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    Château Clinet

    About Château Clinet

    One of the most celebrated estates in Pomerol, Château Clinet is also known to be one of the oldest, with vines reportedly planted as early as 1785. The estate remained in the hands of the Constant family before being taken over by the Arnaud family, who also happens to own the legendary Pétrus! Despite the association with Pétrus, it wasn’t exactly a bed of roses on the get-go for Château Clinet, whose wines were initially lacklustre right until the 1970s when Jean-Michel Arcaute came on board.

     

    Viniculture

    With support from oenologist Michel Rolland, Jean-Michel decisively replaced most of the Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and raised the bar in production standards by re-introducing hand-harvesting, manual selection of berries and longer cuvaison. The fruits of his labour came in the form of a perfect score for the 1989 vintage, which catapulted Château Clinet into its meteoric ascent till today.

     

    Château Clinet’s vineyards are the highest in Pomerol. It is also one of the oldest estates in Pomerol, with records showing vines planted in 1785. In C18th Clinet and Pétrus were under the same ownership. Jean-Louis Laborde bought the estate in 1998. His son Ronan, could have been a marathon runner, instead, he took over management in 2004 and made his life’s work the return of Clinet to its previous position as one of the very top wines of Pomerol.

     

    The Clinet vineyard is tiny, with just 10ha of Merlot (88%) and Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Clinet is situated on great terroir on the Pomerol Plateau. Their closest neighbours are L’Eglise Clinet, Clos L’Eglise, Feytit-Clinet and Trotanoy. They also have vines sitting on more gravel close to Lafleur and Pétrus. The wines of Clinet are rich, supple, sensuous, powerful and in the best vintages, often showing floral, chocolate and spicy flavours. The wine ages well, developing sensuous textures and aromatic complexities.

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    18 Products

    Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Clinet 1996 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,695.34
    1996

    Clinet 1996 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (88)

    The 1996 Clinet, a blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, was bottled a few days after Ronan Laborde's father took over the château in March 1999, spending 21 months in new oak barrels and five months in stainless steel. There was some funkiness at first, but it seems to gain a degree of clarity: scents of smudged red fruit, undergrowth, fennel and thyme, fully mature yet somehow speaking more of the winery than the terroir. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a pleasant salinity on the entry, quite structured and not the usual voluptuous Clinet, as you would expect from this vintage. It is linear and perhaps a little broody, a slightly candied finish but rustic compared to other vintages, something that Robert Parker actually suggested might happen in one of his earlier notes. Comparing the two, I actually prefer the 1986 Clinet to the 1996. Tasted September 2016.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 88 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,695.34
    Clinet 2001 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £730.07
    2001

    Clinet 2001 (6x75cl)

    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (89-91)

    Saturated medium ruby. Aromas of blackberry, baking spices, charred meat and spicy oak. Dense, sweet and spicy, with lovely concentrated fresh fruit and a seamless texture. Nicely bright and delineated.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 89-91 (ST) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £730.07
    Clinet 2010 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £878.87
    2010

    Clinet 2010 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    Gorgeous nose with lots of dark fruit like plum and blueberries. Crushed pepper and chalk with wild strawberries and vanilla. Dense and velvety on the palate with superbly polished tannins and great depth. It's absolutely gorgeous now but needs at least five to six years of bottle age to really shows its great quality.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £878.87
    Clinet 2016 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,232.14
    2016

    Clinet 2016 (12x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (99)

    Tasted on four separate occasions, the 2016 Château Clinet is another brilliant wine from this estate. Showing slightly more freshness and purity than the 2015, its saturated purple color is followed by a thrilling array of crème de cassis, graphite, ground herbs, and a terrific sense of minerality. Deep, full-bodied, with building tannins, and a magical sense of purity and elegance paired with real density and depth, it needs short term cellaring and will keep for three decades.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,232.14
    Clinet 2016 (1x300cl)
    Inc. VAT: £541.12
    2016

    Clinet 2016 (1x300cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (99)

    Tasted on four separate occasions, the 2016 Château Clinet is another brilliant wine from this estate. Showing slightly more freshness and purity than the 2015, its saturated purple color is followed by a thrilling array of crème de cassis, graphite, ground herbs, and a terrific sense of minerality. Deep, full-bodied, with building tannins, and a magical sense of purity and elegance paired with real density and depth, it needs short term cellaring and will keep for three decades.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x300cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £541.12
    Clinet 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £616.07
    2016

