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2000 Clinet Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pomerol - Red

France - Bordeaux - Pomerol

Red Bordeaux Blend
Producer Notes

Chateau Clinet is located at the highest point of the Pomerol Plateau on the famous Gunz gravel terrace, origin of the appellation's most prestigious crus. Clinet's reputation as a fine wine producer was already established by the 19thC. The property belonged to the Constant Family before passing into the hands of the Arnaud Family, who were at the same time owners of Chateau Petrus. From 1900 to... More »

Score
93
JR 14.5
IWC 90
WA 92
WS 96
Drink Dates
Comm: 2005-2025 WA: 2008-2020 WS: 2010+
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IWC 90
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 108

($140) Dark red, but more brown than ruby. Roasted, wild aromas of game, truffle and stewed tomato. Slightly sauvage flavors of gamey red fruits, coffee, cedar and spices; sweet and superripe but with adequate supporting acidity. More pliant than it appeared to be a year ago from barrel. Surprisingly subtle on the firm back end, yet the notes of cedar and coffee seem rather evolved. Perhaps best suited for drinking over the next ten years.

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JR 14.5
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2006-2016

Blackish crimson. Very developed nose. Sweet start and then very awkward pinched palate with lots of acidity. Some greenness.

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WA 92
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 146
Drink Dates 2008-2020

Tasted four times from bottle (two were corked), this wine is somewhat monolithic, but there is a lot going on, hence the high score. Its youthful disjointedness is certainly a thing of the past, as the wine now exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color and a pure nose of Asian spices intermixed with smoky black currant, raspberry, and blueberry notes with some wood in the background. The wine is full-bodied, pure, sweet, and dense, with a multi-layered texture. There is plenty of tannin in the finish, but it is largely concealed by impressive quantities of extract and fruit. Certainly this is the finest Clinet made under the relatively new administration of Jean-Louis Laborde.

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WS 96
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2010+

Chocolate and berry, with mineral and cream. Full-bodied, with a wonderful velvety, caressing texture and a long, long finish. Wonderfully balanced and generous. Best Clinet I have ever tasted. 2,330 cases made.

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Author Bruce Lam
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 87.5%
Tasted On 03/11/2011
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Author CaymanSomm
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.875%
Tasted On 03/16/2010
Drink Dates 2005-2025
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Author Boat
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.364%
Tasted On 06/18/2009
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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 95.745%
Tasted On 11/25/2008

Wine had a musty oxidized taste, Cloudy in color. Susbequently returned for credit to Vinfolio

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Author DJS
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.727%
Tasted On 09/27/2008
Drink Dates

Lush savage wine.... Meaty, smoky, yet fruit rich wine.... Surprisingly powerful attack and mouthfeel... Not a sophisticated, suave wine.... I wonder how this will evolve as I had trouble discerning tannic backbone...

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