Peter Maude Fine Wines
2020, Château Clinet, POMEROL
$161 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec
This small 9 hectare property is situated at the edge of the plateau of Pomerol behind Clos L'Eglise. 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. 96-97 James Suckling.
The big, rich, full-bodied palate is a powerhouse, bursting with impactful black and blue fruit-preserves flavours, supported by ripe, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and fantastically perfumed. 96-98 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate.
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. 94-96 Neal Martin, Vinous.
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. 95 Jane Anson, Decanter.