    Clinet 2016 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (99)

    Tasted on four separate occasions, the 2016 Château Clinet is another brilliant wine from this estate. Showing slightly more freshness and purity than the 2015, its saturated purple color is followed by a thrilling array of crème de cassis, graphite, ground herbs, and a terrific sense of minerality. Deep, full-bodied, with building tannins, and a magical sense of purity and elegance paired with real density and depth, it needs short term cellaring and will keep for three decades.
    2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 99 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £616.07
    Clinet 2017 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £999.34
    2017

    Clinet 2017 (12x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (93-95)

    Reminding me of the 2014, the 2017 Château Clinet is a beautiful, dense, concentrated wine that has terrific notes of blueberries, spring flowers, and chocolaty oak. It’s very much in the style of the vintage with its cool, perfumed aromatics and sensational purity of fruit, yet it also has richness and weight. It’s a brilliant Pomerol.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93-95 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £999.34
    Clinet 2017 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £510.47
    2017

    Clinet 2017 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (93-95)

    Reminding me of the 2014, the 2017 Château Clinet is a beautiful, dense, concentrated wine that has terrific notes of blueberries, spring flowers, and chocolaty oak. It’s very much in the style of the vintage with its cool, perfumed aromatics and sensational purity of fruit, yet it also has richness and weight. It’s a brilliant Pomerol.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 93-95 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £510.47
    Clinet 2018 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,172.14
    2018

    Clinet 2018 (12x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (99)

    Including slightly more Cabernet Sauvignon than usual, the 2018 Château Clinet is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon that was brought up in 75% new French oak. One of the superstars of the vintage, it has incredible elegance and finesse as well as gorgeous richness and depth. Notes of cassis and truffly dark fruits as well as tobacco, damp earth, chocolate, and lead pencil shavings emerge from the glass, and it's full-bodied, with a seamless, multi-dimensional texture, gorgeous tannins, and a great, great finish. It already offers incredible pleasure, but it won't hit maturity for another 5-7 years and should evolve for 30 years or more. This magical wine is in the same league as the 2015 and 2016, and drinking these beauties over the coming decades will be an incredible treat.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,172.14
    Clinet 2018 (1x300cl)
    Inc. VAT: £514.72
    2018

    Clinet 2018 (1x300cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (99)

    Including slightly more Cabernet Sauvignon than usual, the 2018 Château Clinet is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon that was brought up in 75% new French oak. One of the superstars of the vintage, it has incredible elegance and finesse as well as gorgeous richness and depth. Notes of cassis and truffly dark fruits as well as tobacco, damp earth, chocolate, and lead pencil shavings emerge from the glass, and it's full-bodied, with a seamless, multi-dimensional texture, gorgeous tannins, and a great, great finish. It already offers incredible pleasure, but it won't hit maturity for another 5-7 years and should evolve for 30 years or more. This magical wine is in the same league as the 2015 and 2016, and drinking these beauties over the coming decades will be an incredible treat.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x300cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £514.72
    Clinet 2018 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £605.27
    2018

    Clinet 2018 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (99)

    Including slightly more Cabernet Sauvignon than usual, the 2018 Château Clinet is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon that was brought up in 75% new French oak. One of the superstars of the vintage, it has incredible elegance and finesse as well as gorgeous richness and depth. Notes of cassis and truffly dark fruits as well as tobacco, damp earth, chocolate, and lead pencil shavings emerge from the glass, and it's full-bodied, with a seamless, multi-dimensional texture, gorgeous tannins, and a great, great finish. It already offers incredible pleasure, but it won't hit maturity for another 5-7 years and should evolve for 30 years or more. This magical wine is in the same league as the 2015 and 2016, and drinking these beauties over the coming decades will be an incredible treat.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £605.27
    Clinet 2019 (3x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £870.47
    2019

    Clinet 2019 (3x150cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (98)

    The 2019 Clinet has maintained the stunning delineation that I discerned from the barrel sample. Pure black cherries, hints of cassis and wilted violet scents unfold in the glass with effortless ease, and the oak (75% new, 25% used for 18 months) is neatly integrated. The poised palate is medium-bodied, taut and fresh, with fine-grained tannins and disarming mineralité, particularly toward the finish, which delivers tremendous length and saliva-inducing salinity on the aftertaste. There is a pleasing strictness to this Clinet that is apposite to the flamboyant and decadent wines of the Nineties. This Clinet is one of Ronan Laborde's great achievements.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 98 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £870.47
    Clinet 2019 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £743.27
    2019

