chateau clinet, pomerol 2010
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

2010 chateau clinet, pomerol

Why We're Buying

Leaf thinning. Green harvesting. Hand harvesting. These are all vineyard management techniques that started at Château Clinet. The continued willingness to innovate and the exceptional terroir are why the merlot will remain investment-worthy now and in the future.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The blend is largely dominated by 85% Merlot, with some Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Cabernet Franc also included. Inky/purple-colored, the wine has an exceptionally full-bodied, layered, moderately tannic mouthfeel and impressive power. Loads of melted chocolate/fudge and black fruits galore along with some coffee bean, mocha, as well as some background oak are all present in this big, formidably endowed, masculine style of Pomerol that will take longer to shed its tannin than the 2009. I would give this wine 5-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30+ years. The 2010 is another fabulous effort from this estate of just over 20 acres located in the sector named the same as the chateau, Clinet. (RP) 96+