2017 Chateau Clinet, Pomerol (6 x Bottle)

France Bordeaux Pomerol

The 2017 Clinet was bottled at the end of June 2019. It has a more understated bouquet than the 2015 or 2016. Tightly wound, brambly black fruit with traces of pressed violet and iodine, gradually open with orange rind notes. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins. This is classic in style, firm grip and a little rigid in its youth, although it will flesh out with bottle age. I admire both the freshness and salinity in this Clinet, especially its linearity on the finish. Excellent. (13.2% alcohol)

2017 Chateau Clinet, Pomerol (6 x Bottle)

The 2017 Clinet was bottled at the end of June 2019. It has a more understated bouquet than the 2015 or 2016. Tightly wound, brambly black fruit with traces of pressed violet and iodine, gradually open with orange rind notes. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins. This is classic in style, firm grip and a little rigid in its youth, although it will flesh out with bottle age. I admire both the freshness and salinity in this Clinet, especially its linearity on the finish. Excellent. (13.2% alcohol)

France Bordeaux Pomerol
Producer Chateau Clinet
Sub-Region Pomerol
Region Bordeaux
Country France
Grape Variety Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2017
Colour Red
Style Medium-Full, Dry

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Vinous

The 2017 Clinet was bottled at the end of June 2019. It has a more understated bouquet than the 2015 or 2016. Tightly wound, brambly black fruit with traces of pressed violet and iodine, gradually open with orange rind notes. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins. This is classic in style, firm grip and a little rigid in its youth, although it will flesh out with bottle age. I admire both the freshness and salinity in this Clinet, especially its linearity on the finish. Excellent. (13.2% alcohol)

93 Points / Drinking 2022 - 2045

By Neal Martin / February 2020

Vinous

The 2017 Clinet has not come together as well as I had hoped. Today, it is wild, exotic and rough around the edges, with angular contours, all of which convey an impression of rusticity. Iron, game, smoke, blood and red plum fruit add some nuance, but there is just not much finesse here.

88 Points / Drinking 2022 - 2030

By Antonio Galloni / March 2020

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Clinet opens slowly to reveal vibrant red and black fruits: red currants, black cherries, plums and cassis with touches of roses, yeast extract, wood smoke and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied with firm, grainy tannins and a taut, muscular palate of tightly wound fruits and compelling mineral accents, it finishes long with wonderful purity and fragrant earth accents.

92-94 Points

By Lisa Perrotti-Brown / April 2018