    Clinet 2019 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (98)

    The 2019 Clinet has maintained the stunning delineation that I discerned from the barrel sample. Pure black cherries, hints of cassis and wilted violet scents unfold in the glass with effortless ease, and the oak (75% new, 25% used for 18 months) is neatly integrated. The poised palate is medium-bodied, taut and fresh, with fine-grained tannins and disarming mineralité, particularly toward the finish, which delivers tremendous length and saliva-inducing salinity on the aftertaste. There is a pleasing strictness to this Clinet that is apposite to the flamboyant and decadent wines of the Nineties. This Clinet is one of Ronan Laborde's great achievements.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 98 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £743.27
    Clinet 2020 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £422.64
    2020

    Clinet 2020 (3x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (96-98+)

    I continue to love the wines from this estate, and the 2020 Château Clinet is no exception. Straight-up sensational notes of blueberries, cassis, violets, tobacco, and earth all emerge from the glass, and this beauty is full-bodied, with a rich, concentrated mid-palate, flawless balance, and a great finish. It shows the tighter, fresher, more focused style of the vintage, yet it still brings plenty of mid-palate depth as well as an expansive texture. It has enough oak to warrant short-term bottle age but will have 25-30 years of overall longevity. This is a gorgeous wine.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96-98+ (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £422.64
    Clinet 2020 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £693.47
    2020

    Clinet 2020 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (96-98+)

    I continue to love the wines from this estate, and the 2020 Château Clinet is no exception. Straight-up sensational notes of blueberries, cassis, violets, tobacco, and earth all emerge from the glass, and this beauty is full-bodied, with a rich, concentrated mid-palate, flawless balance, and a great finish. It shows the tighter, fresher, more focused style of the vintage, yet it still brings plenty of mid-palate depth as well as an expansive texture. It has enough oak to warrant short-term bottle age but will have 25-30 years of overall longevity. This is a gorgeous wine.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 96-98+ (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £693.47
    Clinet 2021 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £494.87
    2021

    Clinet 2021 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (93-96)

    Coming from a mix of clay and gravelly soils spread across a 10-hectare vineyard and 40-year-old vines, the 2021 Château Clinet is another brilliant success by Ronan Laborde, who continues to make one of the greatest Pomerols out there. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon (which is a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon for Pomerol), it sports a deep purple hue to go with brilliant notes of blueberries, blackberries, violets, and minty herbs. More medium to full-bodied on the palate, it shows the fresher, elegant style of the vintage yet still brings plenty of mid-palate depth, ripe, velvety tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. It's a stunning success in the vintage that will drink nicely on release yet evolve for 20 years or more.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +2 years

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 93-96 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £494.87
    Ronan by Clinet 2011 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £259.20
    2011

    Ronan by Clinet 2011 (6x75cl)
    As per photos ,1989758 Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £259.20
    Ronan by Clinet 2014 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £140.87
    2014

    Ronan by Clinet 2014 (6x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £140.87
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Clinet 1996 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,386.00
    1996

    Clinet 1996 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (88)

    The 1996 Clinet, a blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, was bottled a few days after Ronan Laborde's father took over the château in March 1999, spending 21 months in new oak barrels and five months in stainless steel. There was some funkiness at first, but it seems to gain a degree of clarity: scents of smudged red fruit, undergrowth, fennel and thyme, fully mature yet somehow speaking more of the winery than the terroir. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a pleasant salinity on the entry, quite structured and not the usual voluptuous Clinet, as you would expect from this vintage. It is linear and perhaps a little broody, a slightly candied finish but rustic compared to other vintages, something that Robert Parker actually suggested might happen in one of his earlier notes. Comparing the two, I actually prefer the 1986 Clinet to the 1996. Tasted September 2016.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 88 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,386.00
    Clinet 2001 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £595.00
    2001

    Clinet 2001 (6x75cl)

    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (89-91)

    Saturated medium ruby. Aromas of blackberry, baking spices, charred meat and spicy oak. Dense, sweet and spicy, with lovely concentrated fresh fruit and a seamless texture. Nicely bright and delineated.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 89-91 (ST) Read Review/Description In Bond: £595.00
    Clinet 2010 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £719.00
    2010

