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2010 Clinet Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JP98
  • WA98
  • JL97
  • JS97
  • WS95
  • ST93
  • JR91

Reviews

JP98
John Perry - JJ Buckley, January 2013
85% merlot 12% cabernet sauvignon 3% cabernet franc. Aged in 60% new oak and 40% one year old barrels. The vines average 43 years in age planted on a mix of clay and gravel soils. Michel Rolland consults. From the first... 85% merlot 12% cabernet sauvignon 3% cabernet franc. Aged in 60% new oak and 40% one year old barrels. The vines average 43 years in age planted on a mix of clay and gravel soils. Michel Rolland consults. From the first whiff this hits you as a sensational wine as the nose is fabulously fragrant and enticing with gobs of black fruit that find harmony in ripeness and freshness and a streak of minerality cuts through the fruit along with lavender and vanilla. A seductively smooth entry leads to a seamless and layered wine that delivers from beginning to end. Layer upon layer of concentrated blackberry mineral earth and mocha flavors build on the palate while effortlessly receding on the finish. Polished tannins caress the back of the wine and round out this beautiful offering. Difficult to provide words that would do the 2010 Clinet justice this is a powerful effort that displays terrific structure and is deftly poised and balanced. This outstanding wine could potentially be a 50 year wine. Bravo!
WA98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
2010: A spectacular success in this vintage this blend of 85% Merlot 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc achieved 15% natural alcohol. Sadly there are only 3400 cases primarily because of the small Merlot... 2010: A spectacular success in this vintage this blend of 85% Merlot 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc achieved 15% natural alcohol. Sadly there are only 3400 cases primarily because of the small Merlot crop (yields were only 29 hectoliters per hectare). The wine's opaque purple color is followed by an extraordinary bouquet of boysenberries blueberries black currants licorice truffles and a hint of asphalt. The wine possesses great intensity a multidimensional mouthfeel stunning glycerin and richness and wonderful freshness as well as precision because of the vintage conditions. This massive Pomerol will age effortlessly for 30-35 years. Equaling what Clinet achieved in 1989 and 1990 it is the third successive great vintage for this estate.
JL97
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2013
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.
JS97
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 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.
WS95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 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
ST93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 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.
JR91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
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