Tasting Notes Clinet 2004
As recent vintages have tended to be, the 2004 Clinet is a strong effort. Its dark purple color is followed by classic aromas and flavors of truffles, mocha, espresso roast, plums, jammy black cherries, and darker fruits. Medium-bodied and ripe with light to moderate tannin, it should drink nicely for 10-15 years.
Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s Clinet vertical. This has a ripe blackcurrant, blueberry and seaweed-tinged bouquet, quite opulent in style and developing a touch of Japanese umeboshi with time. The palate is full-bodied with dense, grippy tannins, very assertive but missing some elegance. There is an attractive spicy touch towards the finish, but there is a “compactness” to this Clinet that means that it does not really “flow” like the 2006. Tasted February 2011.