Tasting Notes Clinet 1999
Clinet's 1999 is surprisingly accessible in the attack, but there is some firm tannin in the finish. The wine is medium-bodied with notes of licorice, blackberry/cherry/currant fruit, some sweet but slightly rustic tannin, and an excellent, broad mouthfeel. The wine is well-made but falls short of being exceptional. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2015.
Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index's Clinet vertical. This has a lot of glycerine on the nose that lends it a New World sheen with notes of macerated dark cherries, sloe, candied orange peel and a touch of cherry liqueur. The palate is full-bodied with dense, sinewy tannins, very good weight but not much in the way of finesse, whilst the oak is a little obvious towards the meaty finish. Tasted February 2011.