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2016 Château Clinet

Pomerol
(OWC)

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PRICE:
$1,188.00 per Case of Bottles

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
6 cases of Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The 2016 Clinet is composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged using the Oxoline system, in 70% new and 30% one-year-old barrels for 16 months. It has a deep garnet-purple color with cedar and smoked meats on the nose giving way to black and red plums and earthy notions with wafts of cassis and pencil shavings. The palate is medium to full-bodied, elegant, polished and vivacious with loads of red and black fruit layers and an earthy finish. Around 4,416 cases produced." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue, November 2018
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2022-2052


"The 2016 Clinet, a blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, was cropped at 49hl/ha and matured in 70% new oak. It has a quintessential Pomerol bouquet of vibrant floral aromas, black cherries and hints of Christmas cake and truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and very harmonious and refined. The sample at the château showed a touch more backbone than the one at the London UGC tastings, offering plenty of blackberry and black olive notes and then turning saline toward the dense, muscular finish. A classy, sophisticated Clinet that will reward those with the nous to cellar it for several years. Outstanding." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 96+
Drink from: 2020-2045


"Beautiful blue fruit and earth with hints of black truffle, this has a violet and fragrant edge, too. Really complex, youthful impression here. The palate has mouthwatering fruit flavor and terrific sense of fresh energy and cut on the finish. A blend of 90 per cent merlot and ten per cent cabernet sauvignon. Try from 2024." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2024


"The 2016 Clinet offers an intriguing combination of power and finesse. Iron, smoke, red cherry jam, blood orange and leather all power through in this racy, sensual Pomerol. In some moments, Clinet is silky and nuanced, while at other times a darker, more brooding side comes through. The 2016 has so much to offer. I would prefer to cellar it for at least a few years." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2024-2036


"Warm and fleshy in feel, showing dark plum, boysenberry and blackberry sauce flavors infused with mulling spice and black tea notes. Singed alder and tobacco hints flicker on the finish, adding texture. This delivers an encore of fruit detail on the finish too, with some sneaky length. Seductive. Best from 2021 through 2034. 4,000 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2021-2034


"Dark purplish crimson. Intense but with some refreshment, and a light note of damp rope! Pretty testing tannins for the moment. But lots of juice behind that. Needs quite a bit of time. Ambitious. Certainly not too sweet..." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/31/2018)

Rating: 16.5+
Drink from: 2024-2038


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