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2015 Clinet

By Chateau Clinet

2015 Clinet from Chateau Clinet, Pomerol, Bordeaux

The 2015 vintage in Pomerol was marked by a season of contrasts, leading to a notable harvest that gave us wines of robust character and exceptional ageing potential. The 2015 Clinet from Chateau Clinet underscores this narrative, delivering an expressive testimony to the harmonious interplay of climate and craft.

 

A Vintage to Remember: The Splendour of 2015

Chateau Clinet, nestled in the revered Pomerol appellation, is recognised for its meticulous approach to viticulture and vinification. The 2015 season was characterised by judiciously timed warmth and rainfall, culminating in a climatic crescendo that bestowed optimal ripeness upon the Merlot-dominated blend which is Clinet's signature. This vintage emerged as an exemplary display of Pomerol's prowess, rendered with finesse by this estate.

 

Invest in Elegance: The 2015 Clinet Narrative

The 2015 Clinet beckons with a deep garnet hue and an opulent bouquet of crushed blackberries, ripe plums, and a nuanced touch of Cuban cigars—a nod to the terroir's iron-rich clay which imparts such depth. On the palate, the vintage unfurls with velvety tannins married to a vibrant acidity foundational to its notable structure—features lending themselves splendidly to cellar maturation.

This Pomerol standout makes for a sagacious addition to any investment portfolio. In tapping into the potential of this wine's distinguished expression, investors both witness and participate in the unfolding of a narrative—one that showcases how emphatic weather patterns can be harnessed into bottles of nuanced complexity under adept stewardship.

 

Conclusion: A Future Classic

As one peers through the lens of wine investment, the 2015 Clinet shines as a beacon of collectability. Its balance between potent fruit profiles and refined elegance encapsulates the essence of what makes for an enduring Bordeaux wine. The investment calculus here promises incrementally rewarding returns on sensory and fiscal investment over time—a compelling proposition indeed.

Current market price

$1,670.00

12x75cl

Highest score

100

POP score

50

Scores and tasting notes

99-100

OMG. This is really dense and rich with velvety tannins and so much fruit and length. Super concentration and structure. Greatest Clinet ever. No jam. Just class.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com

97

A blend of 90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Cabernet Franc matured in 65% new and 35% one-year-old French oak for 16 months, the 2015 Clinet offers a medium to deep garnet-purple color and slowly, provocatively unfurls in the glass with notes of crushed black cherries, warm black raspberries and red cherry compote plus nuances of bay leaves, cinnamon stick, star anise, fenugreek and forest floor and wafts of potpourri and mocha. The palate reveals a sensuous medium-bodied style offset beautifully by very firm, very silky tannins and packed with energetic, multifaceted fruit as well as great tension, finishing long with an arresting spice and floral perfume. A real stunner!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 21 February 2018

94-97

The fleshy plum, blackberry and boysenberry fruit flavors sail along, gilded with a hint of anise and backed by velvety tannins. Shows serious length already and latent depth. A hedonistic wine in the making.—J.M.

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth - winespectator.com

95-97

The 2015 Clinet is a blend of 90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc, cropped at 37 hl/ha and matured in 65% new oak. It was picked from 15 September commencing with the young Merlot vines, and finishing between 28 and 1 October with the very old Merlots and the Cabernets. A couple of specific features to note: the alcohol level is 14.3%, perhaps a little lower than some of Clinet's peers and also a IPT of up to 88, higher than 2010 even. Broody at first, it eventually develops a perfumed bouquet as it opens, with black fruit, melted tar and a brush of black truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. There is plenty of nascent energy in this Clinet, spicier than other vintages that I have tasted over the years, linear at first and then fanning out towards the finish with a dash of white pepper on the aftertaste. It is a very harmonious Clinet, one that I suspect will favor those with the nous to age this Pomerol for 5-7 years, even though it might tempt you earlier. This is a great Pomerol from Ronan Laborde and his team.

Neal Martin - eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016

95

Picked comparatively early, this is correspondingly fresh and well balanced with floral, violet-scented aromas, lots of plush bramble, plum and blackberry fruit, nuanced tannins and a fresh, minerally finish. Classy stuff from a château in an impressive run of form. Drink: 2022-32

Tim Atkin - timatkin.com

17

Purplish. Almost overripe nose. Very velvety texture. More savoury than sweet on the palate. Hugely ambitious. Rather drying tannins on the end. Not my style but a very good example of the super-concentrated style.

Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com

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