2015 Feytit-Clinet, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)
The 2015 Feytit-Clinet is one of the most exciting, viscerally thrilling wines of the vintage. Graphite, smoke, charcoal, violets, and a host of intense, dark fruits make a strong first impression. Vertical and towering in the glass, the 2015 possesses magnificent intensity to match its virile, brooding personality. There is a sense of explosive energy in the 2015 that is simply compelling. Readers who can find the 2015 should not hesitate, as it is stunning. What a wine! The blend is approximately 96% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Tasted two times. (AG)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Château Feytit-Clinet has a perfumed and floral bouquet, wilted violets filtering through the dark cherry and cassis fruit, gaining more complexity as it opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin that are cloaked in layers of lightly toasted dark berry fruit, the new oak a little obvious at the moment, yet there is more than sufficient fruit to subsume all that with 6-8 years in bottle. Jeremy Chasseuil has created another exemplary Pomerol from this estate that continues to threaten to break into the big league. This is absolutely delicious and it deserves the great recognition that this wine currently attracts. (NM)
Fabulous depth of fruit here with blackberry, blueberry, mineral and dried meat character. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish.
Bright and fragrant, with fine texture and tannins. Builds on the palate to provide length. Fresh and persistent, showing elegant weight and style. (JL)