2007 Clinet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 91
  • IWC 90
  • NM 90

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WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2010
One of the finest Pomerols of the vintage Clinet's 2007 reveals an impressive display of chocolate-infused black cherry and blackberry fruit intertwined with hints of truffles and incense. It is a dense medium to... One of the finest Pomerols of the vintage Clinet's 2007 reveals an impressive display of chocolate-infused black cherry and blackberry fruit intertwined with hints of truffles and incense. It is a dense medium to full-bodied well-built effort with sweet tannin as well as surprising richness and length. This beauty a blend of 85% Merlot 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years. It was made from yields of 35 hectoliters per hectare and the natural alcohol is a remarkable 14%. - Robert Parker
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2010
Ruby-red. Wild aromas of plum cola cocoa powder smoky oak and game. A sweet fat midweight with very good intensity and depth to its surprisingly tangy primary raspberry fruit. Finishes with fairly serious but ripe tannins... Ruby-red. Wild aromas of plum cola cocoa powder smoky oak and game. A sweet fat midweight with very good intensity and depth to its surprisingly tangy primary raspberry fruit. Finishes with fairly serious but ripe tannins and very good thrust. A good showing. 90+
NM 90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, November 2011
Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. This has a pretty, Merlot bouquet with redcurrant and red cherries, well defined and very pure, hints of hot gravel and steaming espresso in the background. The... Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. This has a pretty, Merlot bouquet with redcurrant and red cherries, well defined and very pure, hints of hot gravel and steaming espresso in the background. The palate is very well defined with a saline entry, tensile tannins that are tightly wound with a dash of pepper just on the ferrous finish. Good length. Very fine but needs 4-5 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2007

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The vinification process for Chateau Clinet aims to maintain the freshness, finesse and character. Harvesting is always carried out manually, and following meticulous selection, gravity delivers the grapes to the vats. The cellar layout allows good traceability from the vineyard to the end of the aging period. The production of a well-defined parcel can be followed in each vat, then each barrel.

On average, fermentation and maceration lasts for one month, whereupon the wine is transferred into barrels. ‘Free run’ wines are separated from ‘pressed’ wines, and then aged separately. The wine is aged in French oak barrels. around 60 percent new with the remaining being one-year old.

Winery

Clinet

Chateau Clinet lies at the highest point of the Pomerol Plateau on the Gunz gravel terrace, origin of the appellation’s most prestigious crus. It’s a remarkable terroir of old gravel and deep clay over a subsoil of clinker. The vines sink roots 5 metres deep where they are gently warmed by naturally occurring volcanic stones.

The estate has been producing some of the world’s most prestigious wines for centuries. The Belleyme Map, published in 1785, shows the terroir of Chateau Clinet was already exclusively under vine.

Since the 1980s, Jean-Michel Arcaute has managed the vineyard. He has been instrumental in revolutionizing them, replanting with Merlot instead of Cabernet and introducing hand-harvesting, manual selection, and a longer cuvaison.

Merlot accounts for the vast majority of grape varieties (90%) with the remainder being made up of Cabernet-Sauvignon (9%) and Cabernet Franc (1%). The total area under vine is 11.3 hectares and the average age of the vines is 40 years.

The vines are grown with total respect for the environment, giving pride of place to tilling and grassing rather than using chemicals and the human hand over machines.