2019 Château Clinet, Pomerol

2019 Château Clinet, Pomerol

The 2019 Clinet is likely to be one of the most sought after wines from Bordeaux this year. One of the oldest vineyards in Bordeaux, with vines planted in 1785. Now run by the super-talented Ronan Laborde, and neighbouring L'Eglise-Clinet, as well as having vines near Petrus & Lafleur, this is one to watch.

Critic score
97/100 info

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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Pomerol, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2027 - 2048info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

The 2019 Clinet is just so fragrant on the nose: black and red fruit vying for attention, iris and incense, touches of truffle in the background. The purity that Ronan Laborde and his team have achieved should be applauded. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins, perfect acidity, brilliant focus and a killer sense of tension on the finish. This is a stunning Clinet, the best that I have encountered in barrel over 20 years of tasting. That creamy texture takes your breath away. Up there with the very best - a Clinet that rivets you to the spot.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (June 2020)

A firm, silky red with blackberry, black-olive, green-olive and stone aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied with juicy fruit and a flavorful finish. The balance and texture of this wine is exceptional.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (June 2020)

Seductive and appealing blend of rich coffee and chocolate alongside pulsing cassis and bilberry fruits. Great quality Clinet, extremely well expressed with controlled ripe fruits and firm tannins that provide a pretty strict frame at this point. This is a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon for a Pomerol wine, and it gives characteristic poise and balance. A yield of 38hl/ha. 75% new oak.

Jane Anson, Decanter (June 2020)

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