    Clinet 2010 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    Gorgeous nose with lots of dark fruit like plum and blueberries. Crushed pepper and chalk with wild strawberries and vanilla. Dense and velvety on the palate with superbly polished tannins and great depth. It's absolutely gorgeous now but needs at least five to six years of bottle age to really shows its great quality.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £719.00
    Clinet 2016 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,000.00
    2016

    Clinet 2016 (12x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (99)

    Tasted on four separate occasions, the 2016 Château Clinet is another brilliant wine from this estate. Showing slightly more freshness and purity than the 2015, its saturated purple color is followed by a thrilling array of crème de cassis, graphite, ground herbs, and a terrific sense of minerality. Deep, full-bodied, with building tannins, and a magical sense of purity and elegance paired with real density and depth, it needs short term cellaring and will keep for three decades.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,000.00
    Clinet 2016 (1x300cl)
    In Bond: £442.00
    2016

    Clinet 2016 (1x300cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (99)

    Tasted on four separate occasions, the 2016 Château Clinet is another brilliant wine from this estate. Showing slightly more freshness and purity than the 2015, its saturated purple color is followed by a thrilling array of crème de cassis, graphite, ground herbs, and a terrific sense of minerality. Deep, full-bodied, with building tannins, and a magical sense of purity and elegance paired with real density and depth, it needs short term cellaring and will keep for three decades.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x300cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £442.00
    Clinet 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £500.00
    2016

    Clinet 2016 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (99)

    Tasted on four separate occasions, the 2016 Château Clinet is another brilliant wine from this estate. Showing slightly more freshness and purity than the 2015, its saturated purple color is followed by a thrilling array of crème de cassis, graphite, ground herbs, and a terrific sense of minerality. Deep, full-bodied, with building tannins, and a magical sense of purity and elegance paired with real density and depth, it needs short term cellaring and will keep for three decades.
    2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £500.00
    Clinet 2017 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £806.00
    2017

    Clinet 2017 (12x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (93-95)

    Reminding me of the 2014, the 2017 Château Clinet is a beautiful, dense, concentrated wine that has terrific notes of blueberries, spring flowers, and chocolaty oak. It’s very much in the style of the vintage with its cool, perfumed aromatics and sensational purity of fruit, yet it also has richness and weight. It’s a brilliant Pomerol.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93-95 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £806.00
    Clinet 2017 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £412.00
    2017

    Clinet 2017 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (93-95)

    Reminding me of the 2014, the 2017 Château Clinet is a beautiful, dense, concentrated wine that has terrific notes of blueberries, spring flowers, and chocolaty oak. It’s very much in the style of the vintage with its cool, perfumed aromatics and sensational purity of fruit, yet it also has richness and weight. It’s a brilliant Pomerol.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 93-95 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £412.00
    Clinet 2018 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £950.00
    2018

    Clinet 2018 (12x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (99)

    Including slightly more Cabernet Sauvignon than usual, the 2018 Château Clinet is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon that was brought up in 75% new French oak. One of the superstars of the vintage, it has incredible elegance and finesse as well as gorgeous richness and depth. Notes of cassis and truffly dark fruits as well as tobacco, damp earth, chocolate, and lead pencil shavings emerge from the glass, and it's full-bodied, with a seamless, multi-dimensional texture, gorgeous tannins, and a great, great finish. It already offers incredible pleasure, but it won't hit maturity for another 5-7 years and should evolve for 30 years or more. This magical wine is in the same league as the 2015 and 2016, and drinking these beauties over the coming decades will be an incredible treat.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £950.00
    Clinet 2018 (1x300cl)
    In Bond: £420.00
    2018

    Clinet 2018 (1x300cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (99)

    Including slightly more Cabernet Sauvignon than usual, the 2018 Château Clinet is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon that was brought up in 75% new French oak. One of the superstars of the vintage, it has incredible elegance and finesse as well as gorgeous richness and depth. Notes of cassis and truffly dark fruits as well as tobacco, damp earth, chocolate, and lead pencil shavings emerge from the glass, and it's full-bodied, with a seamless, multi-dimensional texture, gorgeous tannins, and a great, great finish. It already offers incredible pleasure, but it won't hit maturity for another 5-7 years and should evolve for 30 years or more. This magical wine is in the same league as the 2015 and 2016, and drinking these beauties over the coming decades will be an incredible treat.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x300cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £420.00
    Clinet 2018 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £491.00
    2018

    Clinet 2018 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (99)

