Clinet 1996

Current Market Price: £835.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Clinet, Clinet, 1996

Tasting Notes Clinet 1996

91

This is a backward, muscular, highly-extracted wine with a boatload of tannin, thus the question mark. The saturated plum/purple color is followed by an aggressively oaky nose with scents of roasted coffee, blackberries, and prunes. It is somewhat of a freak for a 1996 Pomerol given its richness, intensity, and overripe style. Medium-bodied and powerful, but extremely closed, and in need of 5-7 years of cellaring, it will be interesting to follow this wine's evolution to determine if the tannin fully integrates itself into the wine's concentrated style. If not, it will have a slight rusticity to its tannin and structure. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020. I sense this wine will be much more controversial than I had anticipated.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #122 April 1999
90

Served from an ex-chateau double magnum, the 1996 Clinet has a mature nose even in this larger format with blackberry and raspberry fruit, perhaps a little more animally than I recall other examples (just a little brettanomyces perchance?) The palate is full-bodied with firm tannins, thickly layered black fruit, mint and sage. I actually prefer the bottle served at the vertical two years ago as this seemed a little frayed and bucolic on the finish. Still, this is a pleasurable wine, albeit no match compared to recent successes. Tasted May 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2013

Clinet Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Clinet 2017 Chateau Clinet £596.00 12x75cl
Clinet 2017 Chateau Clinet £345.00 6x75cl
Clinet 2016 Chateau Clinet £864.00 12x75cl
Clinet 2016 Chateau Clinet £440.00 6x75cl
Clinet 2015 Chateau Clinet £900.00 12x75cl
Clinet 2014 Chateau Clinet £523.00 12x75cl
Clinet 2013 Chateau Clinet £440.00 12x75cl
Clinet 2013 Chateau Clinet £220.00 6x75cl
Clinet 2012 Chateau Clinet £625.00 12x75cl
Clinet 2011 Chateau Clinet £627.00 12x75cl
Clinet 2011 Chateau Clinet £50.01 1x75cl
Clinet 2010 Chateau Clinet £1,040.00 12x75cl
Clinet 2010 Chateau Clinet £512.00 6x75cl
Clinet 2009 Chateau Clinet £2,300.00 12x75cl
Clinet 2009 Chateau Clinet £1,100.00 6x75cl
Clinet 2008 Chateau Clinet £750.00 12x75cl
Clinet 2007 Chateau Clinet £680.00 12x75cl
Clinet 2006 Chateau Clinet £850.00 12x75cl
Clinet 2005 Chateau Clinet £1,100.00 12x75cl
Clinet 2004 Chateau Clinet £731.00 12x75cl
Clinet 2003 Chateau Clinet £950.00 12x75cl
Clinet 2002 Chateau Clinet £696.00 12x75cl
Clinet 2001 Chateau Clinet £913.00 12x75cl
Clinet 2000 Chateau Clinet £1,546.00 12x75cl
Clinet 1999 Chateau Clinet £900.00 12x75cl
Clinet 1998 Chateau Clinet £1,050.00 12x75cl
Clinet 1998 Chateau Clinet £550.00 6x75cl
Clinet 1997 Chateau Clinet £696.00 12x75cl
Clinet 1996 Chateau Clinet £835.00 12x75cl
Clinet 1995 Chateau Clinet £1,324.00 12x75cl
Clinet 1990 Chateau Clinet £3,492.00 12x75cl
Clinet 1989 Chateau Clinet £6,804.00 12x75cl
Clinet 1986 Chateau Clinet £1,564.00 12x75cl
Clinet 1982 Chateau Clinet £2,856.00 12x75cl