Medium ruby in colour. Medium + intensive of black berry fruits on the nose. Ripe black plums on the palate, quite juicy and almost full bodied. Medium + length on the finish. Though drinkable now, this wine can benefit in terms of complexity with a further 3 to 5 years of cellaring. Drink now till 2030.
Well priced for Clinet with decent ratings. Give 2013 vintage a try! This makes a good wine gift too.
For those who are new to Pomerol, it is a small appellation/sub-region of Bordeaux. So small that you can cycle or take long walks. This is the appellation where two ultra premium priced Bordeaux - Petrus and Le Pin are located. Predominantly Merlot based blends.
'Barrel Sample. A rich and structured wine, this combines both the ripeness of mature Merlot and a solid, dry texture. It’s full, with a good future. ' Wine Enthusiasts 93-95, 2014.
'The 2013 Clinet is terrific. Dark red and blue fruits, new leather, violets, menthol and sweet spices meld together in a wine of rare distinction for the year. This is one of the more pliant, expressive 2013s readers will come across. The finish is long, silky and polished. The oak needs time to fully integrated, but I don't think that is going to be a problem. This is a terrific showing.' Vinous 91-93,
'This is sneakily deep and long, with bramble, licorice root and warm fruitcake notes enhancing a core of sappy kirsch, blackberry coulis and plum compote flavors. Everything pulls together nicely on the finish, though this needs time to stretch out fully. This has really beefed up since the barrel tasting. Best from 2018 through 2027.' Wine Spectator 91