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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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Deepish ruby. Fruity, dark berries, ripe, some chocolate and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, fresh, fruity, intense, playful Clinet, long and juicy. 90-92

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Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black centre. Aromatic nose with pure fruit, aroma reminsicent of sloe and elderberries, blackberries , discreet hints of spicyness in the background. On the palate well structured with elegant character, fine tannins and good length, discreet fruit in the finish.
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Pomerol, Bordeaux

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Clinet 2014  ( Château Clinet )

Deepish ruby. Fruity, dark berries, ripe, some chocolate and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, fresh, fruity, intense, playful Clinet, long and juicy. 90-92

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Clinet 2014  ( Château Clinet )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black centre. Aromatic nose with pure fruit, aroma reminsicent of sloe and elderberries, blackberries , discreet hints of spicyness in the background. On the palate well structured with elegant character, fine tannins and good length, discreet fruit in the finish."

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