Tasting Notes Clinet 2003
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's '10-Year On' tasting in London. The Clinet 2003 puts the Gazin 2003 in the shade with a far more precocious bouquet: peppermint, dark cherries and blueberry fruit that is unashamedly New World in style, though compared to outstanding successes in 2009 and 2010 it lacks some class. But there is at least some freshness here. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly acetic opening. It seems a little overdone, a little showy when there is not that much to offer compared to the ethereal vintages of late and again, the raisin-tinged finish suffers from monotony. Tasted March 2013.
The 2003 Clinet is disappointing. Light to medium-bodied and soft, with hints of over-ripe, nearly raisiny, black currant and fig-like characteristics, it exhibits a late harvest-like style with low acidity, sweet fruit, abundant glycerin, and a disjointed mouthfeel. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.