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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

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The Story

Château CLINET is one of the most prestigious estates of the Pomerol wine region, set amongst the finest parcels of this well-known plateau. Located 40km to the east of Bordeaux, on the right bank of the Garonne River, its gravelly clay soil makes Pomerol the terroir of the finest Merlots in the world. The natural resources required to produce the exceptional quality of our grapes, simply cannot be reproduced anywhere else on earth.

Successive generations of owners have been producing world-renowned wines here for centuries and, since 1998, it has been the duty and privilege of the Laborde family to perpetuate the highest possible standards, observing the traditions of a strict cultural approach.


In the 1980s Jean-Michel Arcaute married Clinet's proprietor George Audy's daughter and by 1986 Jean Michel was running the property. He engaged the services of cult oenologist Michel Rolland, who introduced much later harvesting, ensuring super-ripe fruit, as well as extending the amount of time the wines spent in 100% new oak barriques. 

Clinet produces a wine which is concentrated and rich but is supremely well balanced with a finish that lasts and lasts. It is hard to resist when young, yet the wines from the best vintages will continue to improve for over 10 years. Jean-Michel Arcaute was tragically killed in a boating accident in 2001.

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Ruby. Dark fruits, some vanilla, blueberries, scented, needs air to open. Quite intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, ripe, dark berries, juicy, somewhat lean and note the most complex but still quite intense. Long. Drink over the next ten years. 90

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Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black centre. Expressive character with complex fruit, balmy spices and almost smokey toasting though still on the elegant side. On the palate well balanced with mature tannins and opulent character, fine fruit and discreet spicyness lingering in the finish, a wine with complex character and excellent length.
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Pomerol, Bordeaux

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Clinet 2013  ( Château Clinet )

Ruby. Dark fruits, some vanilla, blueberries, scented, needs air to open. Quite intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, ripe, dark berries, juicy, somewhat lean and note the most complex but still quite intense. Long. Drink over the next ten years. 90

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Clinet 2013  ( Château Clinet )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black centre. Expressive character with complex fruit, balmy spices and almost smokey toasting though still on the elegant side. On the palate well balanced with mature tannins and opulent character, fine fruit and discreet spicyness lingering in the finish, a wine with complex character and excellent length. "

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Clinet 2013  ( Château Clinet )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black centre. Fine fruit, clearly defined structure, elegant but rather closed. On the palate well balanced with distinct but mature tannins, elegant fruit and hints of mild spices. Good length. "

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