2010 Clinet Fleur de Clinet
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WS 92

Reg: $41.94

$38.94

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Reg: $41.94

$38.94

This product is
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WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2011
Lovely mocha spice blueberry and blackberry aromas and flavors lead to a long velvety finish. Rich and caressing. Delightful. -JM
JJB 92
Eddie Wolowski - JJ Buckley, September 2012
Deep ruby core with a bright crimson rim. The bouquet is fragrant with ripe cherry raspberry and smoky minerality. Full-bodied and complex with chocolate covered red fruit portabella mushroom and cinnamon spice notes... Deep ruby core with a bright crimson rim. The bouquet is fragrant with ripe cherry raspberry and smoky minerality. Full-bodied and complex with chocolate covered red fruit portabella mushroom and cinnamon spice notes. Well balanced and impressive the zesty berry compote and expressive chalky terroir on the midpalate lead into a finish replete with fine tannins. A pretty serious second wine that offers great value. Drink now after a few hours in a decanter or follow over the next dozen years. Begs to be paired up with a prime steak dinner.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2010

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.