Tasting Notes Clinet 2007
One of the finest Pomerols of the vintage, Clinet's 2007 reveals an impressive display of chocolate-infused black cherry and blackberry fruit intertwined with hints of truffles and incense. It is a dense, medium to full-bodied, well-built effort with sweet tannin as well as surprising richness and length. This beauty, a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc, can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years. It was made from yields of 35 hectoliters per hectare, and the natural alcohol is a remarkable 14%.
Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index's Clinet vertical. A blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, matured for 16 months in 60% new oak. This has a strong scent of espresso on the nose, the oak a little dominant at first, but mellowing with aeration to offer cherry liqueur, blueberry and violets. Good definition. The palate is medium-bodied with a savoury entry, slightly finer tannins that leads to a cohesive irony finish with touches of dark berries, wild strawberry and chestnut. Very fine and supple, the '07 will offer pleasurable medium-term drinking. Tasted February 2011.