Tasting Notes Clinet 2001
Served from an ex-chateau double magnum, the larger format has a key role to play here, the nose more backward than from bottles, the savoury component less pronounced. Instead you get those lovely peppermint-tinged black fruit with hints of violets and iodine. The palate displays fine tannins and there is great depth here, although I still find the finish just a little clipped. Tasted May 2013.
Always difficult to judge in its youth, the 2001 Clinet exhibits a dense plum/purple color along with a nose of Asian spices (particularly soy), blackberries, raisins, and a hint of prunes. Medium to full-bodied, with good expansiveness, moderate tannin, and an elegant finish, it should round into shape in 1-2 years, and evolve for a decade