2008 Clinet Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WA 94
  • WS 93
  • WE 91
  • JS 90

Reviews for 2008 Clinet Bordeaux Blend

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
Another resounding success for the vintage the opaque purple-colored 2008 Clinet (14.4% alcohol) is composed of 85% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Yields of 38 hectoliters per hectare while higher... Another resounding success for the vintage the opaque purple-colored 2008 Clinet (14.4% alcohol) is composed of 85% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Yields of 38 hectoliters per hectare while higher than in 2010 were still modest. Another powerful big large-scaled effort the 2008 exhibits an inky/purple color as well as sweet creme de cassis blackberry plum Asian spice licorice and incense notes. Layered and full-bodied with stunning purity and a 40+ second finish this beauty needs 3-5 years of bottle age and should keep for 25-30 years.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2010
Ripe rich and almost flashy with gorgeous spice mocha and warm raspberry ganache notes up front followed by darker fig currant graphite and black tea on the long racy finish. Accessible now this will be a real winner when... Ripe rich and almost flashy with gorgeous spice mocha and warm raspberry ganache notes up front followed by darker fig currant graphite and black tea on the long racy finish. Accessible now this will be a real winner when it knits together fully. Best from 2013 through 2019.-J.M.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
Dark-colored wine with smoky bitter chocolate flavors: cocoa plus spice and jammy black plums. It's powerful densely textured finishing with good acidity. R.V.
JS 90
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2010
Smoky and fruity with dark fruits and spices. Full body chewy tannins with an excellent core of fruit underneath it all. This needs time to mellow. Give it at least three or four years.
JJB 95
Jeff Loo - JJ Buckley, February 2011
85% merlot 12% of cabernet sauvignon and 3% cabernet franc. The cab sauv really adds an extra dimension to this wonderful Pomerol grown on soil made of gravel sand and clay. Ripe red fruits blend well with pepper leather... 85% merlot 12% of cabernet sauvignon and 3% cabernet franc. The cab sauv really adds an extra dimension to this wonderful Pomerol grown on soil made of gravel sand and clay. Ripe red fruits blend well with pepper leather and violets and well integrated oak. The palate is full bodied with smooth tannins providing great freshness accuracy and an unending finish. Definitely a star of the vintage! This should evolve for the next 25+ years.