Clinet 2009

Cult Wines Price: ¥2,300 / 12x75cl
Cult Wines Price: ¥1,100 / 6x75cl
Chateau Clinet, Clinet, 2009

Tasting Notes Clinet 2009

100

Clinet has been on a hot streak lately and the 2009 appears to be the greatest wine ever made at the estate, surpassing even the late Jean-Michel Arcaute’s monumental 1989. A blend of 85% Merlot and tiny amounts of Cabernet Franc (12%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (3%), this big Pomerol boasts an opaque, moonless night inky/blue/purple color in addition to a gorgeous perfume of blueberry pie, incense, truffles, black raspberries, licorice and wood smoke. Viscous and multi-dimensional with silky, sweet tannin, massive fruit concentration and full-bodied power, there are nearly 4,000 cases of this thick, juicy, perfect Clinet. It should drink well in 3-5 years and keep for 25-30.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199 February 2012
96

Aromas of dark fruits, hazelnut and dark chocolate, follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins that are polished and refined. Beautiful depth of fruit to this. Best in 2018.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, February 14th 2012
96

The Clinet ’09 is a massive wine but on this occasion it is curiously reticent at first and demands coaxing. Perhaps this is on the cusp of closing down. The palate is full-bodied and dense, loaded with glycerin but still beautifully balanced with firm backbone and massive grip on the finish. This is a child prodigy that is about to enter what might well be a turbulent adolescence, but is certain to inspire awe just as the 1989 and 1990 Clinet can do at present. Tasted June 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Nov 2013

Clinet Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Clinet 2017 Chateau Clinet ¥596 12x75cl
Clinet 2017 Chateau Clinet ¥345 6x75cl
Clinet 2016 Chateau Clinet ¥864 12x75cl
Clinet 2016 Chateau Clinet ¥440 6x75cl
Clinet 2015 Chateau Clinet ¥900 12x75cl
Clinet 2014 Chateau Clinet ¥523 12x75cl
Clinet 2013 Chateau Clinet ¥440 12x75cl
Clinet 2013 Chateau Clinet ¥220 6x75cl
Clinet 2012 Chateau Clinet ¥625 12x75cl
Clinet 2011 Chateau Clinet ¥627 12x75cl
Clinet 2011 Chateau Clinet ¥50 1x75cl
Clinet 2010 Chateau Clinet ¥1,040 12x75cl
Clinet 2010 Chateau Clinet ¥512 6x75cl
Clinet 2009 Chateau Clinet ¥2,300 12x75cl
Clinet 2009 Chateau Clinet ¥1,100 6x75cl
Clinet 2008 Chateau Clinet ¥750 12x75cl
Clinet 2007 Chateau Clinet ¥680 12x75cl
Clinet 2006 Chateau Clinet ¥850 12x75cl
Clinet 2005 Chateau Clinet ¥1,100 12x75cl
Clinet 2004 Chateau Clinet ¥731 12x75cl
Clinet 2003 Chateau Clinet ¥950 12x75cl
Clinet 2002 Chateau Clinet ¥696 12x75cl
Clinet 2001 Chateau Clinet ¥913 12x75cl
Clinet 2000 Chateau Clinet ¥1,546 12x75cl
Clinet 1999 Chateau Clinet ¥900 12x75cl
Clinet 1998 Chateau Clinet ¥1,050 12x75cl
Clinet 1998 Chateau Clinet ¥550 6x75cl
Clinet 1997 Chateau Clinet ¥696 12x75cl
Clinet 1996 Chateau Clinet ¥835 12x75cl
Clinet 1995 Chateau Clinet ¥1,324 12x75cl
Clinet 1990 Chateau Clinet ¥3,492 12x75cl
Clinet 1989 Chateau Clinet ¥6,804 12x75cl
Clinet 1986 Chateau Clinet ¥1,564 12x75cl
Clinet 1982 Chateau Clinet ¥2,856 12x75cl