2016 Chateau Clinet Pomerol PRE-ARRIVAL

$109.95
WA96-98WS94-97JS94-95VN92-95

Is there a better QPR in Pomerol than this one? It is sophisticated and one of the most nuanced I have encountered…complex and focused with a subtle spiciness coming through on the finish, which fans out with confidence and leaves a disarming, saline tang in the mouth. Yes, this is a magnificent Clinet, cool and mineral-soaked, both cerebral and lip-smackingly delicious." - The Wine Advocate

NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL OFFERING; WINE ARRIVES IN FALL 2019; YOUR ORDER IS NOT FINAL UNTIL CONFIRMED BY YOUR WINE SCOUT.

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Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Ronan Laborde
Vintage:
2016
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 65% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pomerol
Total Varietal Composition %:
90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1WCLI16IR3
WA96-98

Wine Advocate

The 2016 Clinet is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that was picked from 22 September for the young vines, the older vines picked 1 and 2 October, finishing with the Cabernet Sauvignon the following day. It was cropped at 49 hectoliters per hectare and matured in 70% new oak and the remainder in second-fill barrels. It has 14.15% alcohol and a record-breaking 94 IPT. It has a very linear bouquet, quite strict and intense with a light iodine and marine scent merging with the black fruit. This is a more "aristocratic" nose for Clinet, sophisticated and one of the most nuanced I have encountered. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin that forms the foundation of a more masculine Clinet, complex and focused with a subtle spiciness coming through on the finish, which fans out with confidence and leaves a disarming, saline tang in the mouth. Yes, this is a magnificent Clinet, cool and mineral-soaked, both cerebral and lip-smackingly delicious.