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2020 Clinet

By Chateau Clinet

2020 Clinet from Chateau Clinet, Pomerol, Bordeaux

The 2020 Cleret from Chateau Clinet emerges as a testament to the resilience and adaptability of Pomerol's terroir amidst the challenges presented by the year's unique climatic conditions. The heritage of Chateau Clinet, deeply rooted in the Right Bank's most hallowed grounds, has once again graced us with a vintage that bespeaks the intricate balance between human endeavour and nature's whims.

 

Vintage Character: A Testament to Resilience

In a year that tested even the most seasoned vignerons, Pomerol stood steadfast. The vintage was marked by a damp beginning that required deft canopy management followed by a summer so gracious it washed away concerns, leading to near-ideal harvest conditions. This particular vinous child of 2020 Clinet honours its pedigree with pronounced expressions of ripe dark fruit interlaced with tinges of earthy complexity characteristic of this coveted appellation.

 

An Oenological Jewel for Discerning Investors

The composition of the 2020 vintage is a balanced choreography between Merlot and Cabernet Franc, resulting in a bouquet flourishing with seductive aromas of black cherries and subtle hints of violet. This preliminary nosing gives way to a finely structured palate, where polished tannins anchor the wine's full-bodied grace without overwhelming its intricate dark berry and plum profile.

Fine wine investors will appreciate how Chateau Clinet has achieved a remarkable equilibrium in this offering; a wine that holds immense potential for ageing but yet presents an approachability in its youth that is utterly captivating. It is clear that the platonic ideal of Pomerol has been approached if not met by the 2020 Clinet from Chateau Clinet, promising not only sensorial delight but also robust investment potential.

Encapsulating the heart of Pomerol's 2020 narrative, this vintage stands as one to watch, evolve, and treasure. Guided by an impeccable lineage and crafted with an eye toward the nuanced palate, it enfolds investors and enthusiasts alike in an experience that resonates with both refinement and vitality. The legacy of 2020 Clinet from Chateau Clinet is undoubtedly marked by its poised expression in this exceptional vintage.

Market price (CAD)

$1,260.00

12x75cl

Highest score

97

POP score

44.71

Scores and tasting notes

96-98

The 2020 Clinet (a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon) has an opaque purple-black color, needing a little coaxing to unleash bold, powerful notes of plum preserves, blueberry compote and black raspberries, followed by suggestions of cracked black pepper, menthol, cedar chest and rose oil with a hint of licorice. The big, rich, full-bodied palate is a powerhouse, bursting with impactful black and blue fruit preserves flavors, supported by ripe, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and fantastically perfumed.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 20 May 2021

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