Tasting Notes Clinet 2002
Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index's Clinet vertical. The Clinet 2002 is very ripe on the nose with macerated black cherries, cassis and a touch of blueberry, still wrapped up in some puppy fat. The palate is full-bodied with chewy tannins on the entry, good acidity though not quite as harmonious as I would have liked. Gritty dry tannins towards the finish with touches of tobacco and mint interlacing the peppery dark fruit. Fine and somehow, sedate. Tasted February 2011.
This soft, deep ruby/plum-colored effort exhibits notions of herbs, cassis, cherries, and flowers. While medium-bodied, harmonious, and well-made, it lacks the power and concentration of Clinet's top vintages. Consume it over the next decade.