2010 Clinet Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • JS 97
  • JL 97
  • WA 96
  • WS 95
  • NM 94
  • IWC 93
  • JR 91

Reviews for 2010 Clinet Bordeaux Blend

JS 97
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2013
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... 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.
JL 97
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Clinet owner Ronan Laborde used what he called a classic Pomerol blend of 85% Merlot 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc. At 14.6 % alcohol than they achieved in 2009. Effective yields are also lower than in... Clinet owner Ronan Laborde used what he called a classic Pomerol blend of 85% Merlot 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc. At 14.6 % alcohol than they achieved in 2009. Effective yields are also lower than in 2009. In fact they are close to 25% less which means there will be a lot less wine in the marketplace from this outstanding vintage. Opaque in color explosive floral plum black fruit jammy berry oak chocolate and black raspberry scents create a beguiling perfume. This complex spicy wine coats your palate with layers of pure sweet ripe plums. This is a hedonistic sensuous style of Pomerol that blends intensity with pleasure and chocolate covered ripe fruit.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
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... 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. 96+ - Robert Parker
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
This showy, packed and well-endowed Pomerol pumps out notes of warm linzer torte, plum preserves and blackberry reduction, all supported by a broad, charcoal- and ganache-coated structure and deeply embedded acidity. Very... This showy, packed and well-endowed Pomerol pumps out notes of warm linzer torte, plum preserves and blackberry reduction, all supported by a broad, charcoal- and ganache-coated structure and deeply embedded acidity. Very muscular on the back end, this boasts a still-chewy feel. Among the most backward of the 2010 Pomerols, this requires significant cellaring. For those who enjoy more power than subtlety. Best from 2017 through 2035. – JM
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Clinet 2010 has a tempting truffle-scented bouquet with fine delineation - crushed violets developing beautifully in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with... Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Clinet 2010 has a tempting truffle-scented bouquet with fine delineation - crushed violets developing beautifully in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp red berry fruit on the entry, fine angular tannins with a tart but focused, tense finish. This is a fabulous Clinet from Ronan Laborde and his team, although I suspect that the 2009 Clinet may eventually turn out to be the superior wine.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Good deep ruby-red. Brooding, superripe aromas of blackberry, plum and coffee. Seriously concentrated and dense, but with juicy acidity giving energy and definition to the thick flavors of dark plum, flowers and potpourri... Good deep ruby-red. Brooding, superripe aromas of blackberry, plum and coffee. Seriously concentrated and dense, but with juicy acidity giving energy and definition to the thick flavors of dark plum, flowers and potpourri spices. This very suave, plush wine finishes with substantial but noble tannins that dust the front teeth. This big boy has the stuffing and structure for a slow and graceful evolution in bottle.
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2014
Warm, savoury, fresh and welcoming nose (the first Pomerol tasted after four flights of 2010 St-Émilions!). Rich, mildly raisined but long and rewarding. 17.5/20