2017 Clinet Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JL 95 WE 95 WS 95 WA 94 JS 93 JA 93 JD 93
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2020

An outstanding wine, especially when you consider the vintage, here you find lush, silky textures and layers of ripe, sweet, fresh, soft plums, fresh cherries and nuances of chocolate, licorice, spice, smoke, flowers and...
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, March 2020

This wine is stacked with tannins and concentrated fruits, with a dense texture. The wine's future is assured and long term. Drink from 2024. - ROGER VOSS
WS 95

Wine Spectator, March 2020

This is brimming with raspberry and boysenberry compote flavors, while mouthwatering anise and pain d'épices notes fill in the background. Reveals a flash of ganache, a streak of tar and an echo of bramble through the...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2018

(WA 92-94 points) Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Clinet opens slowly to reveal vibrant red and black fruits: red currants, black cherries, plums and cassis with touches of roses, yeast extract, wood smoke and...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, January 2020

A fresh and fruity Clinet with tangy acidity highlighting the plum and cherry character. Reserved style. Medium body, creamy tannins and a delicious finish. Linear and focused in general. Needs a year or two to calm down...
JA 93

janeanson.com, April 2023

Rose petals and raspberry leaf on the nose, this is delicate and charming, smoky edges, soft appealing raspberry and red cherry, plenty of caressing fine tannins. Real charm, and so deft in its construction, great...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, February 2020

The 2017 Chateau Clinet checks in behind the 2015 and 2016 (and I suspect the 2018), yet it does well in the vintage. Based on 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in 72% new barrels (the estate has moved to...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

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.

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.

The 2017 Clinet is a Bordeaux Blend red wine hailing from the esteemed Pomerol region of Bordeaux, France. This wine embodies elegance and finesse, showcasing the skillful craftsmanship of the renowned producer, Clinet. With a deep garnet-purple color, this wine is visually striking and alluring.

Upon first opening the bottle, the nose is greeted with a bouquet of vibrant red and black fruits. Ripe red currants, black cherries, plums, and cassis dance on the senses, complemented by delicate touches of roses, wood smoke, and crushed rocks. These aromas create an enticing invitation to delve deeper into the wine's complexities.

On the palate, the 2017 Clinet reveals a medium body with firm, grainy tannins. The tightly wound fruits and compelling mineral accents create a taut and muscular palate, showcasing the wine's depth and structure. Tangy acidity highlights the plum and cherry character, adding freshness and liveliness to the overall profile. Creamy tannins and a delicious finish leave a lasting impression, contributing to the wine's overall balance and harmony.

Wine experts from around the world have praised the 2017 Clinet for its exceptional qualities. James Suckling awarded it a score of 93, noting its reserved style and recommending a year or two of aging to allow it to reach its full potential. Jeff Leve gave it a remarkable score of 95, highlighting the lush, silky textures and layers of ripe, sweet, fresh, soft plums and cherries, as well as the wine's ability to evolve and gain additional nuances with cellar aging.

Overall, the 2017 Clinet is a wine of exceptional quality and charm. Its delicate aromas, refined palate, and long finish make it a standout in the world of Bordeaux blends. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years, this wine is sure to captivate and delight wine enthusiasts.