    Including slightly more Cabernet Sauvignon than usual, the 2018 Château Clinet is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon that was brought up in 75% new French oak. One of the superstars of the vintage, it has incredible elegance and finesse as well as gorgeous richness and depth. Notes of cassis and truffly dark fruits as well as tobacco, damp earth, chocolate, and lead pencil shavings emerge from the glass, and it's full-bodied, with a seamless, multi-dimensional texture, gorgeous tannins, and a great, great finish. It already offers incredible pleasure, but it won't hit maturity for another 5-7 years and should evolve for 30 years or more. This magical wine is in the same league as the 2015 and 2016, and drinking these beauties over the coming decades will be an incredible treat.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £491.00
    Clinet 2019 (3x150cl)
    In Bond: £712.00
    2019

    Clinet 2019 (3x150cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (98)

    The 2019 Clinet has maintained the stunning delineation that I discerned from the barrel sample. Pure black cherries, hints of cassis and wilted violet scents unfold in the glass with effortless ease, and the oak (75% new, 25% used for 18 months) is neatly integrated. The poised palate is medium-bodied, taut and fresh, with fine-grained tannins and disarming mineralité, particularly toward the finish, which delivers tremendous length and saliva-inducing salinity on the aftertaste. There is a pleasing strictness to this Clinet that is apposite to the flamboyant and decadent wines of the Nineties. This Clinet is one of Ronan Laborde's great achievements.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 98 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £712.00
    Clinet 2019 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £606.00
    2019

    Clinet 2019 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (98)

    The 2019 Clinet has maintained the stunning delineation that I discerned from the barrel sample. Pure black cherries, hints of cassis and wilted violet scents unfold in the glass with effortless ease, and the oak (75% new, 25% used for 18 months) is neatly integrated. The poised palate is medium-bodied, taut and fresh, with fine-grained tannins and disarming mineralité, particularly toward the finish, which delivers tremendous length and saliva-inducing salinity on the aftertaste. There is a pleasing strictness to this Clinet that is apposite to the flamboyant and decadent wines of the Nineties. This Clinet is one of Ronan Laborde's great achievements.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 98 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £606.00
    Clinet 2020 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: £345.50
    2020

    Clinet 2020 (3x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (96-98+)

    I continue to love the wines from this estate, and the 2020 Château Clinet is no exception. Straight-up sensational notes of blueberries, cassis, violets, tobacco, and earth all emerge from the glass, and this beauty is full-bodied, with a rich, concentrated mid-palate, flawless balance, and a great finish. It shows the tighter, fresher, more focused style of the vintage, yet it still brings plenty of mid-palate depth as well as an expansive texture. It has enough oak to warrant short-term bottle age but will have 25-30 years of overall longevity. This is a gorgeous wine.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96-98+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £345.50
    Clinet 2020 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £564.50
    2020

    Clinet 2020 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (96-98+)

    I continue to love the wines from this estate, and the 2020 Château Clinet is no exception. Straight-up sensational notes of blueberries, cassis, violets, tobacco, and earth all emerge from the glass, and this beauty is full-bodied, with a rich, concentrated mid-palate, flawless balance, and a great finish. It shows the tighter, fresher, more focused style of the vintage, yet it still brings plenty of mid-palate depth as well as an expansive texture. It has enough oak to warrant short-term bottle age but will have 25-30 years of overall longevity. This is a gorgeous wine.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 96-98+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £564.50
    Clinet 2021 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £399.00
    2021

    Clinet 2021 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (93-96)

    Coming from a mix of clay and gravelly soils spread across a 10-hectare vineyard and 40-year-old vines, the 2021 Château Clinet is another brilliant success by Ronan Laborde, who continues to make one of the greatest Pomerols out there. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon (which is a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon for Pomerol), it sports a deep purple hue to go with brilliant notes of blueberries, blackberries, violets, and minty herbs. More medium to full-bodied on the palate, it shows the fresher, elegant style of the vintage yet still brings plenty of mid-palate depth, ripe, velvety tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. It's a stunning success in the vintage that will drink nicely on release yet evolve for 20 years or more.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +2 years

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 93-96 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £399.00
    Ronan by Clinet 2011 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £259.20
    2011

    Ronan by Clinet 2011 (6x75cl)
    As per photos ,1989758 Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £259.20
    Ronan by Clinet 2014 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £104.00
    2014

    Ronan by Clinet 2014 (6x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 - In Bond: £104.00

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