Chateau Clinet 2016
Blend: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
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This is a wine that makes you want to slow down, take your time and let those flavours envelop you. It's a little subdued right now, but the texture pulls you in and holds on tight. There is Cabernet in the DNA here and you feel it: a touch of austerity in the first breath, then an intense punch of dark, tight cassis fruits with a liquorice and dark chocolate finish. It's taken on more flesh on the bones during ageing, with the aromatics blossoming through the glass and revealing floral, violet-stained edging and a silky smooth tannic frame. Drinking Window 2024 - 2040
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.
Ripe and spicy, this is a dense wine with solid tannins. Black plum and blackberry flavors give the wine its fruitiness, while the spicy tannins promise aging. This powerful wine has a good future.
Flowers, black cherries and a scant touch of pie crust sweetness are comfortably joined in the easy-going aromas of this slightly laid-back effort, and, rather than emphasizing amplified extract and sinewy strength, it is, at least for now, a Pomerol of propriety and tasteful understatement. It is, nonetheless, a wine that will age nicely by way of its careful composition with maturity arriving well in advance of its tenth anniversary.
It makes up one of the most prestigious terroirs of the appellation, set as it is upon the best parcels of the renowned gravel terraces of Gunz, terroir of the greatest Merlots in the world.