2020 Ch. Clinet - Pomerol
|€ 77,00 (€ 93,17)|
IN DE PERS
94-96 Neal Martin – vinous.com (Mei 2021)
The 2020 Clinet was picked September 14–17 for the Merlot and September 24 for the Cabernet Sauvignon, at 38hl/ha, and matured in 80% new oak. Its 15.0° alcohol is the highest ever. The bravura nose delivers copious black cherries, blueberry and violet aromas that explode from the glass. This is a Pomerol that really wants to make an impression. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannins, hints of chocolate chip infusing the mixture of black and blueberry fruit. Lavish and satiny in texture toward the long finish. This is a bold and extravagant Clinet that I hope will just find a little refinement and more terroir expression during its élevage. If it does, it should land at the top of my banded score. Drink 2027 - 2055.
93-95 Antonio Galloni – vinous.com (Mei 2021)
The 2020 Clinet is a gorgeous, vivid Pomerol. Today, the Clinet feels a bit closed in on itself, but has terrific energy and plenty of drive. Dark cherry jam, mocha, rose petal, new leather and tobacco start to open with a bit of time in the glass. Readers will have to be patient here. There is plenty to look forward to. Drink 2030 - 2060.
95 Jane Anson – decanter.com (Mei 2021)
Deep cherry damson red in colour, clear depth. Touches of kicking spice right from the start, I like the surprise of the battle between richness and bitterness. It feels like a heavy blanket of fruit which is burrowing down but then kicks off to let the air in alongside velvet stroking tannins, very Pomerol with coffee and chocolate. Feels confident and powerful, good stuff, if broad shouldered. A yield of 38 hl/ha. Will see at least 16 months in barrel. Tasted twice, also at Pomeol Seduction; and this is a big, seductive wine. Drinking Window 2029 – 2044.
96-98 Lisa Perrotti-Brown – robertparker.com (Mei 2021)
The 2020 Clinet (a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon) has an opaque purple-black color, needing a little coaxing to unleash bold, powerful notes of plum preserves, blueberry compote and black raspberries, followed by suggestions of cracked black pepper, menthol, cedar chest and rose oil with a hint of licorice. The big, rich, full-bodied palate is a powerhouse, bursting with impactful black and blue fruit preserves flavors, supported by ripe, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and fantastically perfumed. Drink 2027 – 2057.
96-97 James Suckling – jamessuckling (April 2021)
This is extremely polished with ultra fine tannins that are so exquisite, giving this a seamless and weightless mouth feel. Medium-bodied, extremely long and harmonious.
96-98 Jeb Dunnuck – jebdunnuck.com (Mei 2021)
17/20 Julia Harding MW – jancisrobinson.com (Mei 2021)
Full bottle 1,360 g. Cask sample taken 6 April. 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Vines 39 years old. Very dark right to the purplish rim. Rich and sumptuous aroma of pure, sweet, black fruit, entwined with oak's sweet spice. Powerful and a little charry on the palate, the tannins thick and compact but already smooth. A big, alcoholic beast of a wine but ends with unexpected freshness, and, even with this high alcohol, just about in balance. Long, chewy finish. Wholesome, powerful. 15.5%. Drink 2030 – 2044.
95-97 lefigaro.fr (Mei 2021)
93-95 Yohan Castaing - anthocyanes.fr (Mei 2021)
94-95 Bettane & Desseauve (Mei 2021)
Chateau Clinet in Pomerol is eigendom van een bijzonder sympathieke en ambitieuze marathonloper, Ronan Laborde. Zijn excellente, ernstige en intense wijnen zijn "incontournables". De kleine wijngaard van 10,74 hectare is een patchwork van percelen op klei en graves aan de rand van het plateau van Pomerol nabij l’Eglise Clinet, Clos l’Eglise en Feytit Clinet. 88% Merlot en 12% Cabernet Sauvignon (en geen Cabernet Franc meer sinds 2018) aangeplant op een densiteit van 6.600 tot 7.200 wijnstokken per hectare (voor de meest recente aanplantingen). De gemiddelde leeftijd van de wijngaard was 41 jaar in 2018. Er wordt gewerkt in lutte raisonnée, zonder gebruik van nadelige CMR-producten (carcinogic, mutagenic or reprotoxic). De wijnranken worden geleid tot 1,75m hoogte. De productie beperkt zich tot 4.000 kisten. De wijnjaren 1989 en 2009 werden bekroond met perfecte parkerscores. Michel Rolland is hier de consulent.