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2010 Clinet

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2010 Clinet from Château Clinet, Pomerol, Bordeaux

In the tapestry of Bordeaux vintages, the year 2010 is embroidered with the threads of brilliance and fortitude, qualities embodied beautifully by the 2010 Clinet from Château Clinet. An archetype of Pomerol excellence, this wine bespeaks the splendour of a season marked by impeccable balance between heat and cool conditions, crafting a vintage that whispers to the connoisseur with as much authority as it bellows to the collector.


A Vintage of Poise and Power

Investors and connoisseurs alike revel in a vintage such as the 2010 for its quintessential demonstration of ageing potential. The 2010 harvest throughout Bordeaux bestowed wines with robust tannins and remarkable concentration, yet it was in Pomerol where these attributes achieved a hushed harmony.

The 2010 Clinet from Château Clinet exudes a regal confidence on the nose, with aristocratic aromas of black truffle and ripe plums. As one communes with this wine, hints of dark chocolate and cherries eventually relinquish their opulence to a whisper of violet—a testament to the famed Merlot of Pomerol.


An Embodiment of Terroir and Talent

Undoubtedly, Château Clinet has captured the magic of its terroir in this vintage. The gravelly soils of Pomerol have coaxed out a finesse from the 2010 Clinet that firmly anchors it in the memory. The palate is caressed by velvety tannins that promise longevity while offering immediate pleasure—a dance between patience and indulgence.

Melding power with elegance, the structured depth on offer segues into an epilogue where spices twine with subtle earthiness in a finish that lingers with confident grace.

Positioned impeccably within the investment landscape, the 2010 Clinet from Château Clinet is one for those seeking a treasure trove from Bordeaux—one that will unfurl its riches as time goes on. This vintage not merely stands out; it stands up, proud and unyielding, challenging palates and delighting investors who can discern its latent majesty.

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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.

James Suckling -


Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London. The Clinet 2010 is blessed with a compelling bouquet with ripe, succulent small dark cherries, blueberry and cassis that show outstanding control and delineation. There is a femininity here that I have not discerned on recent vintages. The palate is voluminous and complex with exuberant black fruit, cassis, black pepper and spice, the finish showing immense control and persistency. Outstanding – the kind of Pomerol fit for the finest Essex restaurant! Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin - Wine Advocate - Wine Journal


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 3,400 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.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate - Wine Journal


Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Clinet rolls sensuously out of the glass with notes of Black Forest cake, blueberry compote and plum preserves plus hints of cigar box, cardamom and cloves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals pleasant poise with loads of savory sparks on the finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 5 March 2020

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