in the sector named the same as the chateau, Clinet. Modest yields of 38 hectoliters per hectare produced a final blend that hit 14.4% natural alcohol.
Grape varieties: 90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon & 1% Cabernet Franc
Ageing: 16 months, 55% new barrels, 45% second fill barrels