Located on the highest part of the famous Pomerol plateau, château Clinet has an outstanding terroir - a Gönz gravel terrace that is home to the appellation's most prized estates. Clinet was acquired in 1998 by Jean-Louis Laborde. Using sustainable methods in the vineyard and the most natural possible winemaking methods, the Laborde family has worked hard ever since to make the most of this exceptional terroir. An ambitious restructuring program took place in part of the vineyard and infinite care is taken in day-to-day operations: ploughing, training to just the right height, pruning, leaf thinning, etc. Inaugurated in time for the 2004 vintage, the cellar was designed in such a way as to make maximum use of gravity flow.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2013 Clinet was one of the better wines that I tasted from barrel. Indeed both Robert Parker and I scored this Pomerol around the same mark and now it is in bottle, it has fulfilled my expectations as a delicious, easy-going, but still well-crafted wine from Ronan Laborde. It has a delicate but precise bouquet that gains intensity in the glass, cassis and a touch of wild mint, ground pepper emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly grainy tannin that need another 12-18 months to soften, however there is adequate fruit underneath with a linear, slightly sappy finish. Enjoy this over the next 10-12 years.
|Grape varieties||Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc|
|Producer/Bottled by||GROUPE CLINET 33500 POMEROL FRANCE|
- R. Gabriel : 17
- J. Robinson : 16,5
- Vineyard : Libournais
- Wine Spectator : 